Stephen C. Malone, MA
Senior Vice President, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear Defense
Mr. Stephen C. Malone has more than 37 years of experience in Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD)/ Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense operations (including response to toxic industrial chemicals, hazardous materials, and toxic industrial compounds), and Homeland Security & Defense to include Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency/Consequence Management. Prior to entering private industry, Mr. Malone served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his military career, he served in a variety of leadership and management assignments from platoon leader to senior staff officer at the Pentagon.
Mr. Malone has served at the highest levels of the Department of Defense with over 11 years of direct service on the Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Staff, and Army Service Staff. His exceptional communication skills are the result of 20+ years of experience with Congressional inquiries, testimony, legislation such as Nunn-Lugar-Domenici, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense, and Homeland Security & Defense, and preparing documents for use on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Malone has worked for over 10 years with the U.S. Government Interagency, coordinating actions with the Department of State as well as the Departments of Justice (FBI), Homeland Security (Federal Emergency Management Agency/Domestic Nuclear Detection Office), EPA, Energy, and the National Security Council Staff.
Other disciplines where Mr. Malone has excelled in the National Security & Defense include arena include:
- Strategic planning and writing for SES appointees and General/Flag Officers throughout DOD and other Federal Agencies
- 20+ years of experience working with strategic National and Military Security related documents and guidance at the highest classification levels
- 20+ years of experience working with the National Guard and Army Reserve
- 17+ years of experience in Washington, D.C., having served as the lead officer for collaborative projects involving the Department of Defense (DOD), non-DOD Federal agencies, and foreign militaries
- Organizational Structure Management – Includes a strong working knowledge of the DOD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) System, a thorough understanding of the DOD and Joint Staff organizational structure, and experience with the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS)
- 20+ years of experience in training personnel from the platoon level to the division level; in addition to the direct training of personnel, possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of training precepts and techniques that support instructional systems design processes for both individuals and units.
- Thorough understanding of standard training evaluation methods and mechanisms from the individual to the major unit level.
Mr. Malone’s private industry assignments include serving on the Joint Staff in the CBRNE Division of the J34, the Deputy Directorate for Antiterrorism/Homeland Defense where he was responsible for managing nuclear trafficking and forensics issues along with classified exercise support to the FBI. Additionally, in support of the Fukushima Daiichi reactor crisis, he developed products that correlated earthquake fault lines and nuclear reactors within the U.S. so the DOD could share this information with other Federal Departments and Agencies. Mr. Malone also provided direct support to the Radiological/Nuclear Search Operations program that was developed concert with the FBI, Department of Energy, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The purpose was to discreetly search for radiological and/or nuclear devices based on intelligence and preclude terrorist incidents.
Mr. Malone also served as a Senior Defense Analyst in the office of the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical-Biological Defense and Chemical Demilitarization (now known as the Chemical and Biological Defense Program), and while there managed a two-year project overseeing U.S. delegation support to a NATO Systems Analysis and Studies panel focusing on “Defence Against CBRN Attacks in the Changing NATO Strategic Environment” which resulted in a formal report being submitted to the NATO Research and Technology Organization. He also developed strategic plans for the DOD Chemical-Biological Defense Program and managed strategic political information for the organization’s senior leadership. As a strategic planner, Stephen provided consulting services on the development of strategic maps, data-mining of sources, preparation of the strategy crosswalk of research material, and publication of the strategy matrix. He also managed the strategic political information, conducted frequent coordination with the OSD and Joint Staffs, and reviewed legislative news documents and Congressional websites to ensure the most current strategic information that could affect the Chemical-Biological Defense Program was available to the senior executive. He executed his responsibilities by preparing long range planning charts for the organization’s critical events in addition to the overarching two-year strategic information chart. He also conducted research on non-DOD organizations and other Federal agencies such as the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security whose policies and activities could either positively or negatively affect the DOD Chemical-Biological Defense Program.
