Theodore (Ted) J. St. John, MS, MA, Ph. D. is a retired U. S. Navy Radiation Health Officer (Commander, O5) and Medical Physicist. Over a 30-year naval career he served as a nuclear submarine officer, a licensed senior reactor operator, Science Advisor (head of science and research) at the Naval Dosimetry Center in Bethesda MD, head of radiation physics and radiology department at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth VA, second in command of the Naval Medical Research Unit in San Antonio, TX, and clinical radiation therapy medical physicist at Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA.
He has a dual BS in physics and electrical engineering, an MS in physics, an MA in national security and strategic studies, and a Ph. D. in nuclear and radiological engineering (specialty in medical physics). He is currently an independent researcher, a volunteer adjunct senior research scientist at the Louisiana Accelerator Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and member of the UL Radiation Safety Committee.