Marine Corps History: Chemical and Biological Response

Carl | April 4, 2013 

The Marine Corps was among the first organizations to address the growing concern of chemical and biological threats with the creation of the Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) in 1996.

Despite a relatively short history, CBIRF’s track record is impressive. Marines from CBIRF provided a critical response to the anthrax attacks on Capitol Hill in 2001 and supported the United States Capitol Police in responding to the 2004 ricin incident on Capitol Hill. In 2011, the CBIRF was dispatched to Japan during Operation Tomodachi to aid during the nuclear crisis resulting from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.

The CBIRF remains a leader in preparing the United States to respond to any chemical or biological attack.

Marines.com


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