Units from the U.S. military’s premier Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) command refined their sampling and reconnaissance techniques during an exercise on Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, in August.
American Soldiers and U.S. Army civilians from the 20th CBRNE Command trained with joint and interagency partners during the command’s Sampling Operations and Reconnaissance Exercise (SOREX).
Designed to validate standard operating procedures in a tactical environment, the exercise brought together many units from the 20th CBRNE Command, including the 48th Chemical Brigade, 1st Area Medical Laboratory and CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Activity.
“I want to highlight the professionalism and expertise of the scientists that have worked to ensure we are being provided the most realistic training scenarios that fully test our capabilities. Not only has the training been realistic but these professionals have also provided our teams with value added feedback at the end of every mission allowing our Soldiers to see the ‘why’ of the scenarios.”Command Sgt. Maj. Crystal D. Irby, the senior enlisted leader for the 110th CBRN Battalion (Technical Escort)
Headquartered on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, the 20th CBRNE Command is home to 75 percent of the active-duty U.S. Army’s EOD technicians and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) specialists, as well as the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Activity, five Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordination Teams and three Nuclear Disablement Teams.
Located 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Dugway Proving Ground enables servicemembers to test CBRN defense measures in a secure and isolated training environment.
Adapted from original story by Water Ham, 20th CBRNE Command.