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Alumnus Named Director of U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Center

February 13, 2015

Laura Lemire
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Joe Corriveau Saint Anselm College Alumnus Named Director of U.S. Army Chemical and Biological CenterJoseph Corriveau, a 1981 biology graduate of Saint Anselm College, has been appointed director of the federal laboratory that oversees research and development of solutions for chemical and biological defense of American soldiers and the nation. He directs the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), which has sites at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; Pine Bluff, Ark.; and Rock Island, Ill.

ECBC has a workforce of more than 1,400 scientists and engineers working with some of the most dangerous chemical, biological and explosive materials in the world. Founded in 1917, ECBC is the nation's preeminent laboratory for providing defense solutions to counter these weapons of mass destruction.

According to Major General John Wharton, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), ECBC's higher headquarters, Corriveau's "leadership, dedication and focus on innovation will continue to pave the way for future advancements that will keep our soldiers and our nation safe from existing and emerging chemical and biological threats."

Corriveau has been a key leader of the ECBC leadership team for more than a decade. He is a member of the Senior Executive Service, in a role equivalent to that of a major general.

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