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Dr. Kevin Gamache is Chief Research Security Officer for The Texas A&M University System responsible for ensuring the 11 universities and 7 state agencies within the A&M System are compliant with U.S. Government requirements for protecting sensitive federal information. He also serves as the Facility Security Officer for The Texas A&M University System and manages the System’s security relationships with the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy. Dr. Gamache has earned the Industrial Security Professional® designation.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Gamache was Executive Programs Training Manager for Texas Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (or NERRTC). NERRTC, a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), was established to train local and state officials and emergency responders to prepare for and respond to acts of terrorism including those involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as well as natural disasters and catastrophic incidents.
He joined NERRTC in 2005 after serving twenty-four years in the United States Air Force. His military career included a wide range of command, nuclear operations, maintenance, logistics, and counter proliferation assignments in Wyoming, Montana, Texas, and Washington D.C. His final Air Force assignment was as the 341st Maintenance Group Commander at Malmstrom AFB in Montana where he retired with the rank of Colonel.
Dr. Gamache holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Water Management and Hydrological Science from Texas A&M University; a Master of Science (MS) in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC; a Master of Science (MS) in Management, with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Lesley University, Cambridge Massachusetts; and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology from Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas. He also completed a Graduate Certificate in Information Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, DC, and a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Dr. Gamache’s research interests include water resource scarcity and security in the southwest United States, emergency preparedness and response, and critical infrastructure resilience. As a lecturer for the Bush School, he teaches graduate-level online courses in homeland security.