Visser relinquishes command of CBRN post

Col. Phil Visser, the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School commandant and the 26th Chief of Chemical, will relinquish his command on Tuesday at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.

Visser spent two years in the position and said that he relished his ability to shape the future of the regiment and strengthen the ability of soldiers to provide CBRN support to the Army in the future, reports.

"Probably the greatest privilege as the commandant is you have full latitude to involve or inject yourself in any aspect of the training that goes on here," Visser said, according to "For me, I enjoy being in the classroom with the officers and noncommissioned officers and soldiers that are here training. I think we have a great team here in the school, and it's always a pleasure to be able to interact with them doing their job as well. Whether it's inside the classroom or out in the various training areas, being around our soldiers when they are learning their trade ... that's always a plus."

Visser said that he is proud of the team at Fort Leonard Wood and noted multiple accomplishments that were made while he served there.

"We have had a lot of success recently from the institutional standpoint here in the school reaching out and supporting the operational force," Visser said, according to "We supported Operation Tomodachi (the U.S. humanitarian mission in Japan). We have supported a myriad of operational requirements ongoing previously in Iraq and now presently in Afghanistan. We have supported some other initiatives focused on countering weapons of mass destructions and/or CBRN related things - I am proud of all of that effort."

Visser and his family will relocate to Fort Eustis, Va., where he will join the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters.