Accession Number:

ADA248991

Title:

The Impact of Toxic Agent Training on Combat Readiness

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb-Mar 1992

Corporate Author:

ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORTMONROE VA

Report Date:

1992-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

An assessment of the impact of livetoxic chemical agent training on combat readiness. Impact is based on USACMLS task force review of current and projected simulant technology, analysis of feedback from soldiers in grades of PVl to General, input from Desert Storm veterans, as well as Lessons Learned from the use of toxic chemicals in World War I. Conclusions reached are 1 Live agent training is directly linked and contributes significantly to combat readiness. 2 There is a significant quantifiable difference in soldier confidence and credibility as a result of training with live agents versus simulant training. 3 our current level of proficiency and readiness cannot be achieved through use of simulants alone. 4 Army must sustain live agent training in the CDTF if we are to maintain an NBC trained and ready Army. Toxic Agent, NBC, Readiness, Confidence, Credibility, MOPP, Detection, Identification, Decontamination.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Toxicology
  • Defense Systems
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE