Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey A. Stinson
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Stinson currently serves as Deputy Director, USAF Counterproliferation Center at Maxwell AFB, AL. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Chemical Engineering from Kansas University in 1982 and 1984, respectively. In 1993 he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lieutenant Colonel Stinson has had a broad scope of assignments during his career including: Commander, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Environmental Restoration Research and Development Project Manager at the Armstrong Laboratory; Chief of the Water and Wastewater Branch at the AF Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Risk Assessment; and ten years of base level experience in Bioenvironmental Engineering at an Air Logistics Center, two Air Combat Command bases and at two deployed locations.
Lieutenant Colonel Todd C. Butler
Lieutenant Colonel Todd C. Butler is presently serving as the Deputy Director for the Spaatz Academic Centers which represents five separate AF level research centers: the Culture and Language Center (CLC), the Center for Strategy and Technology (CSAT), the Negotiations Center of Excellence (NCE), the Counterproliferation Center (CPC) and the Public Affairs Center of Excellence (PACE). In his role as Director of Arms Control Training and Education at the CPC, Lieutenant Colonel Butler represents AF A5XP and teaches the Arms Control elective for Air University. As an Assistant Professor in the International and Security Studies Dept, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Lieutenant Colonel Butler was selected for advanced graduate studies and in 2011 completed an MS from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. His research interests include international security policy, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and technology innovation and dispersion. Lieutenant Colonel Butler was selected for the Language Enhanced Airmen Program (LEAP) for Portuguese in 2011. Commissioned in 1996 through Auburn's School of Engineering he also holds an MS in Cost Analysis from the Air Force Institute of Technology, 2005 and was an acquisition program manager for Air Force information technology systems and the JSTARS Test Force in Melbourne, FL.
Dr. Zachary Zwald
Dr. Zachary Zwald is an Assistant Professor appointed in the U.S. Air War College and the USAF Counterproliferation Center. Dr. Zwald leads a year-long group research seminar of Masters students, entitled "Nuclear Issues: Strategy, Technology and Policy." Throughout the year, classroom instruction on International Relations and research methodology is integrated with a number of field study trips in which the students gather data from around the country on a specific topic related to the nuclear enterprise. At the end of each academic year, Dr. Zwald synthesizes this research into a publication and brief. Dr. Zwald received his PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, with a focus on International Relations. Since then, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio State University and taught in the Department of Politics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Dr. Zwald's research examines the role of behavioral decision-making processes in shaping issues at the intersection of technology and international security, specifically nuclear deterrence and military technology innovation. He has presented this research extensively throughout the US government.
Mr. Patrick Ellis
Mr. Ellis is a WMD/Homeland Security analyst at the USAF Counterproliferation Center located on Maxwell AFB, AL. He specializes in WMD terrorism, homeland security, and disaster/emergency management issues. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in Asian Studies/government and politics, a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a Masters degree in International Relations. He completed specialized courses at the Defense Nuclear Weapons School, US Army Chemical School, and USAF Special Operations School. Mr. Ellis has developed and taught WMD and Asymmetric Warfare related topics for the Air Force Institute of Technology, Senior NCO Academy, and the Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development's Air Force Incident Management course. As an Air War College faculty member he has taught elective courses such as Asymmetric Warfare Issues, International Rivals, and WMD Issues for the USAF. He was the course director for a two term Nuclear Threats, Countermeasures, and Enterprise research elective, and is currently the Homeland Security and Defense elective course director. His other interests are the study of globalization, the undeveloped world, irregular warfare, and homeland security. He co-edited the USAF Counterproliferation Center's 2011 book titled Tailored Deterrence: Influencing States and Groups of Concern, and authored a chapter on "National Resilience as a Deterrence Factor." He also co-authored with Randall J. Larsen a chapter titled "Securing the Homeland: The First Decade," found in the book Avoiding the Abyss: Progress, Shortfalls, and the Way Ahead in Combating the WMD Threat, published by Praeger Security International, 2006
Master Sergeant Wesley Powell is the USAF Counterproliferation Center Superintendent at Maxwell AFB, AL. He provides expertise on CBRN health risks and CBRN weapons effects, medical passive defense and consequence management to such threats. He oversees offsite educational visits in support of Air War College Homeland Security and Nuclear Enterprise electives to locations such as the Department of State, Office of Secretary of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Additionally he provides guidance on planning, organizing and executing CPC sponsored workshops and conferences attended by US Government, DoD, and civilian organizations. He earned his M.A Emergency and Disaster Management degree from American Military University in 2009. His assignments have included bases in Florida, Iceland, Egypt, Kuwait and Iraq. His operational background includes three deployments as a preventive aerospace medicine technician. These assignments involved initial base set up for USA and Coalition Forces during OPERATION BRIGHT STAR '01, Survival Recovery Center (SRC) liaison during OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH'02 and CBRN health effect expert for host Threat Working Group during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM'08.