Army's CBRNE teams welcomes counterparts from Saudi Arabia

Members of the 20th CBRNE COmmand welcome representatives from the Saudi Ministry of the National Guard to the Aberdeen Proving Ground. | Courtesy of DVIDS
Members from the U.S. Army 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Command welcomed Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) experts from Saudi Arabia on Monday to the Aberdeen Proving Ground.

During their visit, members of the EOD team were able to learn about the capabilities of the U.S. CBRNE Command and were briefed on its global mission. According to the commanding general of the unit, Brig. Gen. William King IV, the visit also allowed the two sides to strengthen their partnership.

"In our business, it's all about partnerships and it was an honor to welcome our Saudi partners here at our headquarters," King said.

The CBRNE Command is focused on the training and development of safety and countermeasures against these kinds of threats that include improvised explosive devices and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The command has 19 posts in 16 states and it works with interagency and other partners on an international level.

The unit serves as headquarters for U.S. Army activities relating to the countering of CBRNE threats and serves as the core portion of a joint task force that manages elimination capabilities and operations of WMDs. Soldiers serving in this unit are trained to specialize in missions relating to weapons and other threats classified under CBRNE.

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U.S. Army 20th CBRNE Command 24100 21st Street Aberdeen Proving Ground - EA, MD 21010-5424

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