20th CBRNE

20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Command


MISSION: The 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear,and Explosives (CBRNE) Command exercises mission command over assigned U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM) CBRN and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) forces; on order, provides CBRN and EOD forces to Army and Joint, Interorganizational, Multinational (JIM) headquarters; on order deploys Joint Task Force - Elimination (JTF-E) headquarters in support of COCOM requirements. VISION: Provide highly trained CBRNE forces that are 'Ready Now' to enable the Army to conduct Unified Land Operations and the Joint Forces to execute Unified Action.


  • Department of the Army unit comprising 85% of the Active Army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Units.

  • Routinely operates in support of Joint, Special Operations, Interagency and International CBRNE organizations and entities.

  • Maintains a 24-7 focus on countering the range of CBRNE hazards at home and abroad.

  • Highly-technical, special purpose formation of approximately 4,000 soldiers and civilians posted across 16 States and 19 different installations.


1 20th CBRNE Best Warrior Competition with Awards
2 CBRNE Leader Course
3 Raven's Challenge 2016
4 Iron Mask 2016
5 Level A HAZMAT Suit
6 52d and 111th Joint EOD Team of the Year Competition
7 JRTC DCRF Rotation March 2016
8 Prominent Hunt
9 Airborne Radiation Detection and Identification Measurement System (ARDIMS) Capabilities
10 20th CBRNE Capabilities Exercise
12 2018 USSOCOM Bull Simons Award