About Tooele Army Depot, UT
The Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is where training ammunition is held for the United States Army and is named for its location in Tooele County, Utah. Among the capabilities of its primarily-civilian workforce is to test explosives, offer logistical support, provide repairs and assembly.
While that workforce has few members of the U.S. Army among it, the commander is a full colonel in the service. The Depot is situated on more than 23,000 acres and has the capacity to store items on nearly 2.5 million square feet of land.
While TEAD was established in 1942 to handle war supplies and construction of facilities were completed the following year, it wasn't until 1962 that it earned the name it uses today. A change in the Depot's overall operations in 1993 eliminated missions that focused on storage, maintenance, distribution and troop support. That specific shift took place over the next two years.