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Q4 FY2019

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center | Newsletter

CCDC Chemical Biological Center

News from the Field


CCDC Chemical Biological Center personnel, along with personnel at Pine Bluff Arsenal, developed systematic packaging plans for the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Command. The effort will ensure units of the 20th CBRNE Command, stationed around the world, have the necessary kit to accomplish their missions. The team factored in weight, dimensions, amounts, shelf-life, inspection frequency, and physical properties of over 200 separate items to determine how the items will be packed and shipped to Soldiers. CCDC Chemical Biological Center’s Packaging Branch specializes in efforts like this, maintaining an excellent track record.


CCDC Chemical Biological Center’s Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM) worked with CDTF leadership at Fort Leonard Wood to conceptualize and produce entirely new training environments that provide a heightened sense of realism and immersion through high-resolution, high-quality background imagery composed of HD composite photography and 3D renderings.


CCDC Chemical Biological Center conducted a chemical biological radiological nuclear (CBRN) assessment and refresher training for Headquarters and Headquarters Company United States Army Intelligence and Security Command warfighters at Fort Belvoir. CBRN assessment for 40 M50 JSGPM masks was completed and refresher training was provided to three warfighters on PMCS, sizing, fitting and fit test procedures with the M41 Protective Assessment Test System. This CBRN assessment helps improve readiness and understanding of equipment operations.


The Center provides on-site and reach back support to the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force’s Expeditionary Lab. The Ex Lab, as it’s known, consists of one to two engineers who manage the rapid prototyping lab. When a Soldier has a need for a custom tool, they meet with Ex Lab engineers to brainstorm possible functions and design.

South Korea

A CCDC Chemical Biological Center subject matter expert assisted with the setup and modification of a ten point sensor enclosure consisting of fiber optic lines. This technical support was for the Capabilities to Enable NBC Threat Awareness, Understanding and Response (CENTAUR) program. CENTAUR is an integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear decision support capability that delivers information to the commander enabling rapid and improved synchronized planning and effective decision making.