Tom Cartledge

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Branch Chief, Nuclear Detection Division
CBRN Quarterly Forum
Mr. Tom Cartledge currently serves in the Nuclear Detection Division at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), located at Fort Belvoir, VA.  As Branch Chief, he is responsible for overseeing the research and development programs for radiation detection and serves as the project manager for the Conventional Nuclear Integration/ Battlefield Nuclear Warfare Line of Effort for the Nuclear Technologies Department.  He has worked at operational though national levels for strategy, policy and plans development.  Prior to arriving at DTRA, Mr. Cartledge served in the Unites States Army where he was afforded opportunities to lead technical organizations at increasing levels of responsibility and complexity through his career, culminating as Chief of Staff/Deputy Commander for the 20th CBRNE Command.  His experiences within the Pentagon, Combatant Commands, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency have provided him with insight into requirements development, resource management and acquisition processes