R 081600Z MAR 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC PPO PO WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR DEFENSE READINESS REPORTING, TRAINING, EQUIPPING, AND EXERCISE CERTIFICATION//
NARR/ REF A, IS THE 2022 NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY. REF B, IS MCO 3000.13B, MARINE CORPS READINESS REPORTING. REF C, IS MCO 3400.11, COUNTERING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION POLICY. REF D, IS MCO 3400.3H, CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR DEFENSE (CBRND) POLICY AND TRAINING. REF E, IS MCO 3500.11G, SERVICE LEVEL TRAINING EVENT PROGRAM. REF F, IS MCO 3501.1E, MARINE CORPS COMBAT READINESS EVALUATION. REF G, IS MCO 1533.10, MARINE CORPS TRAINING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURES. REF H, IS MCO 1553.3B, UNIT TRAINING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. REF I, IS CJCSM 3150.02B, IS THE GLOBAL STATUS OF RESOURCES AND TRAINING SYSTEM. REF J, IS MCO 3000.17, MARINE CORPS PREPOSITIONING PROGRAMS. REF K, IS MCO 4000.58, PREPOSITIONING PROGRAMS TAILORING POLICY. REF L, IS THE MCO 4400.201, MANAGEMENT OF PROPERTY IN THE POSSESSION OF THE MARINE CORPS. REF M, IS MCO 3440.8A, INSTALLATION CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR, AND HIGH-YIELD EXPLOSIVES (CBRNE) PREPAREDNESS. REF N, IS MARADMIN 651/22, MARINE CORPS TRAINING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TRAINING CODES UPDATE IN SUPPORT OF CBRND MODERNIZATION IN SUPPORT OF AUTOMATED REPORTING OF PERSONNEL TRAINED IN CBRND IN DEFENSE READINESS REPORTING SYSTEM. REF O, IS DODD 1322.18, MILITARY TRAINING. REF P, IS CJCSI 3500.01J, JOINT TRAINING POLICY FOR THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. REF Q, IS CJCSM 3500.03E JOINT TRAINING MANUAL FOR THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. REF R IS NAVMC 3500.78C, CBRND TRAINING AND READINESS MANUAL. REF S IS MCO 5710.6D, MARINE CORPS SECURITY COOPERATION. REF T, IS SECNAVINST 8120.20, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES.//
POC/HOFFEREK, WESLEY/CWO5/HQMC/PP&O/CBRND OFFICER/TEL: 703-692-2576/EMAIL: WESLEY.HOFFEREK@USMC.MIL//
POC/WHITE, MICHAEL/CWO4/HQMC/PP&O/CBRND OFFICER/TEL: 703-692-4273/EMAIL: MICHAEL.E.WHITE@USMC.MIL//
POC/GUZMAN, AARON/MGYSGT/HQMC/PP&O/CBRND CHIEF/TEL: 703-692-4257/EMAIL: AARON.GUZMAN@USMC.MIL//
GENTEX/REMARKS/1. This is a HQMC PP&O (POP/POR/POF), HQMC I&L (LPM/LPO/LPS), TECOM (MAGTF-TC G-3, Policy and Standards Division), MCICOM (G-3/5), MARFOR Readiness and Exercise Offices, and MEF Readiness and Exercise Offices coordinated message.
2. Purpose. This MARADMIN provides interim guidance for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense (CBRND) readiness reporting specific to training, equipping, assessment/certification, per REF A through T. This MARADMIN cancels the requirement to use the CBRN Calculator identified in REF B.
3. Background. In accordance with the references, units organize, train, equip, and certify, through exercise scenarios, to ensure forces can perform required mission essential tasks (MET) in CBRN environments. This provides properly trained Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) to combatant and joint force commanders’ countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) objectives. The metrics for CBRND training and equipment readiness have not kept pace with changes in data systems and strategy requirements. The interim guidance in this MARADMIN will collect objective unit and individual readiness data to inform policy changes. Commanders will report CBRND readiness using interim guidance in all reports submitted on or after 1 April 2023.
4. CBRND Training Factors. CBRND training is divided into five distinct factors listed in 4.A. through 4.E. Commanders will calculate their units’ CBRND T-levels based on the factors and report the reason code from the table in 4.F. which best illustrates the limiting factor:
4.A. FACTOR ONE: CBRN Individual Training Standards (ITS).
