Thomas Calhoon

Supervisory Chemical Security Inspector Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, DHS

Mr. Tom Calhoon is a Supervisory Chemical Security Inspector for the Field Operations Branch within the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the office within DHS responsible for Chemical Facility Security Regulations.

In this capacity, Mr. Calhoon conducts inspections and audits pursuant to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) 6 CFR~Part 27. Mr. Calhoon functions as a regional field supervisor inspector and evaluator of high-risk chemical facility site security plans; analyzing physical, technical and cyber security issues. Mr. Calhoon, has served in this role since January 2010, and is assigned to Region 3 – Philadelphia which covers the States of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Calhoon’s work experience includes over 21 years of military service where

his responsibilities encompassed Nuclear Power Technician, Cryogenic Technician, Navy Diver and Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, requiring work in physical security assessments and implementation of security measures at Naval Stations and Ports around the world, providing dignitary protection with the U.S Secret Service, and hazardous materials mitigation. Mr. Calhoon has extensive experience in Emergency Management having written plans for emergency operation including Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) events for Naval Installations. Mr. Calhoon has conducted hundreds of Site Assistance Visits (SAVs) for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource (CI/KR) sites throughout North America, concentrating on blast mitigation effects from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs).

Mr. Calhoon has a BS degree in Management of Technical Operations from

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Daytona Beach, FL.

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