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News | Sept. 1, 2022

DTRA Partners with the Republic of Georgia for Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction Exercise

By Jessica Lewis Defense Threat Reduction Agency

TBILISI, Georgia - The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Building Partner Capacity (BPC) Department continues partnership with the Republic of Georgia hosting a Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Interagency Field Training Exercise (FTX) in Tbilisi, Georgia, 9 to 19 August 2022.

The Interagency Field Training Exercise focused on strategic, operational, and tactical Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) and CWMD response capabilities of the Georgian primary response units. The nine-day FTX hosted Georgian and American CBRN personnel, leaders, trainers, observers, and operators from the Georgian’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), State Security Service of Georgia (SSSG), the Georgian Emergency Management Service (EMS), the Georgian Ministry of Defense (MoD) CBRN Defense Company and U.S. partners from the Georgia Army National Guard (GAARNG) and U.S. Air Force Europe (USAFE).

This FTX is just one example of DTRA’s ongoing BPC efforts to counter-WMD proliferation and enhance CBRN response tactics, techniques and procedures for our Partners to stay ahead of the emerging risks and threats.

DTRA is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) lead program for developing partner nation CWMD response capabilities through security cooperation activities that train and equip foreign military and civilian responders across the tactical, operational, and strategic mission space to develop new, or enhance existing capabilities to prepare for and effectively respond to CBRN incidents and to support the CWMD mission.

These efforts support Geographic Combatant Command’s (GCC) theater campaign plans and Department of State (DOS) US Embassy Integrated Country Strategies. DTRA’s BPC efforts work with and through the GCCs to address specific plans and objectives.


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