The SCC-WMD advises combatant commands on WMD-related matters, provides critical planning expertise and develops recommendations to reduce vulnerabilities and improve Department of Defense effectiveness in combating WMD.
Given the direct working relationship between combatant commands responsible for the WMD mission and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) technical and operational mission expertise, the Center was established in 2005 at DTRA’s Fort Belvoir location. On January 31, 2006, the DTRA Director was also designated as the Director for the SCC-WMD.
In Feb. 2012 the Standing Joint Force Headquarters for Elimination (SJFHQ-E) was established under the command of the SCC-WMD Deputy Director. SJFHQ-E provides geographic combatant commanders the planning, intelligence and operational capability required in the event that they need to eliminate a foreign nation’s WMDs and WMD programs.
DTRA, the SCC-WMD and the SJFHQ-E all have technically different roles in the counter-WMD mission area but they are located together to leverage the most out of the available resources and mission capabilities.