Nate Galbreath

Professorial Lecturer in Forensic Sciences
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Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Maryland;  Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Retired)

Dr. Galbreath was assigned as the first Deputy Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office from 2007 to 2009. He retired from active duty on October 1, 2009.  He entered the Air Force in 1989 and was assigned to Howard Air Force Base, Panama, from 1989 – 1990 as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). He went on to serve a total of 11 years with AFOSI as an agent, a forensic science specialist, and a Special Agent in Charge at bases in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. 

Dr. Galbreath is currently a licensed clinical psychologist and forensic science specialist in independent practice in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.  He is currently serving as a subject matter expert for Booz Allen Hamilton in its support to the Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, The Pentagon, Washington DC. 

Dr. Galbreath was competitively selected by the Air Force to earn a Master of Forensic Science from the George Washington University, Washington, DC in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 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’s clinical experience focused on treating and researching sexual dysfunction and sexual disorders. He has also evaluated and treated sex offenders with Dr. Fred S. Berlin at the National Institute for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Trauma, in Baltimore, MD.  He also served as the Behavioral Health Clinic director at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, where he supervised mental heath, family advocacy, and alcohol/drug treatment programs from 2004 to 2007. 

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, and other non-governmental organizations. He created the nation’s first graduate level course on the investigation of child abuse at GWU in 2000.  Dr. Galbreath is the author of a book chapter on child molesters, co-author of a chapter on sexual disorders and the Internet, and the co-author of journal articles relating to sex offender recidivism and online sexual problems.


PhD, The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
MFS, The George Washington University