Mr. Reed was appointed to the House Armed Services Committee in September 1990 and has principal responsibility in support of the Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee for staff oversight of Defense-Wide science and technology, chemical-biological defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, joint experimentation, test and evaluation, and the chemical weapons demilitarization programs. He supports the Projection Forces subcommittee in staff oversight of the Navy’s research and development program.
Mr. Reed was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, Field Artillery following graduation from the University of Oklahoma in 1960, where he earned a BS in Physics, and in 1963, the MS in Physics. He served continuously on active duty, until he retired from the Army as a Colonel on August 31, 1990. His military career encompassed extensive experience in line field artillery, combat development, and research and development assignments.
Mr. Reed completed his post-graduate work in physics at Georgetown University in 1970-1971. He is a graduate of the National War College, the Army War College, and the Army Command and General Staff College, where he earned the degree of Master of Military Art & Science. He is a member of the American Physical Society and Phi Beta Kappa. His monograph, NATO’s Theater Nuclear Forces, A Coherent Strategy for the 80’s, was published by the NDU Press in 1983.