c_270_180_16777215_0_0_images_PICTURES_20160527_US_General_Visit_DSC_4756.JPGVyskov, 27 May 2016: Brigadier General William E. King IV, Commander of the U.S. Army’s 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) Command visited the JCBRN Defence CoE to exchange information and to assess the potential for future training, planning and support coordination. Colonel Will Flucker, the CoE’s Chief of Staff, welcomed BG King and hosted joint briefings and discussion followed by tours of the CoE’s CBRN Reachback Element, Modelling and Simulation Section and the Czech Republic’s Military Research Institute for Field Live Agent Training.

The 20th CBRNE Command is the United States’ c_270_180_16777215_0_0_images_PICTURES_20160527_US_General_Visit_DSC_4753.JPG only military formation with specialized capabilities and expertise to operate effectively across the fullspectrum of CBRNE Hazards. The highly-technical, special purpose, expeditionary formation of approximately 5,000 soldiers routinely engages and operates with and in support of U.S. joint, special operations, interagency and international CBRNE organizations and entities, maintaining a 24/7 focus on countering CBRNE threats at home and abroad.

BG King is the first commander of the venerable unit to visit the CoE. He greatly appreciated this first official engagement, and he personally identified several areas for continued dialog, stating “This won’t be the [20th CBRNE Command’s] last visit.”