Richard Schoske


Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Dr. Richard Schoske serves as Chief, Diagnostics and Detection Division for Chemical and Biological Defense Research Department at the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).  In this capacity Dr. Schoske overseas and manages an $80 million Research and Development (R&D) Portfolio to support warfighter capability needs. Prior to joining DTRA, Dr. Schoske served in the US Air Force for 21 years.  During that time he served in numerous capacities including Chief, of a Medical Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the US Air Force Academy, Principal Investigator in Diagnostic R&D, and Emergency Medical Planning.    Dr. Schoske possess’ a Master’s of Arts in Biochemistry from the University of Scranton, and a PhD in Chemistry from American University in Washington DC.