The USAMRICD is the lead laboratory within the Department of Defense for medical chemical defense research whose mission is to discover and develop medical countermeasures against chemical warfare agents, train and educate personnel in the medical management of chemical casualties and serve as a national resource of information regarding medical aspects of chemical agents. MRICD has a staff of subject-matter-experts that is available for consultation on medical aspects of chemical warfare agents as well as for analysis of biological specimens for possible exposure to chemical agents.