(3) Assessment and Recovery Team (ART).
The ART headed by a battalion (or higher level) staff officer, must be
included in plans for Thorough Decontamination.
The team assembles the
reconstitute the contaminated unit after decontamination. The team members
are the reconstitution effort managers.
Depending on their mission priorities, Military Police (MP) may escort
contaminated convoys and assist in traffic control as part of their
battlefield circulation control.
(5) Maintenance Personnel.
Enough maintenance personnel must be on hand do restore the contaminated
unit's equipment to full fighting capability.
A team or section from the
battalion aid station will be required to support the reconstitution effort.
They will triage casualties at the decontamination site.
decontamination squad from the battalion aid station will process casualties
The decontamination squad is organized from
assets of the battalion that the aid station is supporting. The logistical
support package for a company-size reconstitution is provided by the forward
support-battalion and organized from the brigade support area (BSA)
elements. Thus, the contaminated company makes only one stop for resupply,
service, and refit capability. See Appendixes B, C, and D.
Because this operation is extensive, you must prepare thoroughly to execute
it. You might plan the tasks of this phase simultaneously. However, they
are listed roughly in the proper order that you should do them.
When the contaminated unit wants to conduct Thorough Decontamination, the
commander contacts the battalion TOC and requests relief from its mission.
The battalion commander decides whether or not the company can withdraw,
move to the rear of the BSA, and undergo decontamination and reconstitution.
The battalion commander informs the brigade of this action.
The battalion decontamination team usually will not move with
contaminated company nor provide Detailed Equipment Decontamination