Mr. Malone also served twice on the Army Staff as a consultant, first as the CIP Senior Policy Analyst in the G3/5/7 and as CBRN subject matter expert in the Director’s Initiative Group of the Army Enterprise Task Force. In the former position, he ensured Army policy complied with both DOD CIP policy and the Department of Homeland Security’s Presidential Directive on Critical Infrastructure Protection. In the latter position, Mr. Malone authored an official Army White Paper on Institutional Adaptation illustrating how the Army is using best business practices and current Department of Defense policy to maintain superiority in an era of persistent conflict.
Prior to returning to the Washington, D.C. in 2006, Mr. Malone supported the Nation’s defense while working for private industry in both Virginia and Georgia. Some of his many accomplishments included Organizational Force Structure Management where he provided subject matter expertise to the U.S. Army Reserve in the analysis, development, and execution of strategic plans to restructure, activate, train, and deploy Army Reserve Chemical Corps structure specializing in CBRN identification, reconnaissance, detection and decontamination; maintained the current Chemical Force Structure in a ready state during force development changes; activated the U.S. Army Reserve’s first Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS) Company in 11 months; the unit was fully manned, trained, equipped, and prepared for operations; insured simplified WMD/CBRN Defense training materials for complex technical information were developed and transcribed into formats, wording, and phrasing as part of the training program for BIDS Company personnel so comprehension of the material would not be an issue regardless of the experience level of the Soldiers and civilian technicians; coordinated frequently with the U.S. Army Reserve’s Homeland Security Division to ensure the future force structure was designed for a domestic response to the terrorist use of WMD in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Response Framework; and provided subject matter expertise in the areas of Homeland Security, WMD, Antiterrorism/Force Protection, Vulnerability Risk Assessments, Consequence Management and CBRN Defense.
Most recently, Mr. Malone provides CWMD and CBRN Defense subject matter expertise to the Defense Technical Information Center’s Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center. He also served as the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center’s First Director, responsible for the scientific and technical information required by DOD in the disciplines of Homeland Defense & Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, WMD, CBRN Defense, Biometrics, Medical, Cultural Studies and Alternative Energy.
Mr. Malone’s military career spanned 23 years and as mentioned earlier in this biographical summary, he served in positions as a platoon leader to Pentagon staff officer. His accomplishments over that time are extensive. Some of the more important ones relating to his strategic work in Washington, D.C. include: Coordinating with senior government officials and Federal agencies to provide CBRN defense guidance to support the National Defense Authorization Act of 1996 (Title XIV, PL 104-201); co-authored the first DOD Report to Congress on DOD response capabilities after the passage of the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici II legislation (PL 104-201) and providing the input to the “Strategic Plan for Developing a WMD Domestic Terrorism Preparedness and Response Capability”; Supervising the Army Reserve’s input to the DOD Tiger Team Report, “Integrating National Guard and Reserve Component Support for Response to Attacks Using Weapons of Mass Destruction”; coordinating international training with military and civilian personnel in WMD CBRN countermeasures through the execution of a foreign military exchange training program involving the British Army’s NBC Defence Regiment; and developing a Chemical force structure designed to respond to the Emergency Support Functions contained in the National Response Framework. The final force design resulted in increased readiness to respond to a military or non-traditional/terrorist use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear weapons.
He holds a B.A. in History from Texas Tech University and an M.A. in Management from Webster University. Mr. Malone is a former adjunct professor at American Military University, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Terrorism. In June 2014, Mr. Malone was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Corps for his lifetime of service to the U.S. Army Chemical Corps, both in uniform and in private industry.
Mr. Malone has authored a variety of documents during his military and private sector career. Additionally, he has been called upon to speak to civic groups about the importance of being prepared to respond to a WMD event in the homeland. Mr. Malone is well-known as an effective communicator who can present complex topics in a very straightforward manner so the message can be successfully conveyed to the audience, whether it is to personnel who are new to the CWMD and CBRN Defense disciplines or to senior executives who need the high-level recommendations in order to make decisions.