the Defense Logistics Agency provides to policy makers and CINCs in terms of logistics
Simply put, it is a WMD support defense agency.
The Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM), located at
Edgewood Area, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is a two Star level Major
Subordinate Command (MSC) to its parent Major Army Command (MACOM) the U.S.
Army Materiel Command (AMC). SBCCOM is a diverse organization whose mission is
to “develop, integrate, acquire, and sustain soldier and NBC defense technology, systems,
and services to ensure the decisive edge and maximum protection for the United
States.”20 It also provides for the safe storage, treaty compliance, and destruction of
America’s chemical stockpile and materiel.
SBCCOM’s various elements operate on the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. Its
sizable responsibilities can be generally broken down into three broad mission areas:
Chemical weapons storage, remediation and disposal.
Emergency preparedness and response.
Regarding its RDA functions--SBCCOM provides scientists, engineers, and NBC
technical experts in DoDs efforts to acquire essential WMD defense equipment. Its
Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) is recognized as a world leader in
research, development, and engineering of CB defense equipment. It is a primary tester
of protection and detection equipment under development. Once it acquires the new
equipment on behalf of all the services, SBCCOM provides complete life cycle