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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Officer - 74A


  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Officer
  • Restrictions:None

Overview

A Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear officer commands the Army branch that specifically defends against the threat of CBRN weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction. These officers lead an extraordinary chemical unit that is completely dedicated to protecting our nation.

Job Duties

  • Command CBRN operations during combat/peacetime
  • Coordinate employment of CBRN Soldiers at all levels of command
  • Instruct CBRN skills at service schools and training centers
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    Job training for a CBRN officer includes completion of the CBRN Basic Officer Leaders Course Phase III, where you will learn leadership skills, tactics and operational aspects used in a chemical platoon. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • CBRN defense procedures and toxic agent training
  • Preparing chemical units and serving as a battalion CBRN officer
  • HAZMAT Operations Certifications (Department of Defense accredited)
  • Demolition exposures
  • Helpful Skills

  • Selfdiscipline, confidence and intelligence
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities
  • ASVAB

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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