Distinguished Member of the Corps



Mr. Patrick L. Berry


Mr. Patrick L. Berry was born 24 March 1951 in Hillsboro, Ohio. As a Chemical Engineer for the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), Mr. Berry provided invaluable service to our nation, advancing the state of the art in Chemical and Biological Defense technology.


Mr. Berry successfully led numerous product development efforts and many of his projects continue to provide critical support to our warfighters around the world. His first assignment was as a development engineer for the XM-19/XM-2 Biological Detector and Warning System. The project was the first effort to develop a military biological detection system. He also planned and organized the Army’s first Toxin Defense technology program. In addition, he served as Team leader for the Army Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS). The BIDS provided the first military capability to detect biological threats. It established the basic architecture, technologies and concept of operations for subsequent systems.


Throughout both his military career and civilian time, Mr. Berry contributed numerous articles and technical reports to the scientific and military community and he effectively served as the U.S. representative to numerous international task forces and working groups on biological detection.


Mr. Patrick L. Berry passed away on 1 October 2007.