Distinguished Member of the Corps



Colonel David G. Harrison


Colonel David G. Harrison assumed duties as the Assistant Commandant of the United States Army Chemical School on 15 September 1995. He has over 30 years of experience in leadership, planning, supervision and execution of nuclear, biological and chemical responsibility.


As Director of the Homeland Security Institute, Colonel Harrison established the first Department of Homeland Security Federally Funded Research and Development Center. As Operations Division Chief at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Chemical and Biological Directorate, he had organizational and program responsibility for a diverse S&T portfolio of six major initiatives, managing 19 scientists and engineers. At Pine Bluff Arsenal, he was the Commander with executive-level responsibility for management of a chemical ammunition production and storage mission. For the U.S. Army Chemical School, he served as Assistant Commandant with mission responsibility for technical education and NBC doctrine and technology development.


Colonel Harrison’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Vietnamese Service Medal, Labor Service Commendation Badge, Republic of Vietnam Civic Action Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and Cold War Medal.