(b) Written or oral report.
The second part of the site selection report is the written or oral phase, which contains any information
not shown on the sketch or map. It will also contain a request for support for anything beyond the scope
of the decontamination squad. An example of additional support would be a request for additional
personnel. Be sure you include all support requirements in the site selection report prior to submitting
the report to your commander.
The contaminated unit meets the battalion decon crew at the decon site. The contaminated unit's
company supply section brings replacement MOPP Gear, decontaminants, and skin decon kits to the
rendezvous location. This location could be near enemy territory, and the decon crews and company
supply section have little, if any, organic security. Therefore, local field SOPs should describe the
rendezvous procedure for all parties involved to avoid confusion, delay, or confrontation with enemy
The decon platoon selects a site from among possible sites identified by the brigade or division chemical
section. Routes, designated by the division G4, are used for the movement of contaminated companies.
Consider these key factors when making this decision:
■ Good overhead concealment
■ Off the main route, but with easy access for vehicles
■ Large enough area to handle vehicles
■ A water source
■ Downwind of friendly (unprotected) troops
The decon platoon may need to improve the site. Time, materials, and special earth-moving equipment
may be needed to construct the site. If engineer support is required, the platoon must submit a request
through company headquarters or the supporting unit.