Tooele Army Depot
Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is a United States Army post located in Tooele County, Utah. It serves as a storage site for war reserve and training ammunition. The depot stores, issues, receives, renovates, modifies, maintains and demilitarizes conventional munitions. The depot also serves as the National Inventory Control Point for ammunition peculiar equipment, developing, fabricating, modifying, storing and distributing such equipment to all services and other customers worldwide. TEAD provides base support to Deseret Chemical Depot.
Tooele Army Depot originally opened in 1942 during the early phase of U.S. involvement in World War II. The workforce at the post is now primarily composed of civilians. A full colonel serves as the commander. As of July 2011, Colonel Christopher O. Mohan is the base commander.
Capabilities of the depot include: engineering; explosives performance testing; logistical support; machining, fabrication, assembly, repair; robotics; non-destructive testing; demilitarization; laser cutting; and Slurry Emulsion Manufacturing Facility.
Built in 1945, TEAD was originally called the Tooele Ordnance Depot and was a storage depot for war supplies. In 1988, TEAD acquired the general supply storage mission from Pueblo Army Depot. In BRAC 1993, it lost its troop support mission, maintenance and storage missions. TEAD retained its ammunition logistics support function.
TEAD is housed on 23,610 acres (95.5 km2) with 1,093 buildings, 902 igloos and storage capacity of 2,483,000 square feet (230,700 m2).
TEAD was placed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priority List (Superfund) in 1990.
In 2009, the Tooele Army Depot was awarded the 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award and the 2009 Federal Energy and Water Management Award. This was based on conservation efforts which saved TEAD more than $60,000 and nearly 100 million gallons of water per year.
- Deseret Chemical Depot
- Deseret Test Center
- Dugway Proving Ground
- Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility
- Umatilla Chemical Depot
- Porton Down
- Edgewood Chemical Activity
- Dzerzhinsk, Russia
- Pine Bluff Arsenal
- Tooele Army Depot website
- Joint Munitions Command website
- Information compiled from 
- Pike, John E. Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) Tooele, Utah, accessed November 15, 2008.
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. UT-34, "Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, Tooele County, UT", 30 measured drawings, 48 data pages