A new commander has been named for the U.S. Army Pine Bluff Arsenal.
On Tuesday, July 29, Col. Patrick. S. Daulton will assume command at the arsenal, becoming the 39th commander for the facility. According to its government website, the arsenal oversees “specialized Ammunitions, Smoke, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense capabilities through expert manufacturing, storage and logistics.”
Most recently, Daulton served on the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. He joined the Marine Corps. Reserve in 1988, enlisting as a rifleman and later was commissioned as a U.S. Army Chemical Corps officer in 1996.
Daulton holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Kentucky, as well as a master’s degree in strategic intelligence from American Military University and a master’s degree in military arts and sciences from the Command and General Staff College, the Joint Forces Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
According to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, the Pine Bluff Arsenal was established in 1941 as the Chemical Warfare Arsenal, becoming one of the United States’ primary storage locations for its chemical weapons stockpile.