Army Interagency Training & Education Center (AITEC)
The Army Interagency Training and Education Center is the National Guard Bureau lead for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives and Critical Infrastructure Protection training. The JITEC is an active National Guard unit supporting training and education utilizing a cadre of military and civilian subject matter experts for homeland defense and civil support activities.

The AITEC training and operational capability is based at three locations in West Virginia -- Camp Dawson near Kingwood; the St. Albans Readiness Center; and the Memorial Tunnel Training Complex near Gallagher, W.Va.

The AITEC's core CBRNE capabilities lie within the CBRNE Battalion and the Center for National Response, which operates the Memorial Tunnel Training Complex. The CNR “Tunnel” is a multiple-purpose and versatile training facility. Originally a 2,800 foot two-lane interstate highway tunnel, it is now a unique training facility that provides several scenarios: post-blast rubble event; subway station and train mishaps, weapons of mass destruction laboratories, highway WMD hazardous material incident, a cave and a bunker complex, a confined space emergency egress trainer and an over 5,000 acre training range. The CNR staff conducts full scale exercises throughout the United States and its territories for military and civilian first responders utilizing Mobile Training Teams.

The CBRNE Training Battalion is tasked with the mission of training and evaluation of the 17 CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Packages, 10 Homeland Response Force Teams, and provides scenario based training for the 57 National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams.

AITEC personnel support National exercises such as the U.S. Northern Command and National Guard Bureau sponsored Vigilant Guard, Vibrant Response, and Joint Patriot Exercises. These exercises are joint and integrated operations within the first response community. During Fiscal Year 2012 the AITEC along with ARNORTH stood up 10 HRF’s.

Equally important, the AITEC provides CIP operational support to Assistant Secretary of Defense - Homeland Defense, Army J34-CIRM, J357 DAMO SSO CMEP, and the Department of Homeland Security through its CIP Battalion.

As the lead entity for this National Guard effort, the CIP Battalion conducts CI/KR Asset Protection Technical Assistance Program training for State, and local stakeholders. The courses are designed to train first responders, emergency management personnel, and State and local personnel on developing and implementing local CIP programs using the Constellation/Automated Critical Asset Management System.

In 2017 alone, AITEC conducted 64 total missions and trained more than 12,046 Soldiers and Airmen, ensuring the readiness of National Guard domestic CBRN units in 54 states and territories.