Dr. William Belcher
Dr. William Belcher is currently serving as the Deputy Director for the Central Identification Laboratory of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. He received his B.A. and M.A. in anthropology from Western Washington University, M.S. in Quaternary Studies from the University of Maine, and he received his PhD in Anthropology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining JPAC, Bill conducted archaeological research in northern New England and the Maritime Provinces, the Pacific Northwest, and Pakistan. In the service of JPAC he has led recovery and investigation operations in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, United Kingdom, the Republic of Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Palau, the United States, and North Korea. He has over 25 years of archaeological field and laboratory experience, and has published over 30 articles and reports in professional archaeological, anthropological, and historical journals and books.