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the Defense Logistics Agency provides to policy makers and CINCs in terms of logistics

support.

Simply put, it is a WMD support defense agency.

SBCCOM

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:

  • 1.

    RDA

  • 2.

    Chemical weapons storage, remediation and disposal.

  • 3.

    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

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