4.A.1. Criteria. The 17 ITS are listed in REF D. ITS provide the essential skills personnel must master to survive a CBRN incident and will be conducted through classroom training, practical application, or field training, as appropriate. Units are encouraged to conduct training separate from the Individual Protective Equipment Confidence Exercise (IPECE). If a unit does not have organic CBRND personnel, commanders will coordinate training support through higher headquarters. Completion of ITS is recorded in MCTIMS with code CB–CBRND ITS.
4.A.2. Calculation: Number of on-hand personnel who have completed ITS in the last 12 months divided by total personnel on-hand equals percent of trained personnel.
4.B. FACTOR TWO: Individual Protective Equipment Confidence Exercise.
4.B.1. Criteria. Completion of an IPECE within the previous 12 months. Completion does not need to have been with the current unit. If a unit does not have organic CBRND personnel, commanders will coordinate training support through higher headquarters. Completion of IPECE is recorded in MCTIMS with code CA-CBRND IPECE.
4.B.2. Calculation: Number of deployable O/H strength who have completed the IPECE in the last 12 months divided by total deployable O/H strength equals IPECE completion percentage.
4.C. FACTOR THREE: CBRN Monitor Team (formerly CBRN Reconnaissance & Surveillance team) Training.
4.C.1. Criteria. The requirement in REF D Encl (1) Paragraph 3.c.(2)(b) is cancelled. CBRN monitor teams employ chemical and radiological detection equipment to inform the commanders decision making. Commanders will train two operators for each M-4 Joint Chemical Agent Detector (TAMCN: C2014) on the unit table of equipment. Commanders will provide team members initial and sustainment team training for all detection equipment on the unit’s table of equipment (T/E) in accordance with REF D. Commanders may determine if additional CBRN monitor team members are required based on assigned missions. Assignment as team members and completion of initial training is recorded in MCTIMS with code CC–CBRND Monitoring & Surveillance (Initial). Sustainment training is recorded in MCTIMS with code CD–CBRND Monitoring & Surveillance (Quarterly).
4.C.2. Calculation: Number of monitor team members trained and current (quarterly sustainment completed) divided by monitor team members required equals percentage of trained monitor team members.
4.C.3. Directed Comments: Number of team members trained/number of team members required/percentage. (Example: CBRN monitor teams: 1/8/13%)
4.D. FACTOR FOUR: Decontamination Teams:
4.D.1. Criteria. The requirement in REF D Encl (1) Paragraph 3.c.(4)(b) is cancelled. Commanders will determine the number and composition of their decontamination teams based on tables of equipment, unit of employment and mission analysis. Initial and sustainment training will be completed in accordance with
REF D. Marine aircraft squadron commanders are required to train personnel in aircraft decontamination IOT maintain readiness and regenerate sorties. Decontamination team members may also serve on monitor teams. Assignment as team members and completion of initial training is recorded in MCTIMS with code CE–CBRND Decontamination (Initial). Sustainment training is recorded in MCTIMS with code CF–CBRND Decontamination (Quarterly).
4.D.2. Calculation: Number of team members trained and current (quarterly sustainment completed) divided by team members required equals percent of team members trained.
4.D.3. Directed Comments: In the CBRN Overall comments box, enter the number of decontamination team members trained/number of team members required/percent. (Example: CBRN decon teams: 24/36/67%)
4.E. FACTOR FIVE: METs evaluated in a simulated CBRN environment.
4.E.1. Reference B requires commanders to assess their units’ readiness to accomplish their missions in CBRN environments. This requires units to integrate relevant simulated CBRN environments into training and exercises. The baseline criteria for a simulated CBRN environment are
planning for CBRN threats and reacting to CBRN incidents during a unit exercise. Scenarios will exercise units’ staff planning processes and individual and collective techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTP) to protect the unit and sustain operations. Where practical, commanders will request and incorporate CBRN response augments into scenarios.
4.E.2. Aircraft Squadrons
4.E.2.A. When CBRND proficiency is assigned as a reporting metric in a unit’s core model minimum requirement (CMMR), squadron commanders will train aircrew IAW their respective T&R Manuals. Aircrews will be CBRND Core Plus skill proficient to be eligible for CMMR reporting.
4.E.2.B. Squadron commanders will use the CMMR reporting requirements in their T&R manuals for MET assessments.
4.E.2.C. Commanders with no CBRND Core Plus proficiency requirements will not factor MET assessment into the unit T-level.
4.E.2.D. Regardless of CMMR reporting requirements, commanders will still conduct CBRND individual and team training.
4.E.2.E. Calculation. Number of METs with CBRND Core Plus proficiency complete divided by number of METs with CBRND Core Plus proficiency assigned equals percentage of CBRN capable METs.
