News for June 2012

Noll and Terbush Boost CHS Research and Education Capacities

Mr. Noll recently retired in the federal Senior Executive Service (SES) from his nine-year position as Director of Intelligence for NORA D and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). He was responsible for the day-to-day intelligence support to NOR AD and USNORTHCOM missions of Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities. His focus areas included counter-terrorism, countering transnational crime, missile defense, air and maritime threat warning and Arctic security issues. His vast experience aligns directly with CHS objectives of education, research and outreach related to homeland security as well as the overall NISSSC mission. Mr. Noll currently instructs in the Graduate Certificate in Security Intelligence program conducted by CHS in partnership with the School of Public Affairs. Additionally, he is a member of the CHS research team looking into individual and community resiliency in disasters.

Dr. Terb ush, a U.S. Navy Captain, has served in more than 80 countries as the physician to forward-deployed U.S. person nel. He is an  honors graduate of Colorado State University and the University of Colorado, School of Health Sciences, where he earned his MD degree. In 2005, Dr. Terbush completed his Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of California, UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Terbush served as Command Surgeon to North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). In this role, he served as Principle Medical Advisor to the Commander and Staff and was responsible for the integration of DoD medical assets internally and with other agencies in support of military response to civilian disasters, combating terrorism, and protecting Americans. Dr. Terbush will focus his initial research and teaching efforts in the field of Disaster Public Health.