LTC J. Clay McGuyer, Ph.D. - Clay McGuyer, Ph.D. is an engineer, innovator, and retired Army officer with experience in emergency response, technology development, field analytics, CWMD tactics, operations, strategy, and policy. His military career spanned medical and CBRNE specialties in the Army and Joint war fighting environments. He brings a wealth of experience in defense innovation including integrating capabilities from research laboratories, industry, and academia into active service to meet urgent needs. His military career includes service in CBRNE events before and after 911 as a planner, responder, leader, advisor, and subject matter expert at the tactical, operational, and strategic level. These experiences enabled him to develop interagency strategy, plans, and policy in support of state, local, tribal, territorial, and federal agencies. As a National Guard officer, he led development of interagency policy encompassing the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Justice. He participated in multiple White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Security Council efforts in CBRNE Policy. He has authored papers on basic research, national policy, international standards for CBRNE response, and technology innovation. He has trained first responders, military staff, professional organizations, and international partners in response to catastrophic event. He was awarded his PhD. in Biomedical Engineering in 1999 from Louisiana Tech University, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology (Parasitology) from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.