Homeland Security, MSCoE partner on CBRN issues Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 March 2013
By Dawn Arden
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Fort Leonard Wood’s new Digital Training Facility was the site of the Army CBRN Response Enterprise Force Modernization Work Group on March 5-7.

More than 24 headquarters and organizations from the Department of Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Enterprise community attended the work group hosted by the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence’s Homeland Defense/Civil Support Office.    

The group was brought together to inform and educate Training and Doctrine Command capability developers and formally initiate studies and analysis.

“The purpose of this (work group) is to provide an overall overview of each of the Doctrine, Organizations, Training, Material, Leadership and education, Personnel and Facilities,” said David Engbrecht, MSCoE, HD/CSO technical director.

The study focuses on the tactical forces and their mission requirements.

“It is going to be a study process lead by TRADOC Centers of Excellences, but informed by the operating force and their plans,” said Michael Dutchuk, MSCoE, HD/CSO analyst.

During the three days, both sides worked together to bring to light some of the challenges faced during CBRN response missions and agreed upon what worked well.

“We’re filtering out all of those things that we can already do to achieve mission success. We’re focusing on the things that we can’t and then we’re going to prioritize those things a certain way,” Dutchuk said.

The process is long and will not have immediate effects. Once completed, the physical results may not be seen until the fiscal year 2016 and beyond.

“What these folks have to do is one, get the analysis conducted and then two, get through these reporting processes and then provide recommendations to be implemented,” Engbrecht said. “This is a lengthy process. Headquarter Department of the Army took three years worth of work and said ‘OK, TRADOC you haven’t got three years, you only have two and really you only have about 18 months.’”

The DOTMLPF assessment process has been started for Urban Search and Rescue and also for Decontamination.
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