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Tilden appointed as Associate Administrator of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation

We are delighted to announce two key personnel changes.

Jay TildenMr. Jay Tilden has officially been appointed as the Associate Administrator for Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation.  Jay has been the Acting Associate Administrator since Steve Aoki’s departure at the end of last year.  As you know, the mission of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation is to prepare for, respond to, and successfully resolve nuclear and radiological accidents and incidents worldwide.

Jay brings significant experience and expertise to this mission.  Previously, he served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for the same office.  He also has been the Director of the Office of Nuclear Threat Science (formerly the Office of Nuclear Counterterrorism); the Intelligence and Security Advisor to the Deputy Under Secretary for Counterterrorism; director of the Counterterrorism Division (CTD) within the Energy Department’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence; and an intelligence and program analyst for the Office of Security Policy advising on Design Basis Threat policies for the Department.  Jay is a retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer and served in both active and reserve capacities including Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom/Noble Eagle.  He graduated from the University of Maryland and completed post-graduate studies in strategic intelligence from DIA’s Joint Military Intelligence College.

Dr. Dave Bowman has been named permanent Deputy Associate Administrator for Counterterrorism & Counterproliferation.  Dave has been the Acting Deputy since the beginning of the year.  Dave previously served as the Director for the DOE/NNSA Office of Nuclear Incident Response.  This Office is responsible for staffing, training, equipping, and exercising the Department’s response teams in the areas of nuclear/radiological search, render safe, and consequence management.  From 2009-2011, Dave was the Deputy Director for the Office and he served as the DOE/NNSA Consequence Management Program Manager from 2005-2009.  Prior to his employment at DOE Headquarters, he was a radiological emergency responder, senior scientist, and project manager at the Remote Sensing Laboratories in Las Vegas, Nevada, and at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.  Dr. Bowman received a Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and is recognized by the American Academy of Health Physicists as a Certified Health Physicist.

We congratulate both Jay and Dave on their new appointments and look forward to their contributions to NNSA for years to come.

Frank Klotz and Madelyn Creedon

“Mission First, People Always”