Chief Buckley has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fire service. He started his career with Fairfax County, Virginia Fire Rescue Department in 1979 until 2014 where he retired as a Fire Battalion Chief of Special Operations Division/Hazardous Materials Response Team. He also has experience with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the DHS/FEMA National Incident Management Team, and most recently, the Washington Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Fire and Rescue Department. He is also a long-time member of DHS/FEMA USAR Virginia Task Force One (VATF-1).
Robert Ingram is the President of RJI Consulting, LLC. The company mission is CBRNE Planning, Training, and Exercises for local and state public agencies and private organizations. Robert Ingram served 43 years in the fire service, 36 years with the FDNY. A charter member of the FDNY Hazardous Material Company 1 in 1984, Chief Ingram commanded the HazMat Division for 6 years after September 11, 2001. From 2007 until his retirement in 2017 Chief Ingram served as the FDNY WMD Chief, representing the Department in all local, state, and federal projects dealing with CBRNE materials.
Chief Ingram is a national instructor in hazardous materials response for the International Association of Firefighters, a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and served as a member of their Hazardous Materials Committee for nine years. He has worked on hazardous materials/WMD standards development with ASTM, ANSI, DOJ, NCRP and continues to serve on the NFPA Suite of Hazardous Materials standards committees. Chief Ingram holds a BPS in Fire and Emergency Management and a MA degree in Homeland Defense and Security from the Naval Post Graduate School.
Chief Ingram will be one of our Chair people for CBRNe Convergence 2021
Dr. Terry Oroszi is an associate professor and Vice Chair in the Pharmacology & Toxicology Department in the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Her subject matter expertise is Homeland Security. As part of her role at BSOM, she serves as Director of the graduate and the Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Programs. She started her career in the Army, transitioned to the laboratory doing molecular genomics work, and merged her military and science experiences to develop the homeland security focus for the medical school and the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Dr. Oroszi has several collaborations with the military, industry, academia, and the government in the areas of CBRN, terrorism, and crisis decision-making. She is the founder and chair of The Dayton Think Tank, a gathering of the top 50 crisis leaders in the region. As a civilian, Oroszi has received training from the FBI through two programs in 2018 and 2019. Oroszi is the President Emerita of the Dayton InfraGard chapter, and current InfraGard National Members Alliance Board Officer. Oroszi has shared her research on American terrorists with NSA, at Quantico, and members of Congress in DC. Her subject matter expertise in terrorism and crisis leadership has been recognized in media, including print, web, and T.V., and as an invited speaker at national conferences for military, government, and industry leaders. Along with several journal publications, she is a co-editor and contributing author of “Weapons of Mass Psychological Destruction and the People that Use Them,” Praeger ABC-Clio, The American Terrorist: Everything You Need to Know to be a Subject Matter Expert, Greylander Press (a book covering 4 years of dedicated research on American citizens charged with acts related to terrorism).
In her free time, Oroszi started writing a fiction series about a female FBI agent that is, frankly, not a very good agent. She drops cover, occasionally loses her temper, and has a few too many unsanctioned kills. Operation Stormfront: From Weatherman to Wall Street, book one in the series was published on June 2019, and book two, Operation Deep Dive: Back into the Past released Sept 2019, and novella book 2.5, Mr. Smith Goes to North Korea, released Oct. 2019, and her first graphic novel, based on Operation Stormfront, March 2020.
Chris is a 19 year veteran with the Orange County Sheriff's Office who graduated of the FBI’s Hazardous Device’s School in 2011. He has spent 12 years on the bomb squad and is currently the commander of the team. Along with his commander duties he is a certified tactical breacher along with underwater post blast investigator and underwater renders safe techniques. Chris sits on the Board of Directors for the United States Bomb Technician Association. Chris believes that training is one of the most important things that a team can do to perform at a high level in any situation. Chris and his team were involved in the Pulse Night Club terror attack; and it was because of his team’s high level of training that they performed so well that night.
