3d Chemical Brigade
The U.S. Army Chemical School headquarters is
located in the Sibert Wing of General Maxwell Thurman Hall.
Completed in May 1999, the hall is equipped with the most technically
advanced audio-visual equipment and distance learning capability available
today. This state-of-the-art facility serves as the primary training site
for newly commissioned chemical lieutenants, captains, and chemical
specialists personnel receiving specialized training on the Biological
Integrated Detection System (BIDS), and the FOX Chemical Reconnaissance
Vehicle and radiological safety and defense against the effects of
The 3rd Chemical Brigade, adjacent to Baker Theater on Iowa
Avenue, provides command and control for 1-48th, 2-10th, 3-10th Infantry
Battalion, 43rd Adjutant Reception Battalion, 58th Transportation
Chemical Battalion, and the
Chemical Defense Training Facility.
The 1-48th, 2-10th, and 3-10th Infantry Battalion provide Basic Combat
Training (BCT) to provide out Army with trained, disciplined, motivated,
adn physically fit soldiers who respond to leadership, are focused on
teamwork, demonstrate the warrior ethos, and uphold the Army's core value.
The three Infantry Basic Combat Training units provide over 2,500 Soldiers
to our Army.
43rd AG Battalion prides itself on being a premier organization, handling
the processing needs of 30,000 (+) soldiers per year. This makes the
43rd the 2nd largest of the five reception Battalions in the United States
Army. Each Year the Battalion receives, processes, and sends 30,000
new soldiers to basic training and one station unit training.
The 58th Transportation Battalion continuously conducts and supports
Initial Military Training (IMT) in basic transportation skills to produce
highly motivated and disciplined, physically fit, entry-level Motor
Transport Operators inculcated with the Seven Army Values and the Warrior
Ethos. The 58th Transportation Battalion conducts advanced
individual training for 4,200 88M motor transport operators and 1,000 92F
fuel petroleum specialists annually.
The 84th Chemical
Battalion provides the cadre and staff for the Chemical School and
instructors for chemical enlisted and officer programs of instruction.
Trains chemical warrior in order to produce combat ready, values-based,
competent, confident and tactically proficient chemical soldiers and
leaders; deploys specialized units and soldiers in support of out Nation's
security. Annually, these instructors teach over 4,500 students.
The 3rd Chemical Brigade trains more than 23, 000 students annually in
support our Army.
Completed in November 1998, the Chemical Applied Training Facility (CATF),
also known as Nord Hall, is the headquarters for the 84th
Chemical Battalion. This facility is the site for technical training
for both initial entry chemical soldiers and officers. The CATF
provides specialized training in the operation of chemical detection and
The E.F. Bullene Chemical Defense Training Facility, known as the CDTF,
was completed in February 1999 at a cost of $28 million. The CDTF
provides a safe and realistic training experience designed to create
“chemical veterans.” Through the use of real chemical agents (Nerve
GB/VX), the training instills confidence in chemical soldiers and
demonstrates the reliability of chemical defense equipment and protective
clothing. The CDTF also trains Marine, Navy, Air Force, and allied
students on operations in a toxic chemical environment.
Joseph Terry Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Responder
Training Facility was completed September 2007, and occupies approximately
22.5 acres adn provides a state-of-art CBRN Responder Training Campus for
the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and other Agencies
as requested. The CBRN School is the lead for all DoD CBRN Response