Wikistrat Expert Daniel J. Kaszeta

Daniel J. Kaszeta

Managing Director for Strongpoint Security Ltd.

Daniel Kaszeta has over twenty years of diverse experience in the defense and security sectors with experience in the field of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) issues. He was a member of the US Secret Service as a Senior Physical Security Specialist in the Technical Security Division and in the Chemical/Biological Countermeasures Branch.

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Biography

Daniel Kaszeta was commissioned as an officer in the US Army Reserve in the Chemical Corps, the branch of the US Army responsible for protection against chemical, biological, and nuclear threats. He served as an officer in part-time/reserve capacity from 1991 to 1998 in the US Army Reserve, with a tour of active duty in 1993.
From 1994-1996, Mr. Kaszeta worked for a defense contractor specializing in WMD counter-proliferation. From 1996 to 2002 he worked as Disaster Preparedness Program Manager and CBRN Advisor. In this role he was awarded several commendations and was decorated with the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal. As a result, he was heavily involved in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and the 2001 Anthrax incidents.
In 1998, Mr. Kaszeta transfered to the Maryland Army National Guard where he helped form one of the first WMD Civil Support Teams. In this capacity he was the founding member of the 32d Civil Support Team (CST).
In 2002, Mr. Kaszeta transferred to the US Secret Service. He served as Senior Physical Security Specialist in the Technical Security Division. He spent most of his time at the Chemical/Biological Countermeasures Branch, with one year at the Science and Technology Branch. He has also conducted a number of complex advanced team operations, including several in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
From 2008 to 2011, Mr Kaszeta worked for Smiths Detection, a leading manufacturer of CBRN detection technology. He was sales manager for Eastern Europe for the security and defense market. Since 2011, He has been an independent consultant in security and CBRN defense at his UK based company, Strongpoint Security. He has published numerous articles and one book. Mr. Kaszeta also works part-time with the International Institute of Non-proliferation Studies as their European lead.

Wikistrat Analytic Community
Daniel Kaszeta is a Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community

Academic Qualifications:
MA in International Affairs at George Washington University; BA in Political Science at Texas Christian University

Areas of Expertise:
WMD Proliferation
Eastern Europe
Counter-terrorism
Security

Contact:
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