USSTRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction
The SCC-WMD is housed in the Defense Threat Reduction Center (DTRC), the headquarters building of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) that opened January 26, 2006, just outside Washington, D.C.
History and background
At the opening of the new DTRC on January 26, 2006, Dr. James A. Tegnelia, DTRA director, also announced the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) of the SCC-WMD. Guests at the ceremony included: Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; Hon. Kenneth J. Kreig, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, Combatant Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Dale E. Klein, assistant to the secretary of defense for nuclear and chemical and biological defense programs; Stephen Younger, former director of DTRA; and Maj. Gen. Trudy H. Clark, USAF, DTRA deputy director.
Senator Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony.