Nov. 10, 2023

Senior Defense Leaders Visit Kazakhstan to Commemorate Cooperative Anniversary

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency Director (DTRA) Rebecca Hersman and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Threat Reduction and Arms Control (TRAC) Kingston Reif traveled to the Republic of Kazakhstan for key leader engagements and site visits to commemorate 30 years of nonproliferation cooperation between the Agency and Kazakhstan from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.

Nov. 9, 2023

DTRA and Ministry of Health of Ukraine Strengthen Commitment to Transparency and Health Security

The United States’ Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is pleased to announce the signing of a renewed agreement with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, solidifying their shared dedication to enhancing transparency and health security.

Oct. 6, 2023

Factsheet and Link for the DOD 2023 Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Department of Defense released the unclassified version of its 2023 Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD).

Sept. 29, 2023

Next Phase of Training Successfully Completed in Georgia

The next phase of national training organized by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) hosted by the State Security Service has been successfully completed. Georgian subdivisions participating in the training earned the highest rating from American experts.

Sept. 8, 2023

Marine Corps Sergeant Major Daniel E. Mangrum Joins DTRA as the Command Senior Enlisted

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Director Rebecca Hersman announced U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Daniel E. Mangrum as the agency’s new Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) on September 6, 2023. The agency’s new CSEL assumed duties during a Change of Responsibilities ceremony by officially receiving responsibilities from the outgoing CSEL, U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Brant C. Shyrigh. Shyrigh retired after serving 34 years in uniform.

Aug. 22, 2023

Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) Chemical and Biological Technologies Department in its role as the Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO) for Chemical and Biological Defense, an integral component of the Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP), sponsors the Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) East and West residential programs, which are fully funded for all students who attend.

Aug. 14, 2023

DTRA partners with FBI and DHS to support Multilateral Workshop to enhance CWMD capacity with Singapore and Brunei

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s, Building Partner Capacity Department led a CWMD Multilateral Workshop, with key partners in the Indo-Pacific region, enhancing their ability to counter the proliferation of WMD.

Aug. 4, 2023

Mighty Ninety, DTRA conduct mock New START inspection

Members of the Mighty Ninety’s treaty office and members of both the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s East and West Coast teams conducted a mock treaty inspection on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, July 12 - 14, 2023.

July 13, 2023

Air Force Special Operations General begins new role as Deputy Director of DTRA

Ms. Rebecca Hersman, the Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, welcomed U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Matthew Wolfe Davidson aboard as the agency’s new Deputy Director on July 13, 2023.

June 30, 2023

Completion of Chemical Agent Destruction at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant

A stockpile of obsolete chemical weapons stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) since the 1950s has been safely eliminated.


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