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Klug achieves Life Associate Member status

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 12:17 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 12:19 p.m. CDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — After 25 years of membership in the International Association of Identification, former Ladd resident David Klug has achieved Life Associate Member status in the organization.

Currently the senior director for federal business development at MorphoTrak in its Alexandria, Va., office, Klug earned his bachelor of science in criminalistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (at the time one of only 13 forensic science programs in the United States). He practiced as a forensic scientist at the Northern Illinois Police Crime Laboratory. In the late ‘80s he performed a national study of AFIS (automated fingerprint identification systems) in the United States sponsored by the National Institute of Justice. He then earned his master of science in criminalistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

Klug has presented to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Forensic Science Society (UK), International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), International Association of Identification, Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA), and other organizations.

In its letter of congratulations for lifetime membership, the IAI stated, “This is an achievement to which many strive but few attain.”

Klug is a 1982 graduate of Hall High School and received an associate of science in chemistry from Illinois Valley Community College in 1984. His parents are Donald and Marlene Klug of Ladd. He, his wife Georgia and son Joseph reside in Montclair, Va.

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