The Reconstitution Phase will turn a decontaminated company into a fully
outfitted, ready-to-fight unit.
After processing through decontamination,
the unit moves to an assembly area for reconstitution. The parent battalion
assists the reconstituting company.
If the Assessment and Recovery Team
(ART) determines that the supplies are not available from the battalion, the
brigade support area (BSA) (forward support battalion) provides supplies. A
slice of BSA is integrated into the Thorough Decontamination Operations.
See Appendix C.
a. Brigade Support Area (BSA).
constitutes a one-stop refit that allows units to leave the decontamination
site fully prepared to fight.
Companies are decontaminated and
reconstituted in the BSA. Battalions and larger elements are decontaminated
and reconstituted in the division or corps support area.
b. Assessment and Recovery Team (ART).
The battalion commander activates the ART. This team determines what combat
effectiveness remains in the unit and, if required, what must be done to
restore it. A full discussion of the composition and duties of the ART is
given in FM 71-100.
c. Medical Team.
A medical team or section from the battalion aid station will support the
They triage (sort) casualties at the site.
Decontamination Station set up and run by a Patient Decontamination squad.
This squad is provided by the battalion being supported by the aid station.
and organized from the battalion support area elements. This provides the
contaminated unit with resupply, service, and refit capability in one place.
As a minimum, the following classes of supply should be provided by the
logistics support package:
Class I (Food)
Class II (Clothing and Individual Equipment)