KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Units from the U.S. navy’s premier all hazards command educated collectively throughout a radiological course on the Protection Nuclear Weapons College on Kirtland Air Drive Base, New Mexico.
Troopers from the twentieth Chemical, Organic, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command’s 1st Space Medical Laboratory and Nuclear Disablement Groups each participated within the Utilized Radiological Response Strategies Degree 2 course.
The five-day course is designed to use radiological hazard theories and develop utilized radiological problem-solving strategies.
“Roughly 20 % of the course is performed in detector laboratories whereas the remaining course time is devoted to hands-on radiological experiences and the interpretation of survey knowledge,” stated Capt. David D. Manzanares, a Nuclear Medical Science Officer from Nuclear Disablement Workforce 1. Initially from Miami, Manzanares has been within the U.S. Army for 18 years and served abroad in Baumholder, Germany.
NDTs contribute to the nation’s strategic deterrence by staying prepared to take advantage of and disable nuclear and radiological Weapons of Mass Destruction infrastructure and parts to disclaim near-term functionality to adversaries and facilitate WMD elimination operations. The U.S. Army has three NDTs – the NDT 1 “Manhattan,” NDT 2 “Iron Maiden” and NDT 3 “Vandals.”
The first AML identifies and evaluates well being hazards by way of distinctive medical laboratory analyses and fast well being hazard assessments of nuclear, organic, chemical, endemic illness, occupational and environmental well being threats. The one-of-a-kind medical laboratory is predicated on Aberdeen Proving Floor, Maryland.
Along with the first AML and three NDTs, the twentieth CBRNE Command is dwelling to 75 % of the active-duty Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians and Chemical, Organic, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) specialists, in addition to 5 Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordination Groups.
Headquartered on Aberdeen Proving Floor, Maryland, the twentieth CBRNE Command has models on 19 bases in 16 states that tackle the world’s most harmful hazards in assist of joint, interagency and allied operations all over the world.
Tracing its roots to the Manhattan Venture, the Protection Nuclear Weapons College offers coaching on radiological and nuclear weapons, incident command and response and CBRNE modeling for the U.S. Division of Protection and different Federal, state and native companies.
The college is accredited by the American Council on Schooling, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers, U.S. Division of Homeland Safety and the State of New Mexico.
Col. Matthew J. Grieser, the commander of the first Space Medical Laboratory, and his senior enlisted chief, Command Sgt. Maj. Jackie S. Mims, visited the Troopers in the course of the course.
Grieser is a local of Mulino, Oregon, who has deployed to Afghanistan 4 occasions and Iraq 5 occasions. He has additionally served in Haiti, Panama and New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
“The abilities gained from this course will make us much more efficient,” stated Grieser. “It takes teamwork to sort out the sorts of challenges that we confront and we’ve got many nice companions, together with the professionals on the Protection Nuclear Weapons College.”