individual soldiers with Operational Decontamination. Finally, combat power
is restored using Thorough Decontamination when the unit reconstitutes.
Operational and Thorough Decontamination are managed at unit level, similar
to a hasty or deliberate attack or river crossing.
Combat power is slowed by a series of decontamination actions.
soldiers use Immediate Decon to survive the attack and stop agent from
penetrating surfaces that must be constantly touched. This does not affect
reduction of combat potential caused by the performance degradation of MOPP
4. By attacking the contamination early, decontamination is very effective.
Next, elements of the unit use Operational Decontamination to reduce the
Clean areas are
identified and protected.
Soldiers begin to restore their combat power
because they can move to clean areas, rest, and eat in reduced MOPP Levels.
Operational Decon can be effective enough that MOPP Levels can be reduced
for extended periods without further decontamination.