Bob McCreight, a Schar School of Policy and Government lecturer, retired from civil service in 2004 after serving a number of years as a consultant for major homeland security and national defense contractors. His professional career includes work as an intelligence analyst. treaty negotiator, arms control delegate to the UN, counter-terrorism advisor, political-military affairs analyst and Deputy Director of Global Scientific Exchanges at State Department.
During his service at State Department Bob was a senior Soviet military analyst with INR specializing in the assessment of Soviet, chemical and biological weapons programs. He participated in the design of remote collection, satellite surveillance and verification systems. He also performed assignments involving the management or coordination international post-disaster relief and humanitarian operations, developed and coordinated peacekeeping policy, and promoted global science and technology cooperation projects
Bob was involved in the design and coordination of White House nuclear readiness command crisis exercises during the Reagan administration possessing extensive experience in geopolitical wargame design and strategic simulations as well for the Defense Department. During his federal career he contributed to and coordinated well over 22 cabinet level strategic nuclear preparedness exercises, worked on Presidential Protection and Survivability Programs and directed the operation of several dozen senior-level military exercises involving theoretical force-on-force scenarios between the United States and the Soviet Union.
He has also published over 39 articles on chemical weapons use, disaster management, disaster recovery, post-strike attribution, biological weapons threats to homeland security, WMD scenario development technology assessment and collegiate educational strategies for developing future crisis managers for government service. He has published two books on designing emergency exercises and homeland defense and written 11 chapters in a variety of other edited homeland security textbooks. He is currently an Infrastructure Fellow at George Mason University, teaches at six different university graduate programs and lectures periodically at National Defense University.