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 3d Chemical Brigade






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  • Constituted 1 January 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Separate Chemical Battalion, and activated at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
  • Designated 1 April 1942 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 3d Chemical Mortar Battalion.
  • Reorganized and designated 24 November 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 3d Chemical Battalion, Motorized.
  • Reorganized and re-designated 11 March 1945 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Chemical Mortar Battalion,  http://www.4point2.org/3cmb.htm.
  • Inactivated 2 January 1946 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia.
  • Activated 18 September 1950 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Allotted 25 May 1951 to the Regular Army.
  • Inactivated 5 February 1953 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Designated 9 November 1954 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 3d Chemical Battalion.
  • Activated 6 January 1955 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Inactivated 25 September 1958 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Disbanded 20 September 1989.
  • Reconstituted 1 October 1999 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 3d Chemical Brigade, transferred to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Consisting of 82D Chemical Battalion, 84th Chemical Battalion and 58th Transportation Battalion.
  • 187th Infantry Brigade Inactivated 17 May 2007, Relinquishing Command of the 1st Battalion 48th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion 10 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion 10 Infantry Regiment, and 43rd Adjutant General Reception Battalion to the 3rd Chemical Brigade.
  • Inactivated 82D Chemical Battalion on 6 September 2007.





    World War II

  • Sicily (with arrowhead)

  • Naples-Foggia

  • Rome-Arno

  • Southern France (with arrowhead)

  • Rhineland

  • Ardennes-Alsace

  • Central Europe

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 radiation.

     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 Battalion, 84th 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.

    The 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.


                  Specialized Training Facilities

     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 decontamination equipment.

     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.

    The 1LT 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 Training 



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