ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The senior Army Officer from US Army South, ARSOUTH, visited the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) here Oct. 16.

Maj. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn, commander, ARSOUTH, met with leaders from the Defense Department's only multifunctional formation that combats global CBRNE threats.

Brig. Gen. William E. King IV, commander, 20th CBRNE Command discussed how the 20th can support ARSOUTH mission that covers an area of responsibility that encompasses 31 countries and 15 areas of special sovereignty in Central and South America.

With units on 19 posts in 16 states, the Aberdeen Proving Ground-based 20th CBRNE Command is the Defense Department's only multifunctional formation that combats global chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats. The one-of-a-kind command trains with joint, interagency and allied partners around the world.