Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Course
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
The CBRN Defense Specialist course awards entry-level Marines with the 5711 MOS.
The mission of this course is to enhance operating force readiness by providing skilled Marines in CBRN Defense disciplines, while developing, sustaining, and synchronizing the doctrine, training and education continuum.
This course develops Marines into superior instructors who lead, mentor, and teach CBRN to fleet units.
It also produces state of the art instruction across career progression. (Includes training areas, facilities, and equipment “premiere CBRN Defense Training Site”) and optimizes Inter Service training and education opportunities,
The course is 13 weeks long. Marines will learn the following:
Basic Skills - 4 weeks
Hazard Prediction - 5 weeks
Contamination Avoidance - 2 weeks
Decontamination - 1 week
Advanced - 1 week
About the CBRN Specialist Basic Course:
CBRN Defense Specialists' primary responsibility is to train their unit to survive and operate in a CBRN environment. CBRN Defense Specialists conduct and supervise training for individual survival measures for unit personnel, unit and staff level training, CBRN monitoring and survey team training and decontamination team training. CBRN Specialists also operate within the unit's combat operations center assisting CBRN Defense Officers and CBRN Defense Chiefs in providing commanders with recommended courses of action to meet operational objectives in a CBRN environment facilitating mission accomplishment. CBRN Defense Specialists provide information to the CBRN Defense Officers and CBRN Defense Chiefs relative to CBR exposure status, location of contaminated areas on the battlefield, and readiness status of their unit's CBRN equipment. Additionally, CBRN Defense Specialists are responsible for embarkation, operator level maintenance, and serviceability of unit CBRN equipment and supplies.