Nathan Galbreath, Ph.D., M.F.S.
Dr. Nathan 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 2016, and was Acting Director of SAPRO from May 2019 to September 2020. 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.
Dr. Galbreath was competitively selected by the Air Force to earn a Master’s of Forensic Science degree 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 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 Defense, 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.