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Col. Joseph Bassani [ret.]


Joseph Bassani retired from the United States Army as a Colonel after nearly 28 years of service.  He is an expert in strategy development, strategic communications and organizational change management. 

In the years following the attacks of 9/11, Mr. Bassani led the Department of Defense effort to develop a family of interagency/intergovernmental homeland defense plans.  His efforts led to the formation of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Consequence Management Response Force, an all-hazards response plan for the Washington DC Metropolitan area, a national pandemic preparation and response plan, as well as a number of sensitive, classified plans and programs.

Mr. Bassani holds a Master of Science degree from the National Defense University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western New England University.  He is a graduate of the Defense Information School and the National Defense University’s Joint Advanced Warfighting School.

Most recently, Mr. Bassani worked as a CIO and chief strategist in the banking industry.


MS.      Strategy and Joint Campaign Planning, National Defense University, Washington, DC

MA.     Communication, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

B.A.      English, Western New England College, Springfield, MA

Awards and Honors

  • Honorable Order of Saint Michael (Silver), Army Aviation Association of America
  • Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, United States Field artillery Association
  • Defense Superior Service Medal; Bronze Star Medal; Legion of Merit (3 awards)
  • Master Army Aviator
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