d. Assessment and Recovery Team.
An Assessment and Recovery Team (ART), headed by a battalion (or higher level) staff officer, must be
included in plans for thorough decontamination. The team assembles the medical, supply, maintenance,
and other support assets needed to reconstitute the contaminated unit after decontamination. The ART
team members are the reconstitution effort managers.
e. Military Police.
Depending upon their mission priorities, Military Police (MPs) may be available to escort contaminated
convoys and assist in traffic control as part of their battlefield circulation control.
f. Maintenance Element.
Sufficient maintenance personnel must be on hand to restore the contaminated unit's equipment to full
g. Battalion Aid Station.
A team or section from the battalion will be required to support the reconstitution effort. They will
triage casualties at the decontamination site. Casualties requiring decontamination will be processed
through a patient decontamination station. This station is set up and run by a patient decon squad from
the battalion aid station. The decon squad is organized out of assets from the battalion that the aid
station is supporting.
h. Forward Supply Battalion.
The logistical support package for a company-size reconstitution effort is provided by the forward
support battalion and organized from Brigade Support Area (BSA) elements. This provides the
contaminated unit with one-stop shopping for resupply, service, and refit capability.
Thorough Decontamination is an extensive and resource intensive operation. The exercise involves a
significant number of personnel which come from a variety of areas, depending upon the type of
expertise required and amount of support needed at each particular servicing area of the operation.
You must plan and prepare thoroughly in order to properly execute all of the events that will be taking
place. You may elect to plan the required tasks performed in the preparation phase simultaneously.
However, in the following paragraphs, they are listed roughly in the proper order that you should do