The EM CX, as part of the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, serves the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others by providing high quality engineering and scientific support to environmental remediation, munitions response and compliance programs around the world. The EM CX staff is a diverse team of responsive, dedicated, innovative professionals who support USACE, the Environmental Community of Practice, and the Army in meeting environmental and munitions response challenges. The CX works with their customers to attain solutions that benefit and protect the public and the environment.
The EM CX supports the USACE Headquarters and offices worldwide on complex environmental and munitions issues through independent technical reviews, quality assurance reviews, munitions safety submission reviews, discipline-specific technical support, guidance development, participation on multi-agency panels and advisory committees, development and instruction of PROSPECT and informal training, and the evaluation of and recommendations on innovative technologies. The EM CX also provides environmental management assistance on special studies and analyses.
The roles and responsibilities of the EM CX are outlined in ER 10-1-50. The CX operates with responsibilities and authorities granted from USACE Headquarters. The EM CX is designated a mandatory center of expertise (MCX). Per ER 1110-1-8158, Corps-Wide Centers of Expertise Program (January 1998) “An MCX is a USACE organization that has been approved by HQ USACE as having a unique or exceptional technical capability in a specialized subject area that is critical to other USACE commands.” The responsibilities of an MCX are to maintain state-of-the-art technical expertise in the assigned specialty; and provide technical assistance and specific services to HQ USACE, all other USACE commands, and other organizations per the mission and function statements.