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Chief of Chemical and Commandant, U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School Army Chemical Review 2 Greetings Dragon Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the Regiment! As I it is hard for me to believe that almost a year has passed since I as- sumed the position of 28th Chief of Chemical. Much has happened during this past year, but nothing more signifcant than the magnifcent daily work of our Dragon Soldiers—guarding America's force; serving as the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) counterforce; and protecting the homeland. And Dragon Soldiers have been making history. The 48th Chemical Brigade was de- ployed for the frst time ever, serving as the mission command element for the closeout of the Ebola virus response mission in Liberia. CBRN battalions have been serving as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) task forces during decisive-action training at combat training centers. As the maneuver force executes weapons of mass destruction elimination operations in the battlespace, these CBRNE task forces are laying the groundwork for the Army countering weapons of mass de- struction concept of operations. Information gleaned from combat training center rota- tions, coupled with real-world operational planning conducted by the 2d Infantry Di- vision and the 8th Army in Korea, provides input to the Army countering weapons of mass destruction strategy. Finally, history has also been made on the personnel front. Major General Leslie C. Smith relinquished command of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence on 8 April 2015 and is now serving as the Deputy Inspector General, Department of the Army. On behalf of all Dragon Soldiers, I would like to personally thank Major General Smith and his wife Vanedra for their steadfast leadership and commitment to the Regiment. We would also like to welcome Brigadier General Kent D. Savre as the new commanding general of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence. Brigadier General J. B. Burton relinquished command of the 20th CBRNE Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, on 20 May 2015. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Brigadier General Burton and thank him for all he has done to operationalize the 20th CBRNE Command. We look forward to working with Brigadier General William E. King and continuing our strong partnership. Several senior leaders have been selected for centrally selected list positions. We are truly blessed to have them lead our Dragon Soldiers. I would like to personally congratulate those who were selected: y Colonel Timothy M. Greenhaw, U.S. Army Environmental Command. y Lieutenant Colonel Alexander C. Lovasz, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3d Infantry Division. y Lieutenant Colonel Richard W. Maltbie, Blue Grass Chemical Activity. y Major Bryon G. Galbraith, 84th Chemical Battalion. y Major Roberto Salas, 2d Chemical Battalion. y Major Kevin W. Siebold, 23d Chemical Battalion. y Command Sergeant Major Christopher Williams, 48th Chemical Brigade. y Sergeant Major Rebecca Franco, 84th Chemical Battalion. y Sergeant Major Robert (Shane) Mollohan, 2d Chemical Battalion. y Sergeant Major Ronald L. Wylie, 23d Chemical Battalion. I am excited about celebrating the 97th anniversary of the founding of our branch and conducting a CBRN senior ex- ecutive leader symposium to focus on "How the Chemical Corps Regiment Supports the Fight—Whether Abroad or at Home." Given that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the frst use of chlorine gas during the Second Battle of Ypres, Belgium, I can't think of a better time to on our heritage and our legacy. My vision for celebrating our 97th anniver- sary involves returning to a setting similar to that of a worldwide CBRN event, in which we celebrate our birthday, welcome Brigadier General Maria R. Gervais

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