Chemical

Rule the Battle by Means of the Elements

Be the first line of defense against weapons of mass destruction. You will be responsible for defending a nation against the biggest and most powerful threats that exist. You will be trained and trusted to handle defense measures, response operations, detection equipment and decontamination equipment

To become a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) specialist, you will train for 10 weeks at Basic Training, where you will learn basic soldiering skills. After that, there are 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. You will split this time between the classroom and the field. 

Military Occupational Specialties


74D Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Specialist

Emergency management specialists, such as the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Specialist, prepare emergency plans and procedures for all types of disasters, including floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, biological warfare and enemy attacks. They are primarily responsible for operating, maintaining or supervising the use of nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) detection and decontamination equipment, as well as smoke-generating equipment. They also train military and civilian personnel on what to do in an emergency.