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CBRN Doctrine and Doctrine 2015.

Doctrine 2015 is a Department of the Army initiative I that will allow our Regiment to reflect on the hard lessons we have learned throughout more than 10 years of war and will serve to guide us into our future. Under the Doctrine 2015 strategy, our chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) manuals will be categorized differently; their length and number will be reduced; and they will be made more collaborative and accessible by leveraging emerging technology. Four levels of doctrine are encompassed under Doctrine 2015.

Army Doctrine Publications

Army doctrine publications (ADPs), which are to be limited to about 10 pages, contain only absolutely fundamental principles. The projected ADP inventory is 16. ADP 1, The Army (which will replace FM 1, The Army (1), and ADP 3-0, Unified Land Operations (which has replaced FM 3-0, Operations1), are the only two publications considered to be Army "capstone" manuals. All other ADPs will describe the fundamental principles of the subject and explain how they support ADP 3-0.

Army Doctrine Reference Publications

Army doctrine reference publications (ADRPs), comprised of 75-100 pages, provide a more detailed explanation of the principles contained in the ADPs. They contain detailed explanations of the doctrinal principles so that all Army personnel can interpret the information in the same way. There should be no more than one ADRP for each ADP.

FMs

Ms contain information about tactics and procedures. Under Doctrine 2015, the inventory of FMs will be reduced from more than 600 to a total of 50. One of the 50 is FM 3-11, Multiservice Doctrine for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Operations.

Army Techniques Publications

Army techniques publications (ATPs) describe non-prescriptive techniques used to perform missions, functions, or tasks. The Chemical Regiment serves as the proponent for 12 ATPs:

* ATP 3-11.23, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Weapons of Mass Destruction Elimination Operations.

* ATP 3-11.24, Technical Escort Battalion Operations.

* ATP 3-11.32, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Passive Defense, which will consist of a two-volume compilation of the following existing doctrine:

* FM 3-11.3, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Contamination Avoidance.

* FM 3-11.4, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Protection.

* FM 3-11.5, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Decontamination.

* ATP 3-11.36, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Aspects of Command and Control.

* ATP 3-11.37, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Reconnaissance and Surveillance, which will consist of a compilation of the following existing doctrine:

* FM 3-11.19, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Reconnaissance.

* FM 3-11.86, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Biological Surveillance.

* ATP 3-11.41, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Consequence Management Operations.

* ATP 3-11.42, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Installation Emergency Management.

* ATP 3-11.46, Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team Operations.

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* ATP 3-11.47, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) and Homeland Response Force (HRF) Operations.

* ATP 3-11.50, Battlefield Obscuration.

* ATP 3-90.10, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives Operational Headquarters.

* ATP numeric designation currently undetermined, Nuclear Operations.

The only publications that are authenticated doctrine and may be referenced and used for execution are those found on the following Web sites:

* General Dennis J. Reimer Training and Doctrine Digital Library (RDL) at <http://www.adtdl.army.mil>.

* Army Publishing Directorate (APD) at <http://www.apd.army.mil/default.asp> .

* Chemical Knowledge Network (CKN) at <http://www.wood.army.mil/wood_cms/usacbrns.shtml>.

However, U.S. Army personnel may provide relevant feedback via the milWiki Web site at <https://www.milsuite.mil //wiki/Portal:Army_Doctrine> . Unauthenticated ATPs, which should only be used for making comments and recommended changes, will be posted on milWiki. The comments will be consolidated, reviewed, and adjudicated via U.S. Army and multi-Service working groups.

Technical Manuals

In addition to the four levels of doctrine, there are also departmentally approved, general-subject technical manuals (TMs), which are not authenticated as doctrine. There will be two Chemical Corps TMs:

* TM 3-11.91, Potential Military Chemical/Biological Agents and Compounds.

* TM 3-11.92, Flame, Riot Control Agent, and Herbicide Operations.

Based on Doctrine 2015, the Chemical Regiment is responsible for 13 doctrinal manuals (one FM and 12 ATPs). Your active participation via requested publication reviews and doctrine subject matter expert working groups will allow for the capture of pertinent lessons learned throughout the past decade so that the Chemical Regiment can remain trained and ready for tomorrow. gpgp

Endnotes:

(1) FM 1, The Army, 14 June 2005.

(2) ADP 3-0, Unified Land Operations, 10 October 2011.

Mrs. Gill is the senior CBRN doctrine analyst with the Doctrine Development Division; Concepts, Organization, and Doctrine Development Division; U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
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Date:Jun 22, 2012
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