George Lasché earned an M.S. in Physics and in Nuclear Engineering, M.I.T., an M.B.A., Long Island University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physical Sciences, University of California. During his Army career, he served as an Associate Professor of Physics at West Point, an Army Research Associate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a DARPA Program Manager, and in 1991 as the State Department advisor to the UN inspection teams in Iraq leading to the discovery of Iraq’s nuclear weapons program. At White Sands Missile Range he served as Commander of the Vulnerability Assessment Laboratory, and Director of the High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility.
Upon joining Sandia National Laboratories he developed projects for Homeland Security detecting nuclear sources in containers at sea. He developed specialized software for the interdiction of illicit nuclear traffic and was a leader in the national effort for emergency resolution of possible nuclear terrorism activities. He retired from Sandia in 2013 as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff.