In this lesson, you will learn to advise the commander on decontamination.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Advise the commander on decontamination.
Given information and illustrations regarding the tactical
decontamination decisions that must be made on the Air Land
Demonstrate competency of the task, skills, and knowledge
by responding to the multiple-choice test covering tactical
decontamination considerations, including whether, how
much, when, and where to decontaminate.
FM 3-5, STP 3-54B2-SM, and STP 3-54B34-SM-TG.
Deciding whether to decontaminate, how much to decontaminate, and when and
where to decontaminate are tactical decisions. There is no formula that can
give a precise answer to these questions. It takes judgment to decide where
You must assess
your tactical situation. You must know the Principles of Decontamination.
You must decide how decontamination affects your combat power.
MOPP Gear and collective protection shelters are only a temporary solution;
decontamination is more lasting.
If you are contaminated, there are
practical reasons why you must perform some decontamination as soon as
You must decide what action will best help you accomplish your