Ordnance and Explosives Directorate

The directorate is comprised of the Conventional OE Design Center, the Chemical Warfare Materiel Design Center, the Ballistic Missile Defense  Center of Expertise, and Global Operations. Programs and projects include:  Execution of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)  actions for Formerly  Used Defense sites, Base Realignment and Closure sites, range clearance and maintenance, robotics and construction support.

Chemical Warfare Materiel Design Center

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the lead for planned 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 planned CWM response or to conduct the mandatory pre-operational surveys within the Department of Defense. Call the program manager at 256-895-1371 or send an email.

Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Systems Center of Expertise (CX)


  • The Ballistic Missile Mandatory Center of Expertise provides technical expertise to the Missile Defense Agency and serves as the mandatory center of expertise for Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS) projects to ensure standardization of design where applicable; to maintain technical expertise; to leverage technical knowledge; and to assure consistency and efficiency in delivery of BMDS facilities and infrastructure. Call the program manager at 256-895-1237 or send an email.

Global Operations 

  • OE Global Operations supports the Department of Defense, Army, Combatant Commands, USACE Divisions/Districts, and other federal agencies, in OCONUS or contingency locations with ordnance and explosive surveys, and clearance in support of range clearance operations or construction (including MILCON); munitions disposal/destruction; footprint (FOB) reduction, and  environmental support; and low voltage electrical safety through an international ordnance and environmental MATOC that is responsive to contingency requirements. Call the program manager at 256-895-1709 or send an email.