Title: Training and Development Manager and Senior CBRNE SME
Chris Stotts serves as Training and Development Manager and Senior CBRNE SME. He brings extensive multidisciplinary experience, specializing in critically examining, analyzing, and engaging with complex issues surrounding the intersection of scientific and technological developments with international relations and policies, and the relevance to the evolving international security agenda.
Chris adds extensive subject matter experience to the team through his history as a team leader-certified Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal professional with 12+ years of both tactical and strategic operational experience. During this period, he served as a technical authority recommending and implementing policy guidance for the direction, integration, and management of international programs and activities related to countering Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) threats, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) operations, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operations, and counterterrorism support operations including Irregular Warfare Threat Analysis, and Training Support Packages. He also supported the Theater Security Cooperation Program by fostering lasting reciprocal partnerships with both military and civilian law enforcement and intelligence agencies of regional partners in the Asia-Pacific region. Chris's global mindset on International Affairs was significantly influenced through his travels to 22 different nation-states throughout the world and his graduate education in The United Kingdom.
Chris’s formal education build upon his experience and includes a Bachelor’s degree (suma cum laude) from Florida International University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and a Master’s degree with merit from King’s College London’s Center for Science and Security located within their war studies department. He is also a graduate of the Army’s Senior Leaders Course and the Naval School for Explosive Ordnance Disposal.