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Dirk Plante is the Deputy Director of the HDIAC. He retired from the United States Army in 2019 following a 30-year career as a basic branch Engineer officer and a functional area 52 (Nuclear and Counterproliferation) officer. From 2011 to 2014, he served on the Army Staff working treaty compliance matters for the Army, including New START Treaty compliance visits by the Russians. His final assignment in the Army was as Chief, Survivability & Effects Analysis Division at the U.S. Army Nuclear and Countering WMD Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA, overseeing the Army CBRN Survivability Program, and the Army Reactor Office. He holds a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH and a M.S. in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
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