Premier U.S. Department of Defense all hazards command marks 18th anniversary

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland – The U.S. military’s premier all hazards formation marked its 18th anniversary, Oct. 16.

The 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command celebrated its birthday early during a widely attended cake cutting ceremony, Oct. 14, that was hosted by Brig. Gen. Daryl O. Hood, the commanding general of 20th CBRNE Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge Arzabala, the senior enlisted leader.

Hood said the U.S. Army realized it needed a technical CBRNE exploitation capability in 2003 and that led to the creation of the one-of-a-kind command.

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Source: U.S. Army