Munitions and Chemical Matters Directorate

The Munitions and Chemical Matters Directorate provides policy, oversight, and technical direction for implementation of the Army’s Explosives Safety Management Program, Military Munitions Response Program, and all other Army business lines in which conventional or chemical munitions have the potential to negatively impact the environment, safety, or occupational health. The Munitions and Chemical Matters Directorate provides strategic direction related to munitions and integrates the efforts of other Army Secretariat principals, the Army Staff, the Army Commands, and Army installations worldwide.


Scope includes actions to address unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions, and munitions constituents, including environmental response actions (i.e., munitions responses), operational range clearance activities, explosives and munitions emergencies, safe and environmentally compliant disposal of waste military munitions, and the Army's 3Rs (Recognize, Retreat, Report) Explosives Safety Education Program across the Army inventory of active and closed installations. Manages the Recovered Chemical Warfare Material Program on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of the Defense.

Munitions & Chemical Directorate