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New commander takes over at Pueblo Chemical Depot

June 27, 2019

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Army facility in southern Colorado working to destroy obsolete chemical weapons has a new leader.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that Col. Michael W. Cobb assumed command of the Pueblo Chemical Depot during a ceremony Wednesday, taking over from Col. Christopher Grice.

Cobb said that he plans to build on the already strong relationship with the community and its leaders. He said he lives in Pueblo now and his top priority is ensuring the safety of his neighbors.

Meanwhile, the depot announced Thursday that Walton W. Levi will be the depot’s new site project manager. He worked to build and launch operations at the depot’s destruction plant.

The depot is destroying 780,000 shells containing 2,500 U.S. tons (2,270 metric tons) of mustard agent to comply with a treaty banning chemical weapons.

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Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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