Mr. Veith has more than 45 years experience in the field of Explosive Ordnance detection, removal, render safe, and disposal. He served in the U.S. Army thirty years, 24 of which were spent as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, retiring as a Command Sergeant Major. He has spent the last 15 years in the Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise with duties including quality and safety oversight and technical assistance to internal and external customers for projects with Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) issues. Mr. Veith was a member of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council’s UXO Team providing technical expertise in the development of several guidance documents addressing the topics of Geophysical Prove-Outs, Historical Records Research, Quality Considerations for Munitions Response Projects, and in the development of the UXO 101 training course. He has co-authored several guidance documents and engineer manuals for the USACOE and has been a major contributor to USEPA addressing MEC issues. Mr. Veith was a member of the EPA working group that developed and taught the MEC Hazard Assessment for evaluation of the hazards at MEC sites. For seven years, Mr. Veith was the driving force behind the annual Ordnance and Explosives Workshop responsible for scheduling, developing the agenda, selecting presenters, and performing as master of ceremonies which has been recognized as the premier conference in the UXO community.