BIOGRAPHY: MARTIN HERSHKOWITZ Martin Hershkowitz is currently the Principal and Executive Consultant for Hershkowitz Associates; Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President of the Citizen Soldier Treatment Center, Inc., providing treatment for Reserve Force warriors suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and Associate Director of Military Programs (Special Projects) for the Aleph Institute. He has more than seventeen years experience with the Department of Energy as a Senior Security Officer, with assignments to: prepare operational policy documents; establish and manage the Personnel Security Assurance Program (currently the extensive Human Reliability Program), including revision of Public Law; manage the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System, a program for international tracking of nuclear material transfers in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency; establish airspace security over nuclear weapons sites jointly with the Federal Aviation Agency, including recommended revisions of FAA Public Law; and conduct a major organizational self-assessment effort within the Chairman, BOD Nonproliferation and National Security community, based on the Baldrige criteria. Mr. Hershkowitz is also an OPSEC (Operations Security) Certified Professional (OCP) and a Certified Safeguards and Security Instructor. He held an active Q-Level security clearance granting him access to Top Secret National Security Information and Secret Restricted Data until the Fall-Winter 2001.
Mr. Hershkowitz is a Certified Master Facilitator, and has been a member of the President's Quality Award Board of Examiners, U.S. Senate Productivity Board of Examiners, Department of Energy Quality Board of Examiners and Maryland Governor's Quality Award Board of Examiners (all using the Baldrige criteria). He was also prepared in the USAF Air Combat Command Unit Self-Assessment (USA) process (using the Baldrige criteria) and the U.S. Navy Medical facilitation methodology. In addition, Mr. Hershkowitz served as a consultant to the U.S. Naval Medical Quality Institute on adapting a Baldrige-based self-assessment process to hospital quality assessment; as a facilitator for the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (DSCINT) on vision, mission, team building and strategic planning; as a Lecturer on Performance Measurement for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute Command; and as Logistics Coordinator for the Fall 1996 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference (co-sponsored by the Vice President's National Performance Review).
In previous lifetimes, Mr. Hershkowitz has been a senior research manager in educational research, needs assessment and goals validation; an information resources manager; a senior operations research manager and analyst in POLARIS submarine vulnerability, anti-ballistic missile systems and submarine logistics; a meteorologist; a university Adjunct Professor and Instructor of Mathematics; and a trainer. He performed in these positions for such organizations as the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Operations Research, Inc., Vitro Laboratories, Bell Telephone Laboratories, George Washington University, University of Maryland, Strayer University, National Lewis University, Florida State University, U.S. Air Force, and Hershkowitz Associates.
In the military, Mr. Hershkowitz served initially in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, where he was assigned to a Pilot Training Wing, and then transferred to the U.S. Air Force, where he was assigned to the Air Weather Service, completing a total of eight years. In that capacity he served a tour of duty in French Morocco on a French Foreign Legion Air Base during the French-Moroccan War. Colonel Hershkowitz served for five years as Special Advisor for homeland security to the Commanding General, Maryland Defense Force (MDDF, the State Guard of Maryland), retired due to age limitation, was recalled on two occasions from the Retired List by the Commanding General, MDDF as authorized by the Adjutant General, with assignment as Special Advisor to the Commander, 10th Medical Regiment. He has served as Ad Hoc Advisor to the Delaware National Guard Command Coordinator for establishing a Delaware State Defense Force, Senior Advisor to the Arizona State Guard Association and is currently Editor of the State Defense Force (SDF) Publication Center, including the SDF Journal and the SDF Monograph Series, sponsored by the South Carolina Military Department and the California Military Department. Colonel Hershkowitz is also a member of the National Advisory Board for the Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS) Academy, an Advisor to the Maryland MEMS Program and holds the Master MEMS Badge. For the Aleph Institute he is Associate Director for Military Programs chartered to provide Jewish Chaplains for the SDF with Temporary Assigned Duty to provide support to the non-deployed National Guard.
Mr. Hershkowitz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, with minors in Physics, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences; a Master of Science degree in Mathematics, with specialties in Numerical Analysis and Game Theory; and course work at the doctoral level in Learning Theory, Educational Sociology, and Educational Measurements and Statistics. He has published extensively, including one book (as editor), several booklets and pamphlets, six chapters in recognized reference books, and numerous articles in refereed journals. He has also Chaired several conferences, symposia and conference sessions, and presented numerous papers.
Mr. Hershkowitz is a member of the Air Weather Service Association, The Federal Bureau of Investigation InfraGard Program, the International Federation of Protection Officers, the Pershing Rifles Alumni, the State Guard Association of the United States and, until recently, the OPSEC (Operations Security) Professionals Society.