Brigadier General (ret’d) Ioannis Galatas, MD, MC (Army) is a Senior Advisor in the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). He is a retired military physician with 35 years of military industry experience (Army Medical Corps). He is specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Board certified) and for more than two decades he served as Head of the Department of Allergy & Clinical Immunology at Army General Hospital of Athens, Greece.
Since 2001 he has been involved in CBRNE operations as planner and instructor trained (including live agent training) in a number of countries abroad. His main passion focus on “Hospitals’ CBRN Defense & Preparedness in Megapolis Environment”, “CBRNE Design/Hardening of Critical Infrastructure” [airports, shopping malls, hotels, etc.] and "CBRN Forensics & Management of Contaminated Corps". During the 2004 Athens’ Olympic Games, he served as Commandant of the Olympic Army Hospital CBRN Response Unit – the only hospital-based specialized unit (70 people) deployed for the Olympic & Paralympic Games. He holds a MSc. degree (with merits) on “International Terrorism, Organized Crime and Global Security” from Coventry University, UK (2010).
His last appointment (as of August 2010), was as Head of the Department of Asymmetric Threats at the Intelligence Analysis Branch, Joint Military Intelligence Service, Hellenic National Defense General Staff. After retirement he conducted CBRNE classes for Abu Dhabi Police Authority and continues to participate as invited speaker in many CBRNE/security conferences, congresses and workshops around the globe. He was the co-founder and Director of Operations & Training @ Qatar CBRN Academy (2018-2020);
Currently he is: (1) the Editor-in-Chief of the monthly on-line “C2BRNE Diary” (former “CBRNE Terrorism Newsletter”) initiated in November 2005 and delivered freely to CBRNE-CT First Responders of more than 80 countries around the globe; (2) CBRNE Research Associate at the "Center for Security Studies" (KEMEA), Athens, Greece (under the Ministry of Citizens Protection); (3) Research Associate at the "National Nuclear Research Center Demokritos"; (4) member of the Didactical Board of University of Rome "Tor Vergata" delivering classes for the "International CBRNe Masters" programs; (5) External CBRN Consultant @ HotZone Solutions Group, The Netherlands; and (6) Manager, CBRN Knowledge Center @ International CBRNE Institute, Belgium.