Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) Gear: Military PPE

MOPP Gear ensemble componentsDescription & Notes
Protective over-garment (Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology or JSLIST)
  • Two piece overgarment (coat and trousers) worn over Battle Dress Uniform (BDU)
  • Adopted by all 4 services to replace Battle Dress Overgarment (BDO)
  • Allows increased mobility (less bulky, lighter in weight)
  • May be worn up to 24 hours in contaminated environments
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (Army Study Guide)
  • See multiple components of protective uniform
Mask and respiratory protection Does not include Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Helmet cover  
GlovesJSLIST glove upgrade program is seeking to identify a new glove to replace current butyl rubber glove
Additional components
  • Detection equipment
  • Individual decontamination kit
  • Antidotes for chemical hazard events

  1. Health care facilities' "war on terrorism": a deliberate process for recommending personal protective equipment. Koenig KL, Boatright CJ, Hancock JA, Denny FJ, Teeter DS, Kahn CA, Schultz CH. Am J Emerg Med. 2007 Feb;25(2):185-95. [PubMed Citation]
  2. Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (GlobalSecurity.org)
  3. MOPP (protective gear) (Wikipedia)
  4. 5 Levels of MOPP (Army Study Guide, not a US Government web site)
  5. Mission-Oriented Protective Postures (MOPP) (AFVA 32-4012, 1 February 1998)