Trooper Daniel (Dan) Jones has been a Trooper with the Massachusetts State Police for 15 years, after assignments at the Grafton and Shelburne Falls Barracks, he served as a Fire and Explosion Investigator for 7 years. In 2014, Dan was assigned to the Bomb Squad and became a certified Explosives Detection Canine handler with his partner EK-9 Dash in June of 2015. Trooper Jones graduated from FBI Hazardous Devices School (HDS) in March of 2016. Trooper Jones holds a Bachelor of Science and Technology Degree from Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology as well as a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Criminal Justice with a Graduate Certificate in Security Studies.
Since attending Hazardous Devices School, Trooper Jones has attended advanced training to include: FBI Tactical Bomb Technician, ATF Advanced Explosives Disposal Techniques, FBI Manual Techniques, and a variety of other training. Trooper Jones is a member of the FBI Boston Level 5 Stabilization Team, the Massachusetts State Police Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team, and the Massachusetts State Police Special Operations Medical Group.
Prior to his career with the State Police, Trooper Jones served as both a Call and Career Firefighter/EMT and the Department Fire Prevention Officer on the Lunenburg Fire Department.
Mark Wilkinson is the Senior Operations manager for the United Nations Mine Action Service in Iraq. He has over twenty years of professional experience in military Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal as well as Humanitarian Mine Action. As a former British Army Ammunition Technical Officer, he worked as a High Threat Improvised Explosive Device Disposal Operator in several operational environments before transitioning to humanitarian mine action (HMA). Mark has been working in Iraq since March 2018, moving to UNMAS Iraq in late 2018. His academic background includes a master’s degree in global security and a doctorate in politics and international studies. His recent research has resulted in the publication of 6 papers, all focussed around the delivery of explosive hazard clearance activities across Iraq.
Derek S. Maltz retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) after 28 years of dedicated service and is currently working for Pen-Link Ltd as the Executive Director, Government Relations. He was the Special Agent in Charge of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Special Operations Division (SOD) for almost 10 years and was previously Chief of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, the oldest and largest drug task force in America.
As the Agent in Charge of SOD, SAC Maltz was instrumental in the growth of SOD from 9 to 30 participating agencies including personnel from the U.K., Canada, Australia and the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Mr. Maltz oversaw the operations of approximately 500 SOD personnel and was responsible for an annual budget of $100 million, while incorporating the DOJ’s priority International Organized Crime and Gang Operational programs into the center. SOD was responsible for leading the coordination of the high-profile multi-agency efforts that resulted in the capture of Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin El Chapo Guzman.
SAC Maltz also enhanced SOD’s Bi-Lateral Global Investigations Unit from 1-5 highly successful field enforcement groups. These proactive investigative groups demonstrated unparalleled success in targeting and prosecuting some of the highest level criminals in the world, such as the arrest and conviction of notorious arms trafficker Viktor Bout; the arrest and conviction of arms trafficker and terrorist Monzer Al Kassar, alleged mastermind behind the Achille Lauro hijacking; the capture and conviction of Haji Juma Khan, reputedly Afghanistan’s biggest drug kingpin with ties to the Taliban and the leader of one of the largest drug trafficking organizations in the Central Asia Region; the capture and conviction of Afghan heroin kingpin Haji Bagcho; the arrest and conviction of Khan Mohammed on 21 USC 960a charges of narco-terrorism and the arrest and conviction of Global Transnational Criminal Paul Le Roux.
Mr. Maltz’ received the Presidential Rank Award for his accomplishments and is also the recipient of numerous other prestigious awards for his accomplishments throughout his law enforcement career. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Syracuse University, is married, has three children and is part of a family of exceptional public service.
Sara Casey is the UK Department for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Science Team’s Biological Hazards Lead. Sara obtained an M.Sc. in applied microbiology and biotechnology from the University of Wolverhampton (England) and is a Chartered Biologist. Sara was formerly the Biological Hazards Lead of the UK Government Decontamination Service. Previously, Sara was involved in the remediation of properties in Scotland and Northern England contaminated with Bacillus anthracis spores. During the recent nerve agent incident in Salisbury, Sara represented Defra at technical response and recovery groups, instigated the development of sample plans, and was involved in the generation of waste strategies.
On August 21, 2019, Donald Always was appointed to the position of Assistant Director (AD), Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD). Mr. Alway had most recently served as the AD, Training Division since April 2018.
Mr. Alway began his career as a Special Agent in the Los Angeles Division with the FBI in 1996. He served on several specialized teams and assisted at both New York and Washington, DC 9/11 crime scenes. In 2003, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the Counterterrorism Division at FBIHQ. In 2006, he was promoted to Unit Chief of the WMD Integration and Targeting Unit, Counterterrorism Division.
In 2007, Mr. Alway transferred to the New York Division, to be the supervisor for a Joint Terrorism Task Force squad responsible for terrorism and, WMD investigations. In 2011, he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Cincinnati Division. In 2012, Mr. Alway was named Section Chief of the Investigations and Operations Section in the WMDD. In 2014, he was named Special Agent in Charge of the Jackson Division, where he led the FBI’s efforts for the State of Mississippi until his promotion to Deputy Assistant Director, Training Division in 2016.
Fire Chief/Hazmat Technician Jon Davine
Jon Davine has been a firefighter for over 23 years and currently serves as the Chief for the Northampton Fire Rescue Department. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazmat Response Team and is the Training Coordinator for the District 4 Team. He has been a Hazardous Materials Technician since 2003 and is an original member of the Joint Hazard Incident Response Team (JHIRT) team attached to the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad. He is also a member of the Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team (CLET). Chief Davine is a Hazmat Subject Matter Expert and instructs nationally on various Hazmat topics. He is a native of Adams, MA and currently lives in Easthampton, MA with his wife and twin sons.
Cami B. Carter is currently employed as a Deputy State Fire Marshal-Hazmat Section with the Utah State Fire Marshal’s Office and is a certified Hazmat Technician. Miss Carter is the state Fire Marshals underwater drone specialist and Hazmat Virtual Reality program manager. The Utah State Fire Marshal's Office Unmanned Systems Program consists of 10 UAVs and one underwater ROV, and has deployed these vehicles to fires, missing persons, and hazardous materials spills. Miss Carter instructs first responders and government officials in the response and management of emergency incidents involving nuclear/radioactive material, community risk reduction, hazardous materials, terrorism incident management, areal and underwater drones, and disaster preparedness. Miss Carter has 17 years’ experience in local, state, and federal governments as a structural/wildland firefighter, mine rescue, drone pilot, EMT, hazmat instructor, fire captain, and instructor. She served on various fire departments and ambulance rigs around the United States and spent 5 years in Germany. While serving in Wendover Utah, Miss Carter transformed and rebuilt a failing fire department from a voluntary department into a full-time/ part-time station with certified firefighters and hazmat responders. Miss Carter ran the training program in hazmat/WMD/Fire one and two in Wendover as a Captain. While as a captain in Wendover Miss Carter worked hand in hand with the Wendover police in many projects to improve the City of Wendover and also took care of a K-9/rescue dog named Ace. Ace and Miss Carter participated in many trainings within Wendover and out of state pertaining to rescue/WMD/Hazmat. In 2019, Miss Carter took a season and served with the Federal Forestry in California to fight wildfires. In which Department of Natural Resources continues to resource Miss Carter during wildland seasons. Miss Carter was one of the first firefighters to participate in a Police Tactical HazMat Operations course at SERTC in Colorado. Miss Carter has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from University Maryland.
Military Senior Advisor, Ministry of Peshmerga, Iraq
BG Ismail started out his career in 1995 as a training officer at the Dohuk fighting school - MoP / Kurdistan region, before moving to the 9th division of MoP/ Erbil. By 1999 he was the Company commander in the 1st Special Brigade in Soran / Erbil and became the Company commander in the 1st New Iraqi Army Battalion in Baquba in 2003. By 2006 he was the Battalion commander in the 1st BN – 8th BDE 2nd Iraqi Division in Mosul and is now the Director of Coordination & Relations at the MoP.
He has been responsible for training thousands of Peshmerga officers and soldiers and participated in the freedom operation of Iraq with Peshmerga and the Coalition forces in 2003. He took part in the building of the first new Iraqi army battalion under supervision of Coalition forces in 2003 and has assisted the members of the negotiation committee Iraqi Kurdistan side, with the Iraqi Federal Government.