The Commander of Dugway Proving Ground, Col. Scott Gould and his wife, Petra, hosted a Commander's Reception on January 16, 2020. The annual event offers an opportunity to meet with external stakeholders such as military and community leaders, elected officials, and local universities to welcome the New Year, celebrate Dugway's past achievements, and share future opportunities.
Col. Gould spoke of several key milestones Dugway achieved throughout 2019, including the beginning of non-traditional agent testing, the return of smoke and obscurants testing, ISO 17025 accreditation for the Chemical Test Division (CTD) and a 25 percent workload increase for the West Desert Test Center.
"Dugway Proving Ground has a great cohort of people who are doing great things in support of our warfighters," said Col. Gould during his remarks.
Various displays helped illustrate how Dugway completes its mission to empower the nation's warfighters against chemical and biological threats. Items such as protective masks, boots, gloves and suits, various chem/bio agent detectors, and a smoke-generating unit--all tested at Dugway Proving Ground--were on display along with unmanned aircraft systems, a biological production equipment used for identification training, and key testing fixtures such as the SMARTMAN.
At the end of the evening, Col. Gould thanked guests for coming to the reception, acknowledging that Dugway Proving Ground would not be successful without their support.