Clint Arhelger

Clint Arhelger currently serves as the Director of Operations with the Global Forensic and Justice Center (GFJC) at Florida International University. He is an accomplished soldier, manager, and leader with 34 years of combined experience working in the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) and Forensic industries.

He started his CBRN career in 1990 after enlisting into the U.S. Army Chemical Corp and held multiple leadership positions ranging from Squad Leader to First Sergeant. Some of his duty assignments include the 21st Chemical Company, 82nd Airborne Division where he led a CBRN decontamination and resupply platoon responsible for supporting Brigade level operations in a CBRN environment. He proudly served three years as a Drill Instructor with A Company, 82nd Chemical Battalion responsible for training and mentoring some of America’s finest “Dragon” Soldiers. As a First Sergeant, he was assigned to the 26th Chemical Reconnaissance Detachment, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) were his team fielded and deployed U.S. Special Operations Command’s first Exploitation Analysis Center in support of Forensic Intelligence and CBRN operations across Afghanistan. He completed his Army career serving as the United States Army Special Operations Command’s Senior Enlisted Advisor responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for CBRN and forensic exploitation operations, for providing guidance and mentorship to junior leaders, and ensuring that all organizational personnel were trained and ready to execute their duties in a CBRN environment.

Throughout his career he has received numerous awards and accolades for his leadership and performance, including the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. He is a proud inductee of the coveted Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and in 2005, was accepted into the “Order of the Dragon” by the Chief of Chemical. Today, he continues to be actively involved in both the CBRN and forensic communities by providing cutting edge training and expertise to local, national, and international CBRN response units in effort to impact readiness and survivability in CBRN environments around the world.

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