Richard A. Cronin, Jr. currently serves as the Chief of the Employee Concerns and Protections Division of the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). OHA has jurisdiction for conducting administrative hearings and issuing decisions involving various matters, including personnel security and whistleblower complaints, and appeals brought under the Freedom of Information Act. Mr. Cronin joined OHA in 1988 as a staff attorney and has been involved in most of the various types of case adjudications that OHA has been assigned.
Prior to joining DOE and OHA, Mr. Cronin served as a pharmacist at various hospitals in Maryland and Virginia and performed a number of functions in pharmaceutic compounding and clinical pharmacy related to patient care. Mr. Cronin received a B.S. with honor in Chemistry from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia (VCU). Mr. Cronin received his law degree with honor from the University of Maryland.