74D Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist

OVERVIEW
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.

JOB DUTIES

  • Maintain chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment
  • Conduct CBRN reconnaissance and surveillance
  • Operate decontamination equipment in the event of a disaster
  • Camouflage recon and surveillance equipment

REQUIREMENTS
To serve in the Guard, you must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), it’s a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identifies which Army National Guard job is best for you.

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91

Learn more about the ASVAB

TRAINING
To become a CBRN Specialist, you will train for 10 weeks at Basic Training, where you will learn basic soldiering skills. After that, you will participate in 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field. 

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Operation of CBRN decontamination, defense, detection and monitoring equipment
  • Preparation for CBRN defense actions/procedures
  • Use of CBRN protective equipment
  • Hazardous materials certification (at the awareness level)
  • Exposure to toxic agents while wearing CBRN protective equipment

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Effective communication skills
  • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Ability to work efficiently and calmly under high stress
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74D

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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.