Lt. Colonel Christian Resch is a CBRN Defense Officer and working as Research and Development Manager in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense. In the Science, Research and Development Division he is responsible for all activities related to CBRN and C-IED. He has been working for over ten years in operational service of the Austrian Armed Forces. Major Resch holds a Master’s degree in military leadership and in process and plant safety, where he is currently finishing his PhD on critical chemical infrastructures. He is also Managing Director of DCNA (Disaster Competence Network Austria), a science and research cluster in the field of security and disaster research.