Joint Task Force Civil Support
Exploring JTF-CS’s mission to anticipate, plan, and execute chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) response operations to save lives, prevent further injury and provide temporary critical support to enable community recovery.
Background: JTF-CS is the nations’ only standing CBRN joint task force. It is comprised of active and reserve component service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The headquarters also includes Department of the Air Force civilians and contract personnel. Established in October 1999, JTF-CS is assigned to U.S. Northern Command and conducts CBRN response operations planning and preparedness to maximize mission readiness and capability. The commander of U.S. Army North has operational control of JTF-CS.
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