Bernd Allert joined the German CBRN Defence Corps in 1977. Since October 2016, he has been working as Chief / Doctrines & Terminology Section of the Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRND COE) in VYSKOV/CZE. In addition, he chairs NATO’s Joint CBRN Defence Capability Development Group (JCBRND-CDG) Doctrine and Terminology Panel (DTP). From 2013 to 2016, Lt. Col. Allert worked for the Bundeswehr CBRN Defence Command within the Policy and Forces Development Division. He was responsible for standardization and international cooperation. From 2008 to 2013, Allert had been assigned to NATO’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre (WMDC), BRUSSELS/BEL. His areas of expertise covered CBRN defence training, civil-military interaction and international outreach.