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Interviews with HMA directors: Allan Vosburgh


SUMMARY: Allan Vosburgh is the Chief Executive Officer of the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation since 2016. Vosburgh is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and former U.S. Army Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician with over 40 years of experience in munitions stockpile management, explosive safety, EOD, munitions testing, weapons of mass destruction, training, technology assessments, and humanitarian mine action (HMA). Before retiring from the Army in 2005, Vosburgh served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict) in the Pentagon, where he provided oversight of EOD, HMA technology, and Special Operations Ammunition. Other assignments included Ammunition Officer for the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations/G-3, Commander, 3rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), and Director of (Ammunition) Materiel Testing at Jefferson Proving Ground, Indiana. He served as a Department of Army Civilian from 2009 to 2016 as U.S. Army, Pacific, G-4, Chief of Munitions. Vosburgh holds Master of Science degrees from both the National Defense University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He worked as a volunteer with Golden West from 2006 to 2016.

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Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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