Purpose:This course is designed to train Reserve/National Guard officers 2LT-1LT, WO1-CW3 (AOC 74A) and enlisted (74D) personnel to operate Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS) Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) M31A2.
Prerequisites:Personnel applying to attend this course must be: reserve component, enlisted (PVT-SFC), Commissioned or Warrant Officer (2LT-1LT, WO1-CW2), and personnel qualified in MOS 74D, 740A and AOC's 74A. Personnel assigned or on orders to a duty position requiring award of ASIL4 have priority for this course. A valid state driver's license, and an Operator Qualification Record (DA Form 348/348-E).USAR/ARNG Soldiers are additionally required to bring TRADOC Form 350-18-2, The Army School System (TASS) Unit Pre-Execution Checklist.Soldiers failing to provide required attendance documentation during in-processing will immediately be referred to the chain of command for course dismissal decision. All students attending the JBPDS must meet the physical requirements of the course. They must not possess a temporary profile. Soldiers who are pregnant or who subsequently are informed of their pregnancy while enrolled will be eliminated from the course.
Special Information:August 2014, the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Programs Evaluation recommended the USACBRNS BIDS course earn the following; In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in hazardous material operations.
Foreign Disclosure:FD3 - The materials contained in this course have been reviewed by the course developers in coordination with the MSCoE foreign disclosure authority. This course is NOT releasable to students from foreign countries.