Mr. Robert Hodges serves as the Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community Liaison in the Office for Bombing Prevention within the Department of Homeland Security. He is an Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Subject Matter Expert and consultant. Mr. Hodges retired from active duty service with the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant after 30 years of service. He served as an EOD operator, Staff Action Officer, and C-IED Operations Planner in the CONUS, Europe, and the Pacific. He has combat deployments to Bosnia and several locations in South West Asia. His latest deployments were in support of the C-IED Task Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Hodges has a MA in Intelligence Studies from American Military University (AMU), a BA in Homeland Security from AMU, and an AS degree in EOD from the Community College of the Air Force.