Paul Kastner

Paul Kastner is the current Chief of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Response Team.  Responsible for the conduct of counter CBRN technical operations including chemical and biological agent detection and identification, radiological material detection and identification, hazardous material sampling, CBRNE evidence collection in support of criminal investigations, environmental sampling, rescue and recovery operations in a contaminated environment, and protection of high-risk personnel at the Pentagon.

Retired US Army with 30 years of service.  Prior assignments including Chief of Joint Domestic Operations Military Support, the senior full-time executive of the Maryland National Guard Joint Domestic Operations Military Support office responsible for state and regional civil-military operational plans and the operation of the state's National Guard Joint Operations Center.   Commander 32nd Civil Support Team – CBRNE Response Team.   Commander of the primary homeland security response unit for MD National Guard leading a highly specialized CBRN emergency response team to provide support to civil authorities during incidents involving weapons of mass destruction or other threats. 

Education:

Towson University, Towson, MD.   MS, Homeland Security Management

Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA.  BA, American History

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