ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 20, 2015) — The Army’s second highest ranking civilian official met with Soldiers and civilians from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives, or CBRNE, Command, here, Aug. 18.
Acting Undersecretary of the Army Eric Fanning learned about the unique missions of the 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) and CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Activity, or CARA, during a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground’s Edgewood Area.
A part of the 48th Chemical Brigade, the 22nd Chemical Battalion is one of two technical escort battalions in the Army.
Made up entirely of Army civilians, CARA operates mobile theater laboratories, provides CBRNE training support, conducts remediation operations and provides technical escort aviation support of surety material.
Both units are assigned to the Aberdeen Proving Ground-based 20th CBRNE Command, the Defense Department’s only multifunctional formation, which combats CBRNE threats around the globe.