What is CMA?
The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity (CMA) manages the U.S. stockpile of chemical weapons, enabling the Army Warfighter to focus solely on the National security mission.
Headquartered at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, CMA assesses and destroys recovered chemical warfare materiel. The activity also continues to maintain safe and secure storage of the Army’s two remaining chemical stockpile sites at Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD), Colorado, and Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA) at Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky, until those stockpiles are destroyed by the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives. CMA completed its mission of destroying the chemical stockpiles at seven locations, as shown on the map.
The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) works closely with state and local governments and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to educate, prepare and protect communities surrounding the stockpile sites. The CMA director acts as the implementing agent, delegated by the Department of Defense, to ensure the Army adheres to international treaty requirements in compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention.