20th CBRNE Change of Command to be held virtually

On June 9, 2020, the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Command's Commanding General, Brig. Gen. James E. Bonner, will virtually relinquish command to Brig. Gen. Antonio V. Munera.

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend the virtual ceremony via Facebook Live to adhere to Department of Defense social distancing guidelines and maintain the continued safety and wellbeing of 20th CBRNE Soldiers and employees.

When: The Facebook Livestream will begin at 10 a.m. on June 9.

Where: The Facebook Livestream can be found at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/20thCBRNECommand

An additional livestream will be hosted at 9:15 a.m. to broadcast Brig. Gen. Bonner's receipt of the Army's Distinguished Service Medal.

Members of the media seeking more information can contact the 20th CBRNE Public Affairs Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Photos, video and an overview of the ceremony will be posted to DVIDS for download and distribution following the ceremony here: https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/20CS-CBRNE.

Brig. Gen. Munera is succeeding Brig. Gen. Bonner, who has been selected as the next Commanding General at the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Brig. Gen. Bonner has commanded the 20th CBRNE Command since July 2017.

Brig. Gen. Munera is currently the Deputy Commanding General for the U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC), Fort Knox, Kentucky. Prior to assuming his current position, Brig. Gen. Munera served as the 30th Chief of Chemical and Commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School from June 2017 to April 2019.

The 20th CBRNE Command is a highly-technical, special purpose formation of approximately 3,800 soldiers and 225 civilians in 16 states on 19 different installations, headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The 20th CBRNE Command is the Army's and Defense Department's only integrated command with CBRN, EOD, and lab capabilities.

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