In 2013, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL) was re-designated as the Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC).
Its mission is to provide full-service forensic support (traditional, expeditionary and reachback) to U.S. Army and Department of Defense entities worldwide; to provide specialized forensic training and research capabilities; serve as program manager for DoD Convicted Offender DNA Databasing Program; and to provide forensic support to other federal departments and agencies when appropriate.
Located on the Gillem Enclave in Forest Park, Georgia, the DFSC subordinate units are the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL), the Forensic Exploitation Directorate (FXD) the Office of Quality Initiatives and Training (OQIT) and the Biometrics Operations Directorate (BOD).
The DFSC serves all Military Criminal Investigative Organizations, providing over 24 forensic services including:
DNA, CODIS, Latent Prints, Drug Chemistry, Trace Evidence, Firearms, Tool marks, Digital Evidence, and Forensic Documents, and more
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory is located within the Defense Forensic Science Center at the Gillem Enclave in Forest Park, Georgia.
The USACIL provides forensic laboratory services to DoD investigative agencies and other Federal law enforcement agencies. USACIL is the only full service forensic laboratory in the DoD and trains special agents and investigators from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines in the Special Agent Laboratory Training Course, and manages the CID criminalistics and visual information programs. The examiners and analysts testify in federal, military, and state courts as well as multi-national courts.
Historically, the USACIL system included a laboratory in North Africa, Europe (1943-1996), Japan (1948-1993), and in the United States (1945-present). With one consolidated laboratory, the USACIL now provides worldwide forensics support from its current location since 1983 at the Gillem Enclave, formerly known as Fort Gillem, Georgia.
Defense Forensic Science Center
4930 North 31st Street
Forest Park, GA 30297