Dr Ronald Hann
Dr Ronald Hann, Director Chemical/Biological Technologies Department (RDCB), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Dr. Ron Hann, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), is the Director, Chemical/Biological Technologies Department (RDCB) for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) located on Fort Belvoir,Va. DTRA safeguards America and its allies from weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosives) by providing capabilities to reduce, eliminate, and counter the threat, along with mitigating its effects. Dr. Hann oversees a vibrant science and technology department that works with industry, research universities, other agencies within the Department of Defense and the U.S. government to research, develop and field revolutionary technologies that address the threats posed by chemical and biological weapons, materials, agents and emerging diseases to our warfighters. DTRA RDCB also serves as the Joint Science and Technology Office, a member of the Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP).This office, established in 2003 by Congress, is tasked to develop, coordinate, integrate, execute, and transition DoD CB S&T medical and nonmedical programs in response to Joint Requirements Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense requirements, the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense programs, and Chemical and Biological Defense Program Test and Evaluation technology needs. Dr. Hann was promoted to the SES Corps in April 2014 following his retirement from the U.S.Army Chemical Corps after almost 27 years of active duty. His time in the Army included combat tours in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, an operational tour in Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia Herzegovina, and two academic teaching tours as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.