The Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) and Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA) conducted change-of-command ceremonies in June.
“These are the leaders who will be in place when we begin destroying chemical weapons with our Explosive Destruction Technology mission,” said Jeff Brubaker, site project manager, Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.
Col. Norbert “Norb” A. Fochs assumed command of BGAD from Col. Lee G. Hudson June 23. The depot, established in 1941, is primarily involved in industrial services and activities associated with the storage and maintenance of conventional munitions.
Lt. Col. Scott D. Gould assumed command of BGCA from Lt. Col. Andrew “Jack” Morgan June 9. The chemical activity resides on the depot’s 15,000-acre footprint and is responsible for storing monitoring and maintaining the chemical munitions that will be destroyed by the pilot plant.
“We look forward to working closely with Col. Fochs and Lt. Col. Gould as we progress toward and begin the destruction of the Blue Grass chemical munitions stockpile.” Brubaker said.
Fochs comes to BGAD from the Logistics and Readiness Center, Communications-Electronics Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, where he was the military deputy.
Gould comes to BGCA from the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where he was the director of instruction.