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Jeffrey Woods to Lead JPM NBC CA

Carmen Spencer, left, the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense, passes the Joint Project Manager Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM-NBC CA) flag to the incoming Joint Project Manager, Col. Jeffrey Woods, during a change of charter ceremony May 28 at APG South (Edgewood). Credit: U.S. Army

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CDB) hosted a change of charter ceremony at APG South (Edgewood) May 28, in which COL Jeffrey Woods assumed command of the Joint Project Management Office for Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM NBC CA) from COL Alfred Abramson.

The Joint Project Management Office for Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance, or JPM-NBC CA, is one of seven joint project management offices within the JPEO-CBD and is responsible for the development, production, integration, testing and fielding of nuclear, biological and chemical detection, obscuration and reconnaissance systems.

Abramson, JPM-NBC CA project manager since June 2012, passed the reins of the board-selected position after thanking the hard-working military, civilian and contract personnel within the organization.

Carmen Spencer, Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense, acknowledged Abramson’s contributions before passing the JPM-NBC CA charter to Woods. Spencer also noted during the ceremony that Woods is well qualified to lead the JPM-NBC CA team.

“The Army selects the right person for the right jobs,” Spencer said. “Jeffrey [Woods] is certainly poised to lead the team responsible for providing critical capabilities to our nation’s service members. I am very confident in his qualifications and abilities.”

Woods was commissioned in 1989 as a Field Artillery Officer after completing U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and a master’s degree in operations research from the Florida Institute of Technology.

During the ceremony, Woods pledged to “continue the great work of the project managers that have come before me.” He noted that he is honored to be selected to this important position and excited to work with the staff at JPMNBC CA and the JPEO-CBD. Prior to arriving at the JPEO-CBD, the 26-year veteran served as the Military Deputy to the Director, Software Engineering Center within the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command.

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense is the joint services single focal point for research, development, acquisition, fielding and life-cycle support of chemical and biological defense equipment and medical countermeasures.

Article adapted from original by Cicely Levingston, JPEO-CBD.

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