The Counter Explosive Hazards Center (CEHC) serves as the Army integrator and proponent lead for explosive hazard threat analysis in order to support Protection and to mitigate the effects of threats and explosive hazards across Large Scale Combat Operations and Multi-Domain Operations.
The Counter Explosives Hazards Center began as the Countermine/Counter Booby Trap Center in January 2002 at the U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
The name was changed to the Counter Explosive Hazards Center (CEHC) in April 2004. The CEHC was formally recognized and approved by Headquarters, Department of the Army, on November 18, 2004.
The mission of the CEHC is to serve as the U.S. Army integrator and proponent lead for explosive hazard threat analysis in order to support Protection and to mitigate the effects of threats and explosive hazards across Large Scale Combat Operations and Multi-Domain Operations.
CEHC found its permanent home at building 5410, Fort Leonard Wood, which was dedicated May 23, 2007 to Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith, an 11th Engineer Battalion Soldier who was killed during a firefight with Iraqi forces in 2003.
The CEHC conducts material integration, intelligence analysis, and contingency and functional training for the U.S. Army and is the doctrine, organization, training, material, leader development, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) lead for countering explosive hazards which includes unexploded ordnance, mines, booby traps, improvised explosive devices, captured enemy ammunition, and bulk explosives.
The CEHC also runs the Combat Engineer Mine Detection Dog Handler Course (CEMDD), the only DoD Military Working Dog course outside of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.