Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 11, 2021) — The 3rd Chemical Brigade is scheduled to host a change of responsibility ceremony at 9 a.m. May 13 on Gammon Field.

During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge Arzabala will transfer responsibilities for the brigade to Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Johnson.

Johnson comes to Fort Leonard Wood after serving as the command sergeant major of the 110th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Arzabala is slated to take responsibility, as the command sergeant major, of the 20th CBRNE Command.

Reporters wishing to cover this event should respond to the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at 573.563.4145 by 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 12.


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 80,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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