From left, 405th Army Field Support Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Kroontje; Dahab Gebreyohannes, physical science technician; Detlef Nuss, physical science technician; Col. Christopher Roscoe, commander, 405th AFSB; Akwasi Edusei, admin and quality management; Heidrun Bodeit, AOAP director; and Dr. Davound Tehranfar, chemist, cut the ribbon at the new facility at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot. (Photo by Steven Stanfill, 405th AFSB Public Affairs)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 405th Army Field Support Brigade Commander Col. Christopher Roscoe and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Kroontje hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening Dec. 14 for the Army Oil Analysis Program facility at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot.

The new laboratory has been constructed and equipped with up-to-date instruments and machines available offering the best services to the Global Warfighter.

"This grand opening and move continues to signify there are aspects of an organization which are self-developed; those characteristics controlled most fully by the people on the team such as the level of dedication, training, and discipline of the staff at AOAP," Roscoe said.

"Together with professional competence, these are the qualities required to relocate an Army organization and move it 60 miles down the autobahn from Mannheim, Germany, while continuing to serve customers at the same high level of performance," he said.

The AOAP labatory has been a fixture at Coleman Barracks since 1967 and has undertaken many changes since then.

In October of 2005, as part of the AOAP Restructure, Mannheim Laboratory Center underwent a command and control change. Today, it is now member of the Army Materiel Command, Logistics Support Activity Program Management Office.

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