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File: 081996_jul96_decls16_0001.txt
Page: 0001
Total Pages: 3

Subject: DETERMINATION OF MISSION ORIENTED PROTECTIVE POSTURE            

Box  ID: BX000410

Document Number:         22

Folder Title: TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER LOGS - LUCKY TAC JOURNALS    8-10 FEB 91                             

Folder Seq #:          3

Unit: ARCENT      

Parent Organzation: CENTCOM     


                                       UNCLASSIFIED


    ROUTINE                                         w-                 TOD   040 1034



    RAASZYUW RUDCEKM3551   0401031        RHSIMCU.
    0191035Z FEB 91
    FM COMUSARCENT MAIN//63-NBC//
    TO RHILHAD/CDRXVIIIABNCORPS OPS//G3-0/64//
    RHSDBBC/CDRVIICORPSG30PSFWD//B3/G4//
    RUFTFZA/ARCENT SPT CMD//SPO//
    INFO RHCGSRB/USARCENT REAR FT MCPHERSON BA//CAC//
    RHSIMCU/CDRUSARCENT CP//G3/NBC//
    RUCLBWA/COMDTCMLSCH FT MCCLELLAN AL//ATZN-CM-F//
    RUKLDAR/CDRAMC ALEXANDRIA VA//AMCDO-S/PMCDE-A//
    RUEADWD/HQDA WASHINGTON DC//DAMO-SWO//
    BT
    SUBJ: DETERMI          6@Tni@lr= PROTEITIVR PM"E@
    (MOPP) (U). il
    DRAFT MESSAGE,  HO-DA, 31115OZ JAN 91, SUBJZ CHEMICAL BATTLEDRESS
    OVERGARMENTS (BDO)/CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE OVERGARMENT (CPOG) USE.
    1.        AT THE ONSET OF DESERT STORM, UNITS TOOK THE PREVENTATIVE
    ACTION OF ASSUMING INCREASED MOPP LEVELS DUE TO THE IR90I CHEMICAL
    THREAT. SINCE A THEATER RESERVE.OF PROTECTIVE OVERGARMENTS HAS NOT
    YET BEEN ESTABLISHED, MOST UNITS ARE NOW IN THE POSITION OF HAVING
    ONLY ONE CONTINGENCY OVERGARMENT READILY AVAILABLE.
    2.        BACK ORDERS FOR CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE OVERGARMENTS
    (CPDG) AND BATTLE DRESS OVERGARMENTS (BDO) EXCEED 800,000. THE USE
    OF ONE CONTINGENCY SET IN THEATER HAS ELEVATED THE REQUIREMENT FOR
       CK RESUPPLY. CURRENT PROJECTED AIR TRANSPORT DELIVERY DATES ARE
       000 O/A 6 FEB AND 133,000 O/A 9 FEB 91. AN ADDITIONAL 653,000



    PAGE 02 RUDCEKM355    - - - - - -
    ARE BEING SHIPPED BY SEA TRANSPORT. ADDITIONAL SHIPMENTS ARE BEING
    ARRANGED.
    3.        WHILE NOTHING IN THIS MESSAGE IS A FORMAL CHANGE IN
    DOCTRINE, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR COMMANDERS AT ALL LEVELS TO EXERCISE
    CAREFUL JUDGEMENT IN APPLYING THE DOCTRINE. THERE ARE WORK-PROUNDS
    TO THE CURRENT PROBLEM OF HAVING ONLY ONE CONTINGENCY OVERGARMENT
    AMONG THE IMPORTANT FACTORS IN DETERMINING WHEN TO OPEN THE LAST
ON,
    WARNING TIME, AND WHAT OTHER FORMS OF PROTECTION ARE AVAILABLE.
    COMMANDERS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THEIR 62/S2 AND NBC OFFICER, CAN
    EVALUATE THEIR LOCATION AND MISSION TO DETERMINE THE LIKELIHOOD OF
    BEING TARGETED. UNITS THAT ARE NOT PRIMARY TARGETS SHOULD CONSIDER
    ASSUMING A LOWER MOPP, SUCH AS MOPP LEVEL 0 WITH OVERGARMENTS READILY
    AVAILABLE IF NEEDED, THAN A UNIT THAT CAN BE RANGED WITH MULTIPLE
    CHEMICAL CAPABLE SYSTEMS. OBVIOUSLY, THIS JUDGEMENT MUST BE BALANCED
    WITH THE THREAT OF A CHEMICAL ATTACK. GROUND FORCES IN ARTILLERY
    RANGE OF THE ENEMY FACE A MUCH GREATER THREAT THAN FORCES FURTHER
    TO THE REAR, PARTICULARLY IN THE ABSENCE OF DEEP CHEMICAL STRIKES


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                                                                DECLASSIFIED
                                                                ON: 06 AUG 96
                                                                BY: SEC ARMY (DAMH) UNDER
                                           UNCLASSIFIED         SEC 3.4 EO 12958

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Control Fields 17
File Room = jul96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-28
Box ID = BX000410
Unit = ARCENT
Parent Organization = CENTCOM
Folder Title = TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER LOGS - LUCKY TAC JOURNALS 8-10 FEB 91
Folder Seq # = 3
Subject = DETERMINATION OF MISSION ORIENTED PROTECTIVE POS
Document Seq # = 18
Document Date =
Scan Date = 19-JUL-1996
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 16-AUG-1996