ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND — Joseph D. Wienand was officially appointed technical director of the U. S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), the premier national resource for chemical and biological defense, June 20. He served as acting technical director after serving as the organization’s Director of Program Integration since May.
As technical director, Wienand is responsible for more than 1,800 Department of the Army civilians, soldiers and on-site contractors located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark; and Rock Island, Ill. Those employees conduct research, engineering and field operations in support of the Department of Defense and other government agencies by integrating life-cycle science, engineering and operations solutions to counter CBRNE threats to U.S. forces and the nation.
In addition to the other roles at ECBC, Wienand previously held positions at the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Chemical Research Development & Engineering Center. He has also served as a director with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and as an active duty chemical officer with the U.S. Army. Career awards include “On the Spot” Reinventing Government Hammer Award from the Vice President’s Office and the Federal Executive Institute Director’s Award.
Wienand holds a master’s degree in systems management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from New Mexico State University. Originally from New Mexico, he currently lives with his wife and children in Baltimore, Md.
For more information about ECBC, visit http://www.ecbc.army.mil/.
ECBC is the Army’s principal research and development center for chemical and biological defense technology, engineering and field operations. ECBC has achieved major technological advances for the warfighter and for our national defense, with a long and distinguished history of providing the Armed Forces with quality systems and outstanding customer service. ECBC is a U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command laboratory located at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. For more information about the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, please visit our Web site at http://www.ecbc.army.mil or call (410) 436-7718.
SOURCE U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center