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Colonel Xavier Stewart is Director, Military Support to Civil Authorities and Deputy Director of Intelligence and Operations (J2/3), Joint Forces Headquarters-Pennsylvania. He sits on numerous chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high yield explosive/weapons of mass destruction (CBRNE/WMD) advisory boards. Colonel Stewart was the Commander, 3rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team, US Army (PARNG) from 1998-2005. He is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Board, American College in Forensic Examination (ACFE), and is a certified member of the Homeland Security faculty at the Center for Homeland Security-Level V. Colonel Stewart has over 30 years of distinguished military service. A former United States Marine, Colonel Stewart joined the Army National Guard in 1978. His duties in the Maryland, Georgia, and Delaware National Guard included assignments with the Military Police, Military Intelligence, Physical Security, Military Academy, and Medical Service Corps. He held college faculty appointments as: adjunct professor for California College Respiratory Therapy Program, adjunct assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Graduate School Physician Assistant Program, and Wilmington University Graduate School Nurse Practitioner Program, visiting Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Services and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and adjunct faculty of Biology at Wesley College. He is on the advisory board for Homeland Security at Long Island University, New York; Saint Joseph University, Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania. He returned to active duty (Title 32 PANG) to assume command of the 3rd WMD-CST in December 1998. A board certified forensic examiner and board certified in forensic medicine, Colonel Stewart has more than 20 years experience in healthcare as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. He is a registered respiratory therapist and practiced in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Florida. He is a volunteer first responder as a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician. He was a former Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) technician, firefighter and part-time deputy sheriff. Colonel Stewart is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, the Joint Senior Leaders Chemical Corps Course, the NORTHCOM Dual Status T10/32 Joint Forces Command Course, and the Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Course. Colonel Stewart holds a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Health Sciences, a Doctorate degree in Public Health, and is a member of the USAWC Class of 2009.
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Authored by Colonel Xavier Stewart.
The author has experienced dramatic changes in homeland security theory, policy and practices. He proposes the establishment of All-Hazard Training Centers in the 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency regions to train civil support team (weapons of mass destruction) emergency responders for chemical, biological radiological, nuclear, explosive, and cyberspace events or natural catastrophes.