Posted on Apr 17, 2018
Alec Roman
26.1K
19
11
4
4
0
Aa82fd5
My brother messaged me last night looking into a military career. He would like to do something CBRN related (he is going to NC State for Biomed) but said that he liked the sound of Marine RTT or Coast Guard MSRT, which are the two jobs that set off his interest. While these two jobs may not be exactly what he’s looking for, are there any careers in any branch similar to what he’s looking for?
Avatar_feed
Responses: 9
CPT Nuclear and Counterproliferation
6
6
0
Ok. A 74D serving outside a Chemical Unit is basically a whatever MOS their unit is made up of, signaliers, infantry, scouts, tankers....They’re a generalist who also runs a CBRN cage but is required to do EVERYTHING any Soldier in the specific unit does. As far as Officer, we serve in the capacity as a Specialty Staff Position, serving a an advisor to the Commander. Biomed will come in handy at BOLC and CCC then a Functional Area but you need to be able to do staff work first. But it’s not enough to know the CBRN effects and mitigation techniques, you must also be prepared to know every other maneuver MOS so you can accurately describe the effects weapons have on the troops in the formation, which means bivouacing with the infantry or sleeping in Bradley’s with the Scouts. Hope that helps. The Chemical Corps needs good people. -Chemical Company Commander.
(6)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small
SFC Vet Technician
4
4
0
If he has the mettle, each Special Forces Group (Airborne) is assigned a Chemical Recon Detachment as a Chemical Decon Detachment. Additionally, 75th Rangers have a Chemical teams that provide the same support for the Ranger Regiment.

Otherwise, pretty much every unit in the Army requires some sort of CBRN Soldier.

After looking again at your post, I realized that you are talking more about the part time services, such as the Guard. Many states have a Civilian Support Team that support civilian operations during an event that involves WMD. Typically, these teams work closely with Homeland.
(4)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small
MAJ Mark Anderson
2
2
0
I would recommend WMD-CST. These are full time Army and Air Guard and have rigorous training programs.
(2)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close