Dr. Doug Rokke Bio
Dr. Doug Rokke is a Depleted Uranium
Doug Rokke earned his B.S. in Physics at
Western Illinois University followed by
his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics and
technology education at the University
of Illinois. His military career has
spanned 4 decades to include combat duty
during the Vietnam War and Gulf War 1.
Doug served as a member of the 3rd U.S.
Army Medical Command's Nuclear,
Biological, and Chemical (NBC) teaching,
medical response, and special operations
team, the 3rd U.S. Army captured
equipment project team, and with the 3rd
U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Assessment
team during Gulf War 1(Operation Desert
Storm). He was the U.S. Army's Depleted
Uranium Project director from 1994 -
1995. He developed the congressionally
mandated education and training
materials and wrote U.S. Army Regulation
700-48, the U.S. Army PAM 700-48, and
the U.S. Army's common task for DU
Doug has taught nuclear, biological and
chemical warfare, hazardous materials,
and emergency medicine for over 20 years
to both civilian and military personnel.
Dr. Rokke was one of the original
authors of the 1982 EDRAT (Emergency
Disaster Response Assistance Team)
proposal which formed the foundation for
today's National Guard CSD teams and the
Illinois CERT Teams. In preparation for
the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he wrote and
taught the original Chemical /
Biological Counter-terrorism Course for
civilian emergency responders that is
now the federal 120 city and Department
of Justice course then served on the
emergency response team located at
Bermingham, Alabama .
Dr. Rokke serves or has served as an
advisor with the U.S. Centers of Disease
Control; U.S. Department of Defense;
U.S. National Academy of Sciences; U.S.
Institute of Medicine; U.S Senate; U.S.
House of Representatives; U.S.
Department of Transportation; U.S.
Federal Aviation Administration; U.S.
Department of Defense; U.S. General
Accounting Office; U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs; British Royal Society;
British House of Lords and House of
Commons; United Nations; U.S. President
William J. Clinton's Presidential
Special Oversight Board; and local,
state, and federal law enforcement,
fire, and medical agencies. He has been
an advisor and on-screen expert for
numerous television documentaries on
effects of nuclear, biological, and
chemical warfare and depleted uranium
with CBS; ABC; NBC, CNN, History
Channel; A & E; PBS; Discovery channel,
BBC; CBC; Gary Null & Associates; the
Power Hour; and German, French,
Japanese, Australian, Italian, Spanish,
and Greek television networks.
Dr. Rokke has taught undergraduate and
graduate courses in environmental
science, environmental engineering,
nuclear physics, and emergency
management and was a staff physicist at
the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign for 19 years (retired
from UIUC). He has also taught
elementary school, middle school, and
high school. Doug is included in "Who's
Who in America" and was recently
nominated for "Who's Who in the World"
and is included in "Who's Who in Science
and Engineering" because his continued
efforts and recognition as a national
and international expert and educator.
Major Rokke has been subjected to
ongoing retaliation from Department of
Defense officials who do not want
information regarding actual adverse
health and environmental effects of
uranium weapons and their mandatory but
ignored requirements to provide medical
care to all casualties and to clean up
all environmental contamination.