14th Civil Support Team
To support civil authorities at a domestic Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear high-yield Explosives (CBRNE) incident site by identifying CBRNE agents/substances, assessing current or projected consequences, advising on response measures, and assisting with appropriate requests for additional follow-on state and federal military forces. The CST can also provide immediate response for intentional and unintentional CBRN or hazardous material (HAZMAT) releases and natural or manmade disasters that result in, or could result in, catastrophic loss of life or property.
The Adjutant General may employ the Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) to support the state response under the direction of the governor or to support another state’s response under a supported governor. Each WMD-CST is comprised of 22 full-time, Title 32 Active/Guard/ Reserve (AGR), Army (ARNG) and Air National Guard (ANG) personnel. The distribution of personnel on average is 18 ARNG and 4 ANG personnel, employed in 14 Army Military Occupational Skills or comparable Air Force Specialty Codes. The unit is divided into six sections: command, operations, communications, administration/logistics, medical/analytical, and survey.