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Colonel Sean G. Kirschner
Colonel Kirschner COL Sean G. Kirschner is a native of Sarasota, Florida and graduated 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.

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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Col. Sean G. Kirschner receives the Dugway Proving Ground‘s colors from Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, commander of the Army Test & Evaluation Command, July 22 on the parade ground in front of the Headquarters building in English Village. Once accepted, the flag signifies the authority and responsibility of leadership has been transferred to a new commander.

Dugway Proving Ground gets new commander

Col. Sean G. Kirschner assumed command of one of the largest Army posts in the nation ... Read More

Several rows of large metal cargo containers of various sizes (20 and 40 feet long) placed in rows at the Urban Test Grid set-up for the Jack Rabbit II trials at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah later this year.The containers, used to ship supplies to overseas military bases, will simulate a small town and help determine new safety guidelines in the event of a chlorine incident. (U.S. Army photo by Bonnie A. Robinson

Jack Rabbit II partnership helps develop plans to protect communities from chlorine incidents

Over time, emergency response teams have asked what would happen if a widely used industrial chemical is released, in large amounts, near an urban environment. What protocols would be needed to ensure first responders can safely evacuate a community? At what proximity is it possible for people to safely shelter-in-place, rather than evacuate? How will community leaders ensure it is safe for... Read More

Two Soldiers don gear prior to being taken, one at a time, to a Mystery Event: a nearby firing range where they had two minutes to communicate with an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter and have it successfully attack the proper targets. Photo by Al Vogel / Dugway Public Affairs

National Guard Bureau Best Warrior Competition mystery event at Dugway

Fourteen Army National Guard Soldiers from around the nation met June 23 to compete in Utah at Camp Williams and Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), in the 2015 National Guard Bureau Best Warrior Competition.... Read More

Members of Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, the Utah chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), The Utah National Guard, The Utah Air National Guard, Hill Air Force Base, the American Red Cross, Zion‘s Bank and Argosy University are welcomed by Jeff Garcia, chief of the Test Support Division who provided the command brief at the beginning of the tour June 30, 2015 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. (U.S. Army photo by Al Vogel)

Getting to know more about DPG

A good way to learn more about an Army installation is to ask for a tour. That‘s exactly what the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce did June 30. The goal was a behind the gate, in-depth look at the mission of the test center‘s facilities, which have a direct impact on local economies.... Read More

Dugway Proving Ground provided its own chemical and biological agent detectors during S/K Challenge II, as a referee of each simulant release. Refereeing a simulated chem./bio release with instruments known to be highly accurate ensures good baseline data, against which customers can measure their own findings. Photo by Jim Robertson / Dugway Proving Ground

Dugway Proving Ground completes second successful Sophos / Kydoimos

Nations, companies, developers and users of chemical and biological agent detectors met June 1-11 at an Army post in the remote Utah desert to assess how well their systems perform in various scenarios.... Read More

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