Ashley Green

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Capt. Ashley E. Green is a Nuclear Forensics Physicist, Nuclear Explosion Monitoring (NEM) Program, Threat Detection Section, Battlespace Surveillance Innovation Branch, Battlespace Environment Division, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) New Mexico. Capt Green has three roles within the NEM program. As a nuclear forensics physicist she conducts research for modeling and simulation of remote sensing of nuclear detonations in order to enhance current remote sensing systems. She is also the deputy program manager for the NEM Program which manages research for seismic detection of nuclear explosions. This research is used by the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) for nuclear treaty monitoring. Lastly, Capt Green, is the deputy section chief, in charge of managing personnel issues for 20 people. Capt Green graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in Physics and was commissioned as a 2d Lt in the United States Air Force. Her first assignment was a Space Systems Analyst in the Atmosphere and Space Division at AFTAC where she managed research to enhance current space systems used for nuclear treaty monitoring. Capt Green was then accepted to the Air Force Institute of Technology where she graduated with a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering in 2015 before starting her current assignment.

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Losing the Nuclear Edge

The need to recruit and retain scientists and engineers remains a common theme among U.S. government agencies. The nuclear enterprise is no exception. Throughout the Department of Energy and Department of Defense, the colloquially named “gray beards” provide the technical expertise.