The Army has also been studying a guardian brigade to consolidate many of its chemical and biological defense assets: outstanding technical escort unit soldiers, CBRRT
, some chemical companies, explosive ordnance disposal experts, detection experts, and numerous scientists.
The Soldier and Biological Chemical Command's (SBCCOM's) Chemical/Biological Rapid Response Team (CBRRT
) has the mission to coordinate and synchronize the Department of Defense's (DoD's) technical assistance, both medical and nonmedical, to support civilian-led federal agencies in responding to domestic
The Pentagon's response force took the shape of a CB quick-reaction force (CBQRF),later renamed the rapid response team (CBRRT
), with the Army's Technical Escort Unit (TEU) as its nucleus, with Army medical, Air Force and Navy unit support.