Distinguished Member of the Corps



Brigadier General David A. Nydam


Brigadier General David A. Nydam was born in Oak Park, IL. He received a BS in microbiology from Norwich University, a MS in microbiology from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Public Administration in management engineering from George Washington University.


Brigadier General Nydam distinguished himself in a variety of Chemical Corps assignments culminating in his command of the Chemical Research, Development, and Engineering Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Among his contributions to the Corps were major mission and community improvement programs while commander of Dugway Proving Ground; and serving as the Program Manager (PM) for Chemical Demilitarization.


While serving as PM, Brigadier General Nydam received one of our nation’s highest non-military honors, the U.S. Public Health Service Award of Honor for his work with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. At his retirement, General William G.T. Tuttle, Jr., presented him the Distinguished Service Medal for “his leadership in the fields of chemical and biological defense and chemical deterrent research and development.”