"Step Out of the Ordinary" and join a branch dedicated to the defense for our country against the threat of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). CBRN Officers command or serve as a Platoon Leader of a Chemical unit while employing the state-of-the-art CBRN defense systems. In a command and staff role the CBRN Officer, plans, coordinates, and directs CBRN operations and training within a command or activity to include CBRN vulnerability assessment; multi-spectral obscuration; sensitive site exploitation and assessment; CBRN reconnaissance; CBRN decontamination; CBRN force protection; and combating WMD, which includes nonproliferation, counter proliferation, and consequence management.
The responsibilities of a CBRN Lieutenant may include:
CBRN Officer training includes completion of the CBRN Basic Officer Leaders Course Phase III (CBRN BOLC), where you will learn leadership skills, tactics and operational aspects of systems and practices used in a Chemical platoon. Your training will take place in the classroom and in the field. The CBRN BOLC course includes:
Being a leader in the Army requires certain qualities. A leader exhibits self-discipline, initiative, confidence and intelligence. They are physically fit and can perform under physical and mental pressures. Leaders make decisions quickly, always focusing on completing the mission successfully, and show respect for their subordinates and other military officers. Leaders lead from the front and adjust to environments that are always changing. They are judged by their ability to make decisions on their own and bear ultimate moral responsibility for those decisions.
CBRN Officers may continue in the Maneuver, Fires and Effects career field, serving in the Chemical Corps at ever increasing levels of leadership and responsibility.
Responsibilities of a CBRN Captain may include:
The technical skills you acquire as a CBRN Officer will make you highly marketable in the civilian world. Personnel managers in Homeland Security, Consequence Management, Environmental Protection, and many other career fields are looking for employees with the skills and experience CBRN Officers receive.