Dr. Jordan Adelson has a Ph.D. in environmental analytical chemistry, and currently serves as the Director of the Navy's Laboratory Quality and Accreditation Office and as the Chair of the DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW). The EDQW, includes representatives from all of the DoD Components and develops and recommends DoD policy with respect to environmental sampling and testing operations. The workgroup's primary goals are to: promote the generation of environmental data of known and documented quality; develop and recommend DoD policy affecting environmental sampling and testing operations; facilitate a coordinated response to legislative and regulatory issues; and coordinate the exchange of technology and best management practices within the DoD.
Dr. Adelson has been with working with the Navy since 2000. Prior working with the Navy, Dr. Adelson worked for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.