Disaster Operations & Mission Deployments


* On‑Scene Medical or Aeromedical Evacuation Operations Director

** Planning Section Chief/Lead Planner
*** Incident Commander 

Federal Responses - Planning Section Chief


HHS/IRCT Valdosta, GA:  Hurricane Matthew Response -
Oct 2016
FEMA/HHS, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Zika Unified Command Group/Zika Task Force - Oct 2016
HHS/IRCT Washington DC: Louisiana Floods and Hurricane Hermine Response - Aug-Sept 2016
HHS/IRCT Cleveland, OH: Republican National Convention - Jul 2016
HHS/IRCT Washington DC: Police Officer Memorial - May 2016

 ​HHS/IRCT, Wash DC: Presidential SOTUA** - Jan 2014


HHS/IRCT, Baton Rouge, LA, Hurricane Isaac** - Aug-Sep 2012
HHS/IRCT, New York City, NY, Hurricane Sandy** - Oct-Nov 2012

​HHS/IRCT, Wash DC: Presidential SOTUA** - Jan 2012

HHS/IRCT, Wash DC: Presidential SOTUA** - Jan 2011
HHS/IRCT, New Madrid Earthquake, National Level Exercise, Missouri** - May 2011

​HHS/IRCT, Haitian 7.0 Earthquake, Port Au Prince Haiti** - Feb-Mar 2010

HHS/IRCT, Wash DC: Presidential Inauguration** - January 2009
HHS/IRCT, DC: Presidential State of Union (SOTUA)** - Feb 2009
FEMA HQs, Pandemic Influenza, Trained FEMA HQs Staff - May 2009

FEMA JFO, Hurricanes Gustav/Ike, Baton Rouge, LA** - Aug/Sep 2008
FEMA JFO, Hurricane Ike, Austin, TX** - Sept 2008
FEMA RRCC, New England Ice Storm, , Maynard, MA** - Dec 2008

FEMA DMAT, