ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States
Ground forces operating in the nuclear environment will face exposure to radiation as a normal hazard of battle. Commanders must consider the effects of radiation on the combat efficiency of their units and their ability to accomplish assigned missions. Radiation will influence the commanders decisions on the battlefield a system of radiation exposure control is necessary to permit an evaluation of relative hazards. The fundamental requirements of a radiation exposure control system are the abilities to determine radiological status of a unit prior to exposure, to measure or predict any new dose to a unit with accuracy, and to assess the effect of any new exposure upon the previous radiological status in terms of unit effectiveness.