Steve Cunnion, Ph.D., M.D. is a retired Navy Captain, a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Study, Chief Medical Officer for NeuroRx, a partner for the Diogenic Group, a co-founder of iJet.com, and a Senior Medical Advisor for AURA Technologies. With over forty years of involvement in infectious disease, Dr. Cunnion was introduced to tropical medicine in 1970 as an Army combat medic assigned to the Ministry of Health in South Viet Nam. Dr. Cunnion was the scientist/physician for a joint DoD/State Department Chemical Biological Investigation Team in Thailand investigating allegations of biological and chemical use in Laos, Cambodia, and Afghanistan and assisting the Thai military in malaria and HIV control. He has held other positions as a professor at the Uniformed Services University teaching outbreak investigations and malaria epidemiology and the Director of Preventive Medicine and Occupational Health at the Bureau of Medicine. He received the2003 ProMED Reporting Award for being the first person to alert the Western world of the disease outbreak known as SARS.