U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS
Distinguished Member of the Corps
Colonel Patrick J. Sharon
Colonel Patrick J. Sharon was born in Clovis, New Hampshire and started his military career following completion of his Bachelor of Science Degree. He was known for training his units to be highly disciplined, and prepared to meet the challenges of facing a WMD event on the battlefield. His emphasis on training Soldiers would extend to future leader development to support the Chemical Corps.
As the Deputy Director of the Joint Requirements Office, Colonel Sharon singularly championed the programs to establish and deliver improved Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance capabilities to the joint force. His efforts resulted in the development and eventual fielding of the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) and the Dismounted Reconnaissance – Sets Kits and Outfits (DR-SKO). These two programs are arguably the most important CBRN materiel solutions fielded to the joint force in the last two decades.
As a retired officer, Colonel Sharon has served as the Vice President of the Norther Virginia, LTG Thomas W. Spoehr Chapter of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association for eight years. Through his actions he has been a key contributor to all fundraising events and resulted in the continued care for Soldiers of our regiment through charitable activities. He has also served as the Chairman of the NBC Industry Group. In this capacity, he served as our spokesperson and as a focal point to coordinate efforts to build readiness in our Corps through civilian industrial partnership. He is currently the Director of Business Development in the Tauri Group in Alexandria, Virginia.