United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Ralph Way

Dr. Way served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969 until his retirement at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1998. During his military career, he gained considerable expertise in explosive operations; the analysis of terrorist tactics, techniques, and procedures; Weapons of Mass Destruction countermeasures and threat reduction technologies; and organizational responses to terrorist acts to create sustainable security and safeguards programs. Among his specialized qualifications, Dr. Way is a Department of Defense Certified Systems Acquisition Test and Evaluation Engineer, a Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Environmental Protection Agency Qualified Supervisor of Hazardous Waste Management and Emergency Response Operations. Dr. Way is a member of the Department of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community and the International Society of Explosive Engineers. He serves on the Advisory Board of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (from 2000-2003 he served as the Association’s Executive Director) and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Arson and Explosives committee. Dr. Way is a Distinguished Fellow at George Mason University’s Center for Infrastructure Protection and is a former member of the Advisory Board for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Master of Science in Homeland Security Program.

Dr. Way earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of the State of New York, a Masters of Business Administration from National University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Technology Management from Walden University.

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