4.E.2.F. Directed Comments. In the CBRN Overall comments box, commanders will list all METs with CBRND Core Plus proficiency assigned in the CMMR with a N, Q, or Y assessment for CBRN environments. (Example: MCT 126.96.36.199/Y)
4.E.3. All Other Unit Types
4.E.3.A. Commanders will review their METL and identify which METs their units are realistically expected to execute in CBRN environments.
4.E.3.B. Commanders may request relief of MET training requirements from the first general officer in the chain of command or his delegate. If a waiver is granted, the commander will only assess CBRND readiness for the remaining METs.
4.E.3.C. Commanders must resubmit for relief of CBRND training requirements after 12-months.
4.E.3.D. Commanders relieved of all MET training requirements will not factor MET assessment into the unit T-level. Regardless of MET training requirements, commanders will still complete CBRND individual and team training.
4.E.3.E. Calculation: Number of METs assessed internally in a simulated CBRN environment as Qualified Yes (Q) or evaluated externally as Yes (Y) during an exercise (MCCRE, SLTE, CERTEX, ETC.) in the past 12 months divided by number of METs required to be trained for CBRN environments equals percent of CBRN capable METs. Commanders will not select T-1 unless all required METs are assessed as (Y) in a simulated CBRN environment.
4.E.3.F. Directed Comments. In the CBRN Overall comments box, commanders will list all METs, a Y/Q/N assessment of the unit’s ability to accomplish the MET in a CBRN environment, and the date the MET was observed in a simulated CBRN environment. METs approved for CBRND training relief will be listed as N/A with the date of approval. (Example: MCT 1.6.1/Q/20221110 or MCT 188.8.131.52/N/A/20220501)
4.F. Determining CBRND T-level: After calculating the percentage for each of the required training factors, unit commanders will select the requirement with the lowest percentage and use the corresponding CBRND T-Rating reason code (read in 6 columns):
FACTOR T-1 T-2 T-3 T-4 T-CODE
ITS >=85% 70-84% 55-69% <55% TNA
IPECE >=85% 70-84% 55-69% <55% TNF
MONITOR TEAM >=85% 70-84% 55-69% <55% TNC
DECON TEAM >=85% 70-84% 55-69% <55% TNC
MET ASSESSMENT >=85% 70-84% 55-69% <55% TNB
4.F.1. When multiple factors contribute to a reduced T-rating, commanders shall select the reason code which best communicates the shortfall.
4.F.2. Reason Codes. This MARADMIN suspends the use of training codes TND, TNE, TNG, TNH, TNI, TNJ, TNL, TNN, TNO, and TNQ identified in REF I. An update will be submitted to the appropriate defense office by PP&O for applicable Marine Corps readiness reason codes identified in REF H.
4.G. Information related to CBRND training in REF H is still applicable. PP&O has identified the discrepancy in terminology identified in REF H (CBRNE) and will update this inaccuracy during the next review of this document.
5. CBRND Equipment: Unit commanders will track CBRND equipment IOT accomplish METs in a CBRN environment ISO MAGTF, CCMD, JFC assigned mission (including exercises).
5.A.1. Per REF (B), (J), and (K) CBRND equipment supports General Purpose Force (GPF) units, identified personnel aboard installations are issued prior to deployment, based upon increased intelligence indications and warnings of a CBRN threat. CBRND equipment prepositioned, either afloat or at ashore sites, is for sustainment of the MAGTF.
5.A.2. The unit/individual issue facility (UIF/IIF) through the CSP and other afloat and ashore prepositioning programs globally stores, maintains, and issues CBRND equipment to GPF units. CBRND equipment in the CSP is maintained and tracked through Defense Property Accountability System (DPAS).
5.B. CBRND Equipping. Unit commanders retaining reportable CBRN equipment will calculate and report their unit’s CBRND supply readiness (S-Level) as identified in REF B.
5.C. Unit Accountability. Per REF (L), immediately upon unit receipt/issue of CBRND equipment, unit supply officers will account for CBRND equipment.
5.C.1. For temporary receipt of CBRND equipment (30 days or less), commanders will account for equipment in Defense Property Accountability System (DPAS) until the items are returned. If a temporary issue is extended beyond 30-days, the guidance for 30-days or more applies.
5.C.2. For extended receipt of CBRND equipment (more than 30 days), commanders will account for all CBRND equipment in Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) in accordance with REF L. To prevent redundant or duplicate counting of equipment, the consolidated storage program (CSP) will issue these items permanently to the unit in Defense Property Accountability System (DPAS) until the items are returned.
5.D. Readiness Reporting. Per REF (B) and (J) all serialized CBRND equipment (excluding individual issued field protective mask) on-hand and identified on the unit’s table of equipment (T/E) will be reported as principal end items (PEI), class II CBRND equipment, or consumables. PEI will be reported within the CBRND tab of DRRS by the unit S-4. If PEI, class II CBRND equipment, or consumable shelf-life issues / shortages occur while deployed or in possession of the equipment, units will utilize the best description reason code(s) identified within REF H to assist HQMC/MCSC/SE/JS/DOD in mitigating equipment shortfalls. Note: Equipment in excess of the unit’s T/E may be issued as determined by unit analysis and MEF approval. As determined by higher headquarters, tasking in support of MAGTF, CCMD, or JFC operations / exercises, GPF units with attached CBRN Response capabilities required to carry out assigned missions will report CBRN response equipment as mission essential equipment (MEE) and identify this equipment as MEE on unit DRRS reports.
5.E. Information related to CBRND equipment in REF L is still applicable. PP&O has identified the discrepancy in terminology identified in REF L (CBRND-E & NBCDE) and will update this inaccuracy during the next review of this document.
5.F. Units assigned Marine Corps Task (MCT) 6.4 as a MET will not report CBRN response training or equipment in the CBRND tab of DRRS. These will be reported the same as all other METS in the core or assigned mission tabs.
6. CBRND Evaluation and Certification. The evaluation and certification of a unit’s ability to conduct METs under simulated CBRN environment can be accomplished by identified events in paragraphs 6.A. or 6.B. of this MARADMIN.
6.A. Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE)
6.A.1. In accordance with REF F, GPF baseline CBRND training identified in section 4.C. of this MARADMIN will be assessed during a unit’s MCCRE, which evaluates the effectiveness of the command’s CBRND training and the unit’s ability to execute related METs and respond to / recover from a CBRN event/hazard. This will ensure the unit’s ability to support MAGTF operations/tasks and CCMD/JFC CWMD mission requirements.
6.A.2. Commanders will include CBRND personnel in the preparation and planning for upcoming MCCRE per REF F to ensure deliberate planning and inclusion of a realistic, intelligence modeled CBRN scenario, IOT evaluate the unit’s proficiency to accomplish METs while operating in a CBRN environment.
6.A.3. CBRND information related to REF E is still applicable. PP&O has identified the discrepancy in terminology identified in REF F (NBC) and will update this inaccuracy during the next review of this document. CBRND evaluations will be conducted by CBRND officers or SNCOs.
6.B. Service Level Training Event (SLTE). Sections
6.B.1. through 6.B.5. are in accordance with REF E.
6.B.1. Marine Air Ground Task Force-Training Command (MAGTF-TC). MAGTF-TC facilitates and assesses CBRND training and readiness standards based on units Core METs.
6.B.2. MEFs will slate MSC CBRND personnel during the MARFORCOM Synchronization Conference to align with and support Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) and Adversary Force Exercise (AFX) infantry battalions beginning in Fiscal Year 2025.
6.B.3. MAGTF-TC will develop CBRND training objectives within SLTE events IOT ensure Commanders across the MAGTF are able to employ CBRND capabilities ISO the MAGTF, CCMDs, and JFCs.
6.B.4. MAGTF-TC will develop CBRND/response training objectives into Marine Corps Tactical and Operations Group (MCTOG) and Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group (MCLOG) curriculum IOT increase deliberate and rapid CBRND planning proficiency across the force.
6.B.5. MAGTF-TC will identify required external support and source required augments through Force Sync Conferences.
7. Nuclear Weapons Accident Incident Exercise (NUWAIX). In accordance with REF T, this exercise is required for DOD, State, and Federal Agencies to coordinate and wargame the loss of custody of a strategic munition or incident/ accident.
8. If CBRND readiness reporting, training, equipping, and certification requirements are conflicting, this MARADMIN will take precedence until updates in REF A and C are published. MSC/MEF readiness officers and chiefs, assisted by CBRND personnel, will assist subordinate unit readiness officers in the implementation of these reporting standards. Conflicting guidance will be reported to the CBRND POCs identified in this MARADMIN.
9. Interim guidance will be formalized in future revisions of REF B and REF D where applicable.
10. Units are encouraged to contact their respective MARFOR/MEF/MSC readiness officers for clarification related to the content of this MARADMIN.
11. Release authorized by MajGen Roger B. Turner Jr., Director, Operations Division, Plans, Policies & Operations.//