CBRNE TCBRNE Task Fask Fororcesces
Army Chemical Review
Since the advent of modern warfare, commanders have applied a combined arms strategy to overmatch adversary capabilities and to generate decisive advantages at key points on the battlefield. Formed from mounted and dismounted maneuver units—and with artillery and aviation support—the overwhelming, integrated combined arms entities complement one another. Similarly, today’s chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) units must be capable of being employed as integrated formations to capitalize on their overlapping and synergistic strengths and to provide supported commanders with the capacity to effectively and decisively operate in an environment that is complicated by CBRNE hazards. This article describes the evolution of the 20th CBRNE Command from a functional force provider of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) capabilities to one that scales, tailors, and employs multifunctional CBRNE task forces to meet the full range of CBRNE threats and hazards and the employment of these CBRNE task forces at combat training centers (CTCs).
Burton, James B.; Burpo, Fred J; and Smoak, Elmore F., "CBRNE Task Forces" (2015).