740A Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological (CBRN) Technician

CBRN warrant officers provide in-depth technical expertise in the areas of CBRN defense.

  • Plan, coordinate and direct CBRN operations and training to include:
  • CBRN vulnerability assessment
  • Multispectral obscuration
  • Sensitive site exploitation and assessment
  • CBRN reconnaissance
  • CBRN decontamination
  • CBRN force protection
  • Combating weapons of mass destruction, which includes nonproliferation, counterproliferation, consequence management and identification of hazmat [including Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC) and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIM)]
  • Defense support to civil authorities
  • Plan, employ and coordinate CBRN systems in support of joint, interagency, intergovernmental, multinational (JIIM) and combined arms operations
  • Provide a broad base of technical expertise in the area of CBRN modeling, simulations and hazard prediction
  • Act as subject matter expert providing commanders (battalion through Army command) with recommendations on the full range of CBRN operations and hazards
  • Plan, recommend and evaluate CBRN training activities
  • Plan, recommend and evaluate the maintenance of CBRN defense systems
  • Prepare plans for training, operations, supply and maintenance of CBRN units and personnel


  • Be an SSG (E-6) or above and a graduate from MOS 74D Advanced Leaders Course (ALC) (NOT waiverable).
  • Hold MOS 74D with a minimum of five years' experience in the MOS. Recruiter, Drill Sergeant and other nontechnical duties are not considered MOS experience.
  • Have a base line score of 100 for the ST.
  • Have one year documented Squad Leader experience in a Chemical Squad or one year documented experience as a CBRN NCO at battalion level or higher.
  • Provide OPMF hard copies (last 10 years of NCOERs and AERs [1059s] in order, newest to oldest). The majority of your NCOERs must reflect outstanding and exceptional duty performance ratings noted with Among the Best ratings by the rater and Successful and Superior ratings by the Senior Rater. Applicant must provide one NCOER as an SSG.
  • Provide a Company Commander Letter of Recommendation (or applicable Company Grade UCMJ authority).
  • Provide a Battalion Commander Letter of Recommendation (or applicable field-grade UCMJ authority).
  • Be fully deployable, able to meet all physical requirements IAW AR 40-501, be able to take and pass an approved APFT in accordance with FM-21-20 (standard or alternate), and meet height/weight standards in accordance with AR 600-9. Soldiers may request a waiver to take the Alternate Event APFT for entrance into the Warrant Officer Candidate Program.


  • Have two years in a supervisory position documented by NCOERs
  • Have an associate degree or greater in a math/science/engineering academic major
  • Reserve Component: Have one year documented squad leader experience in a chemical squad or one year documented experience as a CBRN NCO at battalion level or higher

NOTE: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. Your local warrant officer recruiter has the most up-to-date information about job availability and bonuses in your state.