Regional CBRNE Equipment and Training Teams (RCETTs) provide CBRNE technical support for installation CBRNE equipment. As the name suggests, RCETTs are regional assets available to the Marine Corps installations for CBRNE equipment and training. The RCETT is in direct support of the CBRNE Protection Officer for all CBRNE issues and reports to their respective regional Marine Corps Installation’s CBRNE government representative. The RCETTs are guided by DOD and OSHA standards and guidelines. In accordance with those standards, the RCETT provides instruction in tactics, techniques, and procedures for CBRNE protection and response efforts to protect military installations and personnel. The RCETT members are responsible for the following:
•Assist the CBRNE Protection Officers (CPO) in providing technical advice to the installation and staff regarding CBRNE operations.
•Ensure Responders are trained and equipped to accomplish their assigned CBRNE mission in hazardous environments as defined by the installation CONOPS, Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and applicable standards and directives.
•Train responders in CBRNE evidence and chain of custody protocols.
•Coordinate with CPOs to develop/provide requested CBRNE training.
•Coordinate with external agencies to achieve required certifications/qualifications.
•Maintain an equipment surveillance/maintenance program to ensure CBRNE equipment held by the installation is operational and calibrated as required.
•Ensure that equipment requiring maintenance is promptly shipped to the applicable vendor for service.
•Review and comment on CBRNE protection plans, directives, and regulations as requested by the CPOs.
•Use the Systems Approach to Training and Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) to develop scenario-based CBRNE training.
•Provide appropriate after-action CBRNE reports upon completion of scheduled training.
•Assist the CPOs in maintaining a comprehensive CBRNE protection and response capability designed to reduce an installation’s vulnerability to accidental or intentional CBRNE release.
•Maintain historical documentation dealing with all CBRNE issues, exercises, equipment, programs, and training.
Must have or be able to obtain a secret clearance