Past event: CBRNe Summit USA 2023

Our 3rd annual CBRNe Summit USA will be coming to Austin, TX on the 16th - 18th October 2023. This event brings together leading officials from the military, civil and scientific agencies to provide you will a full perspective on all CBRNe threats and challenges.

Over the 2-day conference and exhibition you will hear different perspectives from civil, military and scientific officials on the latest CBRNe trends and operational challenges being faced to their agency.

Bringing together civil and military agencies together is a key feature of our event. There is a greater importance on interoperability between these different stakeholders to respond to CBRNe incidents and understanding the capability gaps when dealing with CBRNe incidents.

With the event taking place in Austin, TX there will be a focus on the CBRNe capabilities to the Austin Fire Department and Police Department as well as other cities across the State to give participants a full overview of the CBRNe capabilities across the State of Texas.

CBRNe Summit USA will also include a live demonstration by the local authorities to showcase their capabilities and technologies available to them when responding to a vast array of CBRNe incidents.


  • Michael Bailey, Director, U.S. Army DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center
  • Dr. Robert L. Kristovich, Director, RD-CB/JSTO, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • Colonel Matthew Clark, Joint Project Manager for CBRN Medical, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND)
  • Colonel Sedrick Jackson, Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army CBRN School
  • Rachel Byrd, Section Chief, WMD Directorate, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Joel Baker, Fire Chief, Austin Fire Department
  • Steve Simon, Battalion Chief, Phoenix Fire Department
  • Major Elizabeth Ramirez, Deputy Commander, 6th Civil Support Team, Texas Army National Guard
  • Captain Balazs Bene, Deputy Department Head, Military Medical Operations, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
  • Allan Cordwell, Head of Group, Emergency Planning, Resilience and Response Unit, The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, United Kingdom
  • Toby Hatton, Director of Programs, Disaster Recovery and Ascension Texas Medical Response Unit, Ascension Hospital Group
  • Nicholas Tietsort, Director, Cole County Emergency Management, Missouri
  • Fabricio Oliveira Pereira, Police Deputy, Rio Police Force, Brazil
  • Roy Mitchell, Battalion Chief, Boise Fire Department
  • Bryan Sommers, Business Development Manager – North America, Argon Electronics
  • Bobby Baker, Principal CBRNE Training Specialist, Counter-Terrorism Division (CTOS), Nevada National Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Joshua Todd, Division Chief – Operations, Austin Travis County EMS
  • Brian Holland, Managing Scientific Software Specialist, Trinity Consultants
  • Amanda Hatcher, Project Manager, CWMD Consortium
  • Chance Duke, Special Agent, WMD Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Captain Lance East, HazMat Coordinator, Rock Springs Fire Department, Wyoming
  • Captain Antoine Howard, WMD and Hazmat Coordinator, Dallas Fire Department
  • Lieutenant John Nickles, Hazardous Materials Instructor, Austin Fire Department
  • Michael Armistead, Hazmat Specialist, Nashville Fire Department
  • Kayla Sossin, CBRNe Planning Program Manager, New York City Emergency Management Department
  • Travis Rebello, Education and Training Coordinator, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
  • Michael Marinelli, Project Management Team, CBARR, U.S. Army DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center
  • Charlie Johnson, Program Manager – Securing the Cities – Houston, Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Houston
  • Ashley Hawes, Disaster Epidemiologist, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Austin Public Health

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Summit Agenda of this event.


Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 E. 11th Street, 78701
Austin, Texas, USA

Hotel Booking
IHG Hotel Indigo: Austin Downtown, University – Reservations must be confirmed their reservations prior to September 29th, 2023 to ensure discounted rate.
View Hotel Booking Website
Event details
Organizer : Intelligence-Sec
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24318