A veteran of Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, will join the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in a new role as the program continues toward the goal of eliminating the stockpile of chemical weapons at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot.
“Phil Dunegan has a long history and expertise with the ACWA program that will help us meet our important obligations to the community,” said Walton Levi, site project manager, PCAPP. “As my principal deputy, he will be responsible for overseeing and administering key aspects of this project.”
Dunegan’s responsibilities will include program management and execution as well as business management and execution, in addition to administration of the compliance program. His appointment as principal deputy, a new position at PCAPP, was announced at the Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission’s public meeting Sept. 25 in Boone, Colorado.
“I appreciate this opportunity to work directly on the PCAPP team,” said Dunegan, who has worked for the Maryland-based headquarters since the program originated in 1997. “I’ve worked with a lot of great people over the years on this program, but it’s really a privilege to now get to work where the munitions are actually being destroyed.
“To have seen this plant go from many different ideas and proposals, then watch it being built and tested over the years, and to now play a part in its operations is truly exciting and humbling.”
A U.S. Navy veteran with service as an auxiliaries officer and communications officer aboard a guided missile destroyer, Dunegan is a graduate of the Navy’s Surface Warfare Officers School. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hampton University.