July 29, 2014 -
In a ceremony symbolizing its arrival in the Office of the Provost Marshal General, the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA) uncased its colors for the first time last week, according to an announcement on the Army’s official website.
Reported previously, the FBI and the Department of Defense are working to expand the FBI center campus in Clarksburg, West Virginia with the addition of the Biometrics Technology Center.
DFBA oversees both forensic and biometric capabilities throughout the Department of Defense, enabling the army to successfully identify its adversaries and ultimately protect U.S. borders.
Led by the Provost Marshal General Maj. Gen. David E. Quantock, the uncasing served as a “ceremonial blessing to the DFBA’s operations”. DFBA officially established as an Army Field Operating Agency in June 2013.
“When we planted that flag, it showed DFBA will be around for a long time to come,” said Major General Quantock. “This is a great day for the Army, and a great day for this enduring capability.”