Eric Moore

Dr. Eric L. Moore is the Director of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, the primary Department of Defense technical organization for non-medical chemical and biological defense. He is an expert in chemical and biological defense programs and medical countermeasures, and is a former Army officer.

Dr. Moore entered the Senior Executive Service on August 21, 2016 as a Tier 1 SES, and was promoted to Tier 2 SES on October 29, 2017. As the Director of ECBC, Dr. Moore oversees many of the Nation’s key chemical and biological defense research and engineering projects, both classified and unclassified. In this role, Dr. Moore builds partnerships across DOD, other government agencies, industry and academia to enhance Warfighter readiness and response to chemical and biological threats. He previously served as the Chair and United States National Lead of the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assess Working Group (AWG) and Inform Working Group (IWG).

As Chair and U.S. National Lead of the CBR MOU AWG & IWG, Dr. Moore led CBR MOU efforts between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia to enable warfighters to detect, prevent, protect against and respond to global CBR threats. From 2016 to 2017, Dr. Moore served as the Director of the ECBC Research and Technology Directorate, where he managed the ECBC science and technology portfolio. Prior to his roles at ECBC, Dr. Moore has served as the U.S. Department of Defense Science and Technology representative to the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise Chemical Integrated Program Team. In this role, Dr. Moore coordinated federal efforts to enhance chemical threat preparedness from a medical countermeasure perspective for several government organizations.
He has also served as the Chief of the Advanced and Emerging Threat Division, Chief of the Basic and Supporting Sciences Division, and as a Senior Science and Technology Manager for Chemical Medical Countermeasures at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and as a Senior Science & Strategic Advisor at Northrop Grumman.

Before joining the civilian workforce, Dr. Moore served as an Army officer, with a career culminating at the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center as the Defense Intelligence Agency's Senior Scientific and Technical Intelligence Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear
medical countermeasures worldwide. Other Army career included assignments as the Commander/Lab Director of the U.S. Army Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, Fort Meade, Md., a principal investigator at MRICD, and several intelligence assignments.

Dr. Moore holds a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Fisk University, Nashville, TN. He is a graduate of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and Army Command & General Staff College. In addition, Dr. Moore received several noteworthy honors: the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the department's highest award given to career DOD civilian
employees whose careers reflect exceptional devotion to duty; the Harold D. West, Ph.D. Distinguished Biomedical Scientist Award from Meharry Medical College, which is given to alumni who have demonstrated merit in their area of expertise, and have also have made significant and
meaningful progress in the highest ethical principles of biomedical conduct. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Omicron Psi Sigma Chapter.

Mehmet Güllüoğlu

Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu, Head of AFAD

Graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine with a Medical Degree. He successfully completed various educational programs including Family Practice, Humanitarian Health Aid and European Union. Dr.Güllüoğlu, He served in administrative positions at Yeryüzü Doktorları Aid Agency. He continues his PHD on Public Health at Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Güllüoğlu worked as the Director General of the Turkish Red Crescent between 2013-2017. He played a substantial role in the creation of The Directorate of Immigration Services in the Turkish Red Crescent and also many other projects.

Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu is the Head of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority since August 2017.

He also is a member of Turkish Presidency Social Policies Council.

Gary Sharp

Gary Sharp is the Director of Training for Federal Resources, a global supplier for CBRNE equipment, training, and service.   Federal Resources is currently providing multiple detection, PPE, decon, and training solutions to first responders, US federal law enforcement agencies and DoD units to enhance their synthetic opioid response and interdiction capabilities.  Gary leads a team of scientists, experienced responders, and veteran operators that have developed several custom synthetic opioid training courses that have been attended and adopted by hazmat/CBRN teams as well as state and federal law enforcement agencies. 

Philipp Bleek

Dr. Philipp C. Bleek is Associate Professor in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Program and Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, both at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Dr. Bleek’s research and teaching focuses on the causes, consequences, and amelioration of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons proliferation to both states and non-state actors. He previously served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs.

He recently co-authored (with Zachary Kallenborn) three publications on the implications of emerging drone technology, including swarming capabilities, for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats: “Swarming Destruction: Drone Swarms and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons,” “Drones of Mass Destruction: Drone Swarms and the Future of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons,” and "Fellowship of the Drone."

Patrick Halligan

Nevada Department of Public Safety – Investigation Division, ARMOR Task Force.

Detective Halligan joined the Nevada Department of Public Safety in February 2005 as a Police Officer.

After completing the Basic Police Officer Standards and Training Academy, Detective Halligan was assigned to the Division of Parole and Probation.  There he was assigned to general supervision before being transferred to the Sex Offender Unit and ultimately to the Investigation Division within the Department of Public Safety.  Initially assigned to a DEA Task Force, he was responsible for conducting investigations relating to the illegal diversion of prescription narcotics and later for special investigations relating to political corruption and domestic terrorism.  In 2009 Detective Halligan was assigned to the All-Hazards Regional Multi-Agency Operations and Response (ARMOR) Task Force created by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).  Since serving on the ARMOR Task Force, he has been responsible for inventory, maintenance and calibration of all the Unit’s CBRNE detection equipment.  In addition, he has coordinated and prepared numerous operations for large scale special events and high-profile dignitary visits.  He has worked alongside state, local, and federal police agencies, and multiple private sector partners and stakeholders to develop response protocols and mission specific loadouts for the various incident responses.

Detective Halligan is a Nevada POST certified instructor within the Department.  He has instructed multiple classes for the State of NV, Law Enforcement Academies throughout Southern NV, and assortment of civilian personnel.

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