Bradley F Hayworth, KS SEE Enrollee

Bradley F Hayworth, KS SEE Enrollee

Thirty-five years ago, Bradley F. Hayworth finished a B.S. in Geology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and embarked upon a career in the oil and gas business.  After a year as a Seismic Data Processor and five years as a Petroleum Geologist in Oklahoma, his career was interrupted in 1986 when the bottom dropped out of the oil and gas industry, so he looked to the military for a new direction in his work.

From 1987 to 2014, Brad served as a U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer at sites in the U.S., the Republic of Korea, Iraq, and Belgium.  His career highlights included leading units of up to 520 personnel; tracking and assessing adversarial military capabilities; addressing and advising senior audiences such as the Secretary General of NATO and members of the U.S. Congress; directing intelligence collection missions; working at a 24/7 intelligence and crisis warning center; providing support to counterterrorism planning, military logistics movements, and aerial bombing operations. During his military tenure, he earned a M.A.in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Kansas-Lawrence and a second M.A. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air War College.

Now his career has come full circle.  After retiring from the military in 2014, he returned to Kansas to be closer to family and took a Level 4 SEE position as a Hydrogeologist in the EPA Region 7 Waste Remediation and Permitting Branch in Lenexa.  Once again, he is using his background in earth sciences and is supplying technical support to EPA RCRA project managers and, to a lesser extent, state partners.  His duties include verifying investigation reports and facility work plans to define and assess the extent of groundwater and soil contamination and the adequacy of those work plans; evaluating proposed well installation and sampling methodologies for adherence to EPA requirements; reviewing reports to evaluate remedial alternatives for site cleanup and to assess the appropriateness of report recommendations; providing oversight during field sampling activities; and creating products from geographic information system data to meet the needs of EPA Region 7 RCRA planning and public awareness.

NOWCC takes this opportunity to applaud Brad’s prior career accomplishments and is pleased to have his expertise in geology put back to good use in support of the vital work of the EPA through the SEE Program.