Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. - The 22nd Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Battalion will case its battalion colors at Aberdeen Proving Ground - Edgewood Arsenal on June 10 at 10:00 a.m.
The 22nd CBRN Battalion and its subordinate elements will relocate to US Forces Command installations across the United States in accordance with FORSCOM and Department of the Army direction.
"This re-stationing allows us to better serve brigade and division commanders providing critical CBRN support to maneuver elements," said Lt. Col. Timothy Druell, 22nd CBRN Battalion commander. "I want to thank the garrison for everything they did to assist us in getting our forces moved to their new locations in an orderly manner."
This re-stationing action provides a CBRN battalion headquarters on the same installation as 1st Armored Division and a 20th CBRNE Command battalion on every FORSCOM installation with a division.
"Re-stationing the 22nd CBRN Battalion better enables our units to train with and support our Army divisions and ensures the 20th CBRNE Command can provide the Department of the Army and combatant commanders with ready, reliable and globally responsive forces," said Brig. Gen. William E. King IV, the commanding general of the 20th CBRNE Command.
The 44th CBRN Company is moving from Fort Hood, Texas to Fort Bliss, Texas to make room for the 68th CBRN Company to move from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 22d CBRN Battalion and 46th CBRN Company will move from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland to Fort Bliss, Texas. Fort Stewart, Georgia is not losing a company and gains the 25th CBRN Company from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
"This re-stationing to multiple Army installations fully enables implementation of the CBRN Corps restructuring initiative and creates highly specialized technical escort capability in each of the four CBRN battalions across the continental United States," said King. "Re-stationing units is a very deliberate process, and we clearly understand the effect it can have on our Soldiers and families. The 20th CBRNE leadership is committed to making this transition as smooth as possible and minimize any disruption to them both professionally and personally while maintaining the highest state of readiness and responsiveness."
These re-stationing actions will be complete no later than July 2017.
Media wishing to attend the event should contact 20th CBRNE Command Public Affairs no later than June 7 at 5:00 p.m. at 410-436-3433 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org@mail.mil.