Dr. Christopher Yeaw, chief scientist for Air Force Global Strike Command, will be guest speaker at Wednesday’s September luncheon of the Cyber Innovation Center/National Cyber Research Park.

The talk will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Silver Star Smokehouse, 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Cost to attend is free for CIC Metal members, who receive five free seats each, and CIC public/community partners, who receive two free seats. Additional seats are $10 per guest for CIC members and $20 per seat for non-members. Deadline for reservations is the end of business Friday.

Yeaw will offer a presentation on “Multi-Domain Escalation.” As AFGSC chief scientist, Yeaw is responsible for organizing, training, equipping, maintaining and preparing Air Force Global Strike Command’s activities in the area of the sciences and technology.

He began his career in 1996 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center as a lead missile defense engineer following his graduation with a doctorate in nuclear engineering and engineering physics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He served as a lead nuclear weapons technical intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency and held a variety of assignments with the State Department. He was principal adviser for nuclear matters to the assistant secretary for Verification and Compliance, during which he was a member of the first special diplomatic mission to Libya and led the initiation of the dismantlement of the Libyan covert nuclear weapons program. He then served as an acting director and then chief scientist of the Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence. Prior to his current assignment, he was an associate professor and director of the Mahan Scholars Research Program at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.