Sundays at 7 pm (EST)
Dr. Doug Rokke earned his B.S. in Physics at Western Illinois University followed by his M.S. and PhD. 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 incidents. Doug has taught nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, hazardous materials, and emergency medicine for over 25 years to both civilian and military personnel. HHHe also served as an Army combat medic prior to receiving a direct commission and during the Vietnam War as USAF bomb-navigation (avionics) hard hat on B52’s/ KC135’s.
Dr. Rokke serves or has served as a technical adviser / consultant with governmental and private organizations and 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, Russian, 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 in “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” because his continued efforts and recognition as a national and international expert and educator. Doug has been subjected to ongoing retaliation from Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs officials who do not want information revealed regarding actual adverse health and environmental effects of uranium weapons and other toxic effects of military operations and their mandatory but ignored requirements to provide medical care to all casualties and to clean up all environmental contamination. As a consequence of his assigned Army duties Doug’s medical problems caused by confirmed uranium and other WMD-E exposures have resulted in extensive surgery with Doug currently in physical rehabilitation with the VA to optimize neuro-muscular functions.