About Us

The Ordnance and Explosives (OE) Directorate’s objective is to support the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agency operations worldwide with qualified and responsive munitions and environmental support.

Within the OE Directorate is the:

Conventional OE Design Center: Focuses on conventional ordnance and environmental response actions within the United States and its possessions. Execution of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and  Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) remediation actions for Formally Used Defense Sites, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), active installations. One of five authorized design centers within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Chemical Warfare Materiel Design Center: As USACE is the lead for environmental response actions and other activities that may involve Chemical Warfare Materiel (CWM), the CWM Design Center is the only  organization authorized to execute any phase of a CWM project or to conduct the mandatory pre-operational surveys within Department of Defense (DOD) serving as the advisor to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment (ASA IE&E) for execution policy for CWM issues.

Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Systems Center of Expertise (CX): Ensures standardization of design (where applicable), maintains technical expertise, leverages technical knowledge and assures consistency and efficiency in delivery of BMDS facilities and infrastructure. Provides periodic status of major projects, activities and schedules. Supports the Headquarters USACE National Program Manager (NPM) in managing all aspects of the BMD program within the USACE. Maintains contracts in support of missile defense agency.

Global Operations: Supports USACE Divisions/Districts and contingency support initiatives for the Army.  Provides ordnance support, unexploded ordnance clearance and range maintenance and clearance. Task Force SAFE and POWER provide infrastructure inspection and repair. We also provide environmental management services throughout the Central Command Area of Responsibility.