AMC Commanding General Gets First-Hand Look at ECBC Capabilities and Needs

CCDC Chemical Biological Center Public Affairs | April 17th, 2017

AMC Commanding General Gets First-Hand Look at ECBC Capabilities and Needs

RDECOM Executive Deputy Jyuji Hewitt, ECBC Director Joseph Corriveau, AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Rodger Mansker, AMC Commander Gen. Gustav Perna, and RDECOM Commander Maj. Gen Cedric Wins discuss the capabilities of RDECOM’s research laboratories during a visit to ECBC on April 12. Credit: U.S. Army RDECOM

General Gustav Perna, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) on April 12. He was briefed on the capabilities of the Research, Development and Engineering Command’s (RDECOM) research laboratories, followed by a tour of ECBC facilities.

Accompanied by RDECOM Commanding General Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins and ECBC Director Joseph Corriveau, Ph.D., Perna toured the Filtration Science Laboratory and learned about ECBC’s collaboration with other federal security agencies, industry, and academia. He also received a threat security briefing from ECBC threat experts.

The visit included a briefing on the Aberdeen Proving Ground Garrison’s obsolete building demolition program, including discussion of the demolition of Building E-3300. Such demolition would relieve ECBC of the cost of maintaining a vacant building and make the building’s footprint available for construction of a new generation of state-of-the-art research facilities.

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC Chemical Biological Center) is the Army’s principal research and development center for chemical and biological defense technology, engineering and field operations. The Center has achieved major technological advances for the warfighter and for our national defense, with a long and distinguished history of providing the armed forces with quality systems and outstanding customer service. The CCDC Chemical Biological Center is located at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.