Mr. Housman holds a Master of Forensic Sciences (MFS) degree. He also received a Fellowship in Forensic Medicine from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP). He is a retired special agent with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). He has over twenty-three (23) years of experience with NCIS and the FBI. His last assignment with NCIS was Chief of the Forensics Division. There he supervised the development and delivery of numerous forensic training courses for federal agents and local police officers at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), providing the instruction personally on many occasions. These courses included crime scene processing, advanced crime scene processing, death investigations, and documenting bloodstain patterns. Mr. Housman has also taught crime scene, criminalistics, and related forensic courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has been a guest lecturer on these subjects and bloodstain analysis for other universities.
Mr. Housman has investigated and/or reviewed hundreds of death cases and other violent crimes. Members of his division have investigated international war crimes, violations of murder in a war zone, and related allegations. He has led teams into foreign countries to investigate terrorist and related bombing incidents. He was recognized for his services at the Pentagon Scene during the 911 Terrorist crisis. He co-authored the Crime Scene manual used by the NCIS, and has lead teams that developed and published three (3) other forensic books used by U.S. military forces on the battlefield. He has testified in state, military and federal courts.
Mr. Housman previously served as a Vice-President for the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA) and as a board member for the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR). He has made multiple presentations to these professional organizations and to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). He has been certified as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst by the International Association for Identification (IAI).