What Does MOPP Stand For in the Army?
MOPP stands for Mission Oriented Protective Posture and is a system used by the United States Army to protect its personnel from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats. The system consists of four levels of protection that are designed to be used in combination with one another to provide the most comprehensive protection possible.
Levels of Protection
The four levels of protection are MOPP 0, MOPP 1, MOPP 2, and MOPP 3. Each level provides increasing levels of protection against CBRN threats. At MOPP 0, no protective gear is worn. At MOPP 1, soldiers wear their standard combat uniform and carry an individual protective mask. At MOPP 2, soldiers wear their standard combat uniform plus an overgarment and carry an individual protective mask. At MOPP 3, soldiers wear their standard combat uniform plus two overgarments and carry an individual protective mask.
MOPP is primarily used in military operations where there is a risk of exposure to CBRN agents. It can also be used in training exercises or during emergency response operations. The system is designed to provide the highest level of protection possible while still allowing soldiers to perform their duties effectively.