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Colonel Sean G. Kirschner
Colonel Kirschner COL Sean G. Kirschner was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

His military education includes honor graduate of the Chemical Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Service Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. He holds Masters Degrees in Management and National Security Strategy.

Most recently, COL Kirschner was assigned as the Deputy Director, Chemical and Biological Technologies Department, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Ft. Belvoir, VA, where he served as the lead for the Agency’s Regional Contingency Team – Ebola.

COL Kirschner has served in a variety of command, leadership, and staff positions which include: Battalion Chemical Officer, 3rd Battalion 69th Armor Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, GA; Mechanized Smoke Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 91st/92nd Chemical Company, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, GA; Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of Chemical and Commanding General of Ft. McClellan, AL; Division Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Training Officer, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Hood, TX; Assistant Operations Officer, 2d Chemical Battalion, Ft. Hood, TX; Company Commander, 46th Chemical Company (Mechanized Smoke), Ft. Hood, TX; Joint Staff Intern, J5, Counterproliferation Branch, Pentagon; Action Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Pentagon; Operations Officer and Executive Officer 23d Chemical Battalion, Korea and Ft. Lewis, WA; Field Grade Officer Career Manager, Chemical Branch, Officer Personnel Management Division, Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, VA; Operations Officer (J3), Combined Joint Task Force Paladin (Counter-IED), Afghanistan; Training Branch Chief, Joint IED Defeat Organization, Arlington, VA; Commander, 23d Chemical Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; and Branch Chief, Chemical Branch, Officer Personnel Management Division, Army Human Resources Command, Ft. Knox, KY.

His awards and decorations include two awards of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, seven awards of the Army Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, two awards of the Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, four awards of the Army Achievement Medal, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, the Joint Staff Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

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