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Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Aspects of
Consequence Management (CM)


Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Aspects of Consequence Management

Chapter I introduces the definition and purpose of the NBC aspects of CM. It focuses on CM actions taken in response to an NBC incident/accident in a domestic or foreign area that requires the support of US forces. The chapter further outlines that support to civil authorities would be according to applicable federal emergency plans. It concludes with a discussion of the military's role in either a domestic or foreign response.

Command and Control

Chapter II provides a delineation of C responsibilities for domestic and foreign operations. It identifies key responsibilities for units such as the Joint Task Force-Civil Support (JTF-CS) and addresses other command considerations for the Incident Command System (ICS) supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Planning Considerations

Chapter III discusses key aspects of CM as it relates to deliberate planning and crisis-action planning. It discusses other key planning considerations such as information management (IM) and TIM.


Chapter IV provides guidelines on response actions for a CM incident. The chapter indicates important common responsibilities for detection, assessment, and contamination-control considerations. The chapter also outlines critical response tasks during response execution.

Recovery, Transition, and Redeployment

Chapter V describes key aspects of preparing and executing a mission recovery plan. The transition addresses factors such as transition of responsibilities and functions to other organizations. Other key areas addressed in this chapter include requirements for providing important documentation such as documenting lessons learned and after-operation follow-up.

Education and Training

Chapter VI addresses key education and training considerations for support of CM. It addresses key areas such as exercises and simulation and modeling that are important for individual and collective training.

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