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Military weapons and antique firearms expert. Remedial Project Manager for 7 years cleaning up world war one's second largest chemical weapons manufacturing site. 1st Lt. USAR Vietnam Era.


ASTSWMO Association of State Territory Solid Waste Management Officials ITRC Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council


Author: Cleanup of Chemical and Explosive Ordnance. Published by Elsevier. Made Science and Technology Best Seller List Geophyisical Prove-Outs for Munitions Response Projects 2004, by Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (64 pages, contributing author). Small Arms Range Technology (SMART II) 2005, by Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (70 pages, contributing author). Technical Guidance-Perchlorate 2005, by Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (70 pages, contributing author).


4 degrees, BA, JD, MS, PhD.

Awards and Honors

Cafritz Award 2001 $7500 prize. 3 performance awards signed by current Supreme Court Justice. 1995-1996, Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry of Business Leaders. 1998-1999, Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering Printed Media: Washingtonian Magazine December 2000, 12 page story two pictures; 2001, July 28, 2001, The Washington Post Picture B-1; Numerous other stories in the Washington Post; Washington Times; The Ohio News Herald; The Kansas City Star; The Northwest Current; Electronic Media: HTB-TV Russia, 3 minutes prime time; CNN-TV; CBC Radio Canada; Subject of Fox 5 story by Melanie Alnwich winning a national Emmy; and, recognition in numerous other news media.

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District of Columbia Government

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2016-07-23 Croatian/Serbian weaponry:

While I have never seen one for sale in the US (I haven't looked for one either)they should be legal to sell as they are semiautomatic. They are an interesting rifle, though the caliber is not one that

2014-10-11 Blast radius of cruise missiles:

Sorry I missed this question when you asked it. The Cruise missile only carries a 1,000 pound warhead. A few years ago a WWII bomb exploded in Germany damaging homes 400 meters away. That could have been

2014-05-16 Artillery shells and how much gunpowder constitutes of their mass:

Very Enjoyable question and one that I had to look up to answer. I presume that you are referring to the entire weight (mass) of the projectile with the case and propellant charge as mass. The brass case

2014-04-18 Serrated knives:

I must confess, I thought you were mistakenly referring to automatic (switchblade) knives. As an attorney and weapons expert, I had never heard of such a ban. However, you are quite correct according to

2013-09-03 syria:

The answer to this question is beyond the expertise of anyone. I am not an expert in foriegn relations, The Middle East, or the historical causes of World Wars. That said, here are my observations for


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