One of the early events is the mission event list (MEL) development conference, at which the DEF unit provides input for the BCST scenario.
For an engineer brigade, the typical sequence of post-mobilization BCST events is three days of MDMP training, followed by two 3-day CPXs and an 8-day MRX.
Battle command tasks are common to any field unit, and 3d BCTB can provide BCST under any circumstances.
The four day BCST ended in a formal After Action Review process facilitated by the 1/4/75th.
DSC G7 staff and 1/4/75th continue to improve and plan the BCST program as a primary tool in exercising unit command staffs in the MDMP process.
BCST enables units to conduct battle staff training on ABCS command and control systems via internal resources with minimal setup time and effort and facilitates collective and individual staff training (sustainment and refresher) for specific sections or entire staffs, from battalion through U.
BCST is a training program that operates on standard personal computer systems with Microsoft Windows XP and is applicable to both Active and Reserve Component (AC/RC) units, as well as Battle Command Training Centers (BCTCs).
Currently, BCST is provided to Army units through unit set fielding (USF) beginning in December 2008 or via the BCST AKO download site.
In this BCST scenario, the corps assigned typical missions to the 455th: establish hasty and detailed decontamination sites, emplace Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS) arrays at specified locations, and conduct a large-area smoke operation.
Preparing for this eventual mission would pay the following dividends as the BCST unfolded:
We present analyses of the BCST and DOMINO studies examining the differences between the trials in terms of the patients studied and the treatment they received, and examining the outcomes of home- and hospital-based therapy when the trial results were pooled.
The methods and results of the BCST and the DOMINO studies have already been reported [1, 2].