nuclear, biological, and chemical defense

nuclear, biological, and chemical defense

Defensive measures that enable friendly forces to survive, fight, and win against enemy use of nuclear, biological, or chemical (NBC) weapons and agents. US forces apply NBC defensive measures before and during integrated warfare. In integrated warfare, opposing forces employ nonconventional weapons along with conventional weapons (NBC weapons are nonconventional). See also integrated warfare.
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Vivians entire career has been devoted to advancing the field of nuclear, biological, and chemical defense so I am thrilled to see her accomplishments honored in this way, said Scott Robinson, a senior market manager at Battelle, who was recently elected Chairman of the NBC Industry Group.
Doesburg's significant duties included Joint Program Manager, Biological Defense; Chief, Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Department of the Army; director of the Joint Program Office for Biological Defense, Washington, D.C.; and the senior technical advisor to the commanding general of the 20th CBRNE Command.
Anthrax immunizations; increased nuclear, biological, and chemical defense training; improved detection systems and protective gear; and increased vigilance have been instituted to protect the military.
After attending the Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense Course, Vinson served as the nuclear, biological, and chemical noncommissioned officer, 1208th Quartermaster Company.
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