■ Decon area: Composed of the detailed troop and detailed equipment decon sites.
■ Reconstitution area: Located about one to two kilometers from the decon areas. The
reconstitution area must be upwind of all the other decon areas to keep it hazard free.
a. Contaminated Company.
The contaminated unit must decontaminate its own personnel and assist in supporting the decon unit
with the decontamination of equipment. Responsibilities of the contaminated unit include:
■ Coordinating with the battalion TOC and other decon elements.
■ Sending an advance party to rendezvous with the decon elements at the site.
■ Assisting with site setup.
■ Controlling traffic and providing security at the site.
■ Providing most of the labor for processing and cleanup afterwards.
b. Battalion Tactical Operations Center (TOC).
The battalion TOC has a coordinating role. It ultimately is responsible for linking up the decon assets
with the contaminated unit. The battalion TOC confirms the request of the contaminated unit and shifts
resources and units so that the contaminated unit may withdraw. It requests decon units to assist the
contaminated unit in its decon operation. When more than two companies in a battalion are
contaminated, the battalion TOC will coordinate with the brigade TOC for additional decon support.
c. Chemical Company or Decon Platoon.
locating and setting up a thorough decontamination site. It coordinates with the S3 or G3 sections and
the unit it is supporting. The decon element's primary mission is to set up and conduct equipment
decontamination. It assists the supported unit with detailed troop decontamination.