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Bio-terrorism expert to present Ebola pandemic seminar at ULM

Published October 14, 2014

Colonel Stanley John Whidden M.D., Ph.D., will give a special presentation on the recent Ebola virus pandemic, on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m., on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus, in the Chemistry and Natural Sciences Building, Room 100.  

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Whidden has served in senior U.S. Government positions on many national interagency homeland security, public health, and international United Nations joint defense projects, including, the U.S. DHS National Bio-surveillance Integration System; National Incident Management System; Chemical-Terrorism Risk Analysis; Defense Threat Reduction Agency; and the Bio-defense emergency preparedness planning, Homeland Security Presidential Directive for Bio-defense 9 and 10, among many others. 

Col. Whidden completed three senior executive service schools, four fellowships, five degrees, and seven international operations on four different continents. He retired after 38 years, as a highly decorated senior Army Commissioned Officer.

Whidden enlisted on July 14, 1966, and he served in various positions while assigned to Special Force Operational Detachments. During this period, he simultaneously completed both a Bachelor's and Master's degree, in 1973. Concurrent with receipt of his direct commission in Special Forces, he subsequently successfully completed his Ph.D. in Physiology.  

Col. Whidden pioneered the establishment of the Assistant Chief of Staff (AC/S G-5) for Civil Military Operations position in the 377th Theater Army Area Command (TAACOM), while serving as both as a Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) and Civil Affairs (CA) Officer for the Middle-East. During this period of time he simultaneously completed Medical School, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Trauma Fellowship, and the National Security Management Course (ICAF), at the National Defense University (NDU).

As a veteran of four separate and distinct combat operations on three different continents, South America, Middle-east, and Africa, Colonel Whidden was meritoriously selected for a number of positions of increasing responsibility and was subsequently awarded numerous personal decorations for his outstanding and dedicated service in a variety of these senior positions including the Bronze Star Medal; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; the Army Meritorious Service Medal the Joint Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal; the Special Forces Tab(Green Beret); the Pathfinder Badge; the Master Parachutists Badge; the Air Assault Badge; and numerous U.S. service and campaign medals, including awards from the United Nations, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

For more information about the seminar contact Arely Castillo at castillo@ulm.edu or 318-816-2278

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