Branch Chief (A) Office for Bombing Prevention, CISA
Mr. Haglund serves as Branch Chief, Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP), within
the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this role, Mr. Haglund manages
OBP’s programs aimed at building capability among the general public and across
the public and private sectors to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate
bombing incidents. Additionally, Mr. Haglund coordinates counter-improvised
explosive device (IED) efforts across DHS and the Federal interagency.
Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Haglund served as the Deputy Chief, Chemical, Biological,
Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Requirements Support, Joint Requirements Office
for CBRN Defense within the Joint Staff, J-8. Mr. Haglund was responsible for
developing and integrating CBRND Policy, Doctrine and other non-material solutions
through the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and
served as a primary advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on matters
relating to Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.
From 1990 to 2014, Mr. Haglund served in the U.S. Air Force as an officer in Civil Engineer, Explosive Ordnance
Disposal (EOD), and Acquisition Program Management leadership roles. Mr. Haglund commanded a Civil Engineer
Squadron at a Data Masked location supporting a research and development organization through the hazardous
testing of numerous programs and the execution of presidentially directed missions. Additionally, he served on the
Headquarters, US Central Command (CENTCOM) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) staffs,
commanded several large EOD organizations, served two combat deployments in Iraq and was an adjunct faculty
member at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies leading courses within the Seminar on
Trans-Atlantic Civil Security and the Seminar on Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism. As a program
manager, Mr. Haglund was assigned to Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command, managing the $4.5
billion CV-22 Osprey aircraft acquisition. In addition, he led the associated Special Operations Command Light
Strike Vehicle acquisition program.
Mr. Haglund is a graduate of Air War College, and holds a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs-Homeland
Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Science in Industrial Operations
Management from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Science in Business Administration from Central
Michigan University, and is an alumnus of the National Defense University, Center for the Study of Weapons of
Mass Destruction (WMD), Program for Emerging Leaders. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through
the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through
the American Society of Industrial Security, a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Master CBRN Military
Advisory Team (CMAT) leader through the DTRA Defense Nuclear Weapons School, and holds Defense
Acquisition Workforce (DAWIA) Level III program management and Level II life-cycle logistics certifications.
Mr. Haglund is married to Nicole Haglund, formerly Nicole Loy, and has three children; Kathryn, Aidan, and Ainsley.
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