Terry Oroszi

Associate Professor, Wright State University

Rick Whitman

Ball State University

Brigadier Hajar Ismail

Director of coordination and relations, Minsitry of Peshmerga, Iraq

Izabella Kakuja

Rapid Response and Special Police Service, Hungary

Markus Binder

Mr. Binder joined START in August 2013 as a project manager / senior researcher specializing in terrorism involving chemical and biological agents. Prior to joining START he was an independent consultant providing expertise in the areas of WMD nonproliferation, chemical and biological terrorism, and the spread of MANPADS. From 2004 to 2007 he was Deputy Director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in Monterey, California. Prior to joining CNS Mr. Binder spent 15 months with the External Relations Division of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. He has a MA in Political Studies from the University of Auckland in New Zealand (with a focus on revolutions, insurgencies and counter-hegemonic movements, as well as on security and diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific).

Kerry O'Connell

CBRN Hazmat Director, Guardian Centers

SSA Justin Wilson

Supervisory Special Agent Justin E. Wilson joined the FBI in July, 2011 and is currently assigned to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Response Unit, FBI HQ.  Prior to his HQ assignment, SSA Wilson served as the WMD Coordinator for the San Antonio Division.  Prior to this position SSA Wilson served on the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force and on a Counter Intelligence Squad.  Prior to the FBI, SSA Wilson served as a Police Officer in Georgia from January 1996 to July 2011.  Over his career, SSA Wilson served as a Police Captain over Criminal Investigations, City Emergency Manager, Homeland Security Coordinator, Internal Affairs Investigator, Public Information Officer, and K-9 Handler. 

SSA Wilson has served in the military reserves since December 1991 in Army Military Police, Air Force Security Forces and is currently a Special Agent with Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

SSA Wilson has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

Michael Armistead

Michael Armistead, Hazmat Specialist, Nashville Fire Department

Michael Armistead currently lives in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and is a HazMat Specialist with the Nashville Fire Department in Special Operations Bureau.

He started his career in 1992 with the Goodlettsville Fire Department, working there until 2000 joining the Nashville Fire Department. He was a member of HazMat 12 for 9 years until moving into his current role in Special Operations involved with planning of VIP visits, large Special Events, and credentialing of all personnel with both HazMat teams for Nashville. 

Michael is an active member of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency HazMat Committee Board, an Instructor for both the State of Tennessee and the Nashville Fire Department regularly instructing HazMat Technician, Operations and Awareness.  He works closely with Homeland, FBI, Secret Service, 45th CST, Department of Energy, Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Operations, Governors Executive Protection Team, Office of Emergency Management, Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, Nashville Soccer Club, Metro Nashville Police Department Special Operations and Custom Services.

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