Dr. Eric Moore presented Dr. James Watson with the SES certificate during Watson’s SES Induction Ceremony held at DEVCOM CBC on January 18, 2024, recognizing him as the Center’s newest Engineering Director. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)

Dr. James Watson Inducted into SES Corps

January 19th, 2024

DEVCOM CBC public affairs specialist Dr. Brian Feeney, research chemist Dr. Alan Samuels, and research toxicologist Dr. Jennifer Sekowski received the Army’s 2023 Major General Harold J. Greene Award for Acquisition Writing during the Army’s Annual Acquisition Awards Ceremony held at the Pentagon on January 9, 2024. The awards were presented by the Honorable Douglas R. Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, and Lieutenant General Robert M. Collins, Principal Military Deputy to ASA (ALT). (U.S. Army photo by Rick Arndt)

DEVCOM CBC Team Earns Top Honors in Army Acquisition Writing Competition

January 12th, 2024

The solar EV chargers, supplied by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, were installed at DEVCOM CBC to complete the first phase of the master plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 using carbon pollution-free electricity. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)

DEVCOM CBC Leads Way in Clean Energy Infrastructure

December 21st, 2023

A U.S. Army Provost Marshal General and Army Corrections Command, Commanding General, Major General Duane R. Miller and DEVCOM CBC Director Mr. Michael Bailey sign an MOA to enable CBC scientists to provide training for U.S. Army MWD during the 2023 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition on October 9. (U.S. Army photo by Heather Roelker)

Army Lab Completes Agreement to Support Military Working Dog Training

December 5th, 2023

Repurposed Technology Could Help Protect Soldiers

November 14th, 2023

DEVCOM CBC employees, lead engineering technician Gregory Walton and industrial engineer Stella Lee, volunteer at APG STEM Day to teach young scouts and the local community about coding and programming in the STEM field by helping participants guide the Sphero BOLT Coding Robots through various obstacle courses at Aberdeen Proving Ground on September 30, 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Aeriel Storey)
Army Scientists and Engineers Volunteer at APG STEM Day

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – Scientists and engineers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) spent time with hundreds of local families participating in the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Day. The event is a combination of the long-running…

Army Researchers Receive Patent for Pocket-Sized Chemical and Biological Assessment Kit

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – Army researchers have developed an innovative design for immediate on-the-ground chemical and biological assessment, giving traditional everyday laboratory equipment a new purpose for Soldiers in the field. The invention, known as the pocket detection pouch (PDP), was granted a patent on July 26, 2023 for…

Gold Star Wife Returns to Army Base Where She Met Late Husband

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – Etched into the 104-year history of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) are stories of sacrifice, valor, and dedication that have defined its legacy. They include moments of fate and reminders that the strength of institutions is often mirrored…

Mr. Michael Bailey, DEVCOM CBC Director, and Ed Schlesinger, Benjamin T. Rome Dean at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, complete the establishment of an EPA during a signing ceremony at the JHU campus in Baltimore, MD on September 11, 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)
Army Laboratory Partners with Johns Hopkins University in Educational Agreement

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) officially formalized an Educational Partnership Agreement during a signing ceremony that took place at JHU’s Shriver Hall in Baltimore, Maryland on September 11, 2023. The agreement outlines an…

Caitlin Sharpes and Dakota Discepolo, contracted scientists at DEVCOM CBC under the Olfactory Sciences Team, discuss the Working Dog Advanced Threat Assessment System with Ronald Colbeck, Supervisory Police Officer Kennel Master, and Nicholas Vertz, Police K-9 Handler, from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)
U.S. Army Explosives Forensics Stakeholders Meet to Collaborate on Future Defense Capabilities

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) recently hosted the first Stakeholder Engagement Day for the Army Explosives Forensics program. This program aims to develop and augment sensor technologies for the semi-autonomous detection of explosives and other chemical hazards, supported…

Attendees at the NCT USA conference expo, co-sponsored by DEVCOM CBC, networked and shared industry knowledge across organizations. (Photo by NCT Consultants)
DEVCOM CBC Co-Sponsors NCT USA Conference to Foster CBRNe Defense Innovation

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD — The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC), in co-sponsorship with the Non-Conventional Threat Consultants (NCT), hosted the NCT USA conference from September 5-7, 2023, at the Chemical Demilitarization Training Facility in Edgewood, Maryland, on Aberdeen Proving Ground. The conference enabled…

The DoD’s HBCU/MI Summer Research Program members toured the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense. From left to right are Luke Barnett, Jordan Mack, Cynthia Mirzaie, Gregory Ige, Ashley Fru, Christian Betters, Tekiyah Brewley, Aryanna Jones, Deborah Rosenblum, Brandi Vann, Tahiyah Brinkley, Jacqueline Ortiz, and Sabien Sykes. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense)
Army Lab Hosts HBCU/MI Interns, Fellows Under DOD Program

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) hosted 12 interns and two fellows this year from the Department of Defense (DoD) annual Summer Research Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI). The program, taking place over ten weeks…

DEVCOM CBC biologist Alena Calm received the Joseph D. Wienand NDIA CBRN Division STEM Excellence Award at the NDIA CBRN Defense Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on July 26, 2023. (Photo by NDIA)
Army Biologist Recognized for Commitment to Community and STEM Outreach

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – With over a decade of mentorship and involvement in the community, Alena Calm, a biologist at the U.S Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC), has impacted and inspired thousands of students interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics…

Employee Spotlight: JD Severtson

James (JD) Severtsen, an electrical engineer, talks about his favorite part of working for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center and why he enjoys working for the Army.

Stella Lee, a DEVCOM CBC program engineer, teaches children and families about air pressure by demonstrating its effects on a marshmallow at the Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival on June 10. (U.S. Army photo by Aeriel Storey)
DEVCOM CBC Volunteers Promote STEM at Local Science Festival

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – About 30 employees from the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) brought the magic of science to thousands of youth from communities neighboring Aberdeen Proving Ground. The DEVCOM CBC employees volunteered at the annual Magic of Science Fair and Family…