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48th Chemical Brigade (United States)

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Country  United States
Role  Chemical Defense
Part of  20th CBRNE Command
Branch  U.S. Army
Size  Brigade
48th Chemical Brigade (United States)
Active  16 September 2007–present

The 48th Chemical Brigade is a United States Army brigade located at Fort Hood, Texas and subordinate to the 20th Support Command (CBRNE). The 48th Chemical Brigade is the only active duty NBC-defense brigade in the Army. The Brigade is tasked to discover, counter, neutralize chemical, biological or nuclear threats. The Brigade was activated 16 September 2007, under the command of Colonel Vance P. (Phil) Visser and CSM E. Donald Moten.



The 48th Chemical Brigade is currently composed of:

  • 2nd Chemical Battalion, Fort Hood
  • 22nd Chemical Battalion, Aberdeen Proving Ground, transitioning to Fort Bliss
  • 23rd Chemical Battalion, Camp Stanley
  • 83rd Chemical Battalion, Fort Stewart
  • 110th Chemical Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • The 83rd Chemical Battalion was formerly the 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion, which fought with the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Ranger Battalions in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy until those three battalions were destroyed during Operation Shingle.


  • Colonel Vance P. (Phil) Visser (2007–2009)
  • Colonel Eric Brigham (2009–2011)
  • Colonel Maria Zumwalt (2011–2013)
  • Colonel Sven Erichsen (2013–2015)
  • Colonel Christopher Cox (2015–)
  • Command Sergeants Major

  • CSM Donald Moten (2007–2011)
  • CSM Kenneth M. Graham (2011–2013)
  • CSM Kendall Owens (2013–2015)
  • CSM Christopher Williams (2015–)
  • References

    48th Chemical Brigade (United States) Wikipedia