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Leadership Biographies

Director of SAPRO

Rear Admiral Ann M. Burkhardt

RADM-Burkhardt_02.jpgRear Admiral Burkhardt holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida; a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and is certified as a senior professional in Human Resources. She completed the Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program (JPME I), the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JPME II) and is designated as a joint qualified officer.

As a Navy Human Resources officer, her assignments have been in the areas of training and education, personnel policy, management, manpower, and requirements. Burkhardt was commissioned under the Nuclear Power Instructor Program and began her career as an instructor teaching math, reactor principles and physics, earning designation as a master training specialist at Naval Nuclear Power School, Orlando, Florida.

Her next assignments were as division officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Jacksonville, Florida; officer-in-charge, Naval Telecommunications Center Mayport, Florida; administrative officer, Naval Station Mayport, Florida; Navy Personnel Command, Officer Post-Board Matters (PERS-833), Enlisted Personnel Progression (PERS-81) and deputy for Career Progression (PERS-8), Millington, Tennessee; executive officer, Training Support Center, Great Lakes, Illinois; commanding officer, Enlisted Personnel/Chief, Joint Assignments & Personnel Reliability Program, J1, United States Strategic Command Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; chief of staff and vice commandant, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; commanding officer, Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center, Pensacola, Florida; head, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Women's Policy (OPNAV N134), Arlington, Virginia; CNO Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (SSG 34), Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.

Her first flag assignment was as Director, 21st Century Sailor Office (OPNAV N17), Arlington, Virginia. She was responsible for the integration of the Navy's objectives for equal opportunity, Sailor personal and family readiness; physical readiness; substance abuse prevention; suicide prevention; sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention and response; hazing prevention, and transition assistance to provide Sailors with the support network, programs, resources, training, and skills needed to overcome adversity and thrive. Burkhardt assumed the duties of Director, DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DOD SAPRO) on 5 April 2017.

Burkhardt's decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Deputy Director

Dr. Nathan W. Galbreath, PH.D., M.F.S.

Dr. Nate Galbreath is the Deputy Director for the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO). In this position, he is the Department’s expert for prevention and response programs and their relationship to behavioral health, forensic science, criminal investigation, and sex offender assessment and treatment. The Department selected Dr. Galbreath in December 2016 to be a senior executive and fill the role of Deputy. Dr. Galbreath previously served as the Department’s Highly Qualified Expert on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response from 2012 to 2014. He has been affiliated with SAPRO since May 2007 when he served as SAPRO’s first military deputy director before retiring from the Air Force in 2009.

He entered the Air Force in 1989 after completing a BA in Spanish and International Affairs at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. He was assigned to Howard Air Force Base, Panama, from 1989 – 1990 as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). He went on to serve a total of 11 years with AFOSI as an agent, a forensic science specialist, and a Detachment Commander (Special Agent in Charge) at Air Force base offices in New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.

Dr. Galbreath was competitively selected by the Air Force to earn a Master of Forensic Science from the George Washington University, Washington, DC (awarded in 1993), and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD (awarded in 2004). He has also completed a number of internships and fellowships, including a fellowship in Forensic Medicine at the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, and a clinical psychology residency at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, MD.

Dr. Galbreath’s clinical experience focused on treating and researching sexual dysfunction and sexual disorders. He also evaluated and treated sex offenders with Dr. Fred S. Berlin at the National Institute for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Trauma, which is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, MD. He also served as the Behavioral Health Clinic director at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, where he supervised mental health, family advocacy, and alcohol/drug treatment programs from 2004 to 2007. He is currently a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland.

Dr. Galbreath maintains close ties to the law enforcement community. He has provided training at national and international conferences hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, and other non-governmental organizations. He serves as a Professorial Lecturer in the Forensic Sciences at the George Washington University, where he created one of the nation’s first graduate level courses on child abuse investigations. He also teaches a graduate course on sexual assault investigations. He is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at USUHS. Dr. Galbreath has also published a book chapter on child molesters, co-authored a chapter on sexual disorders and the Internet, and co-authored journal articles relating to sex offender recidivism and online sexual problems. He has been a primary author on the Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military since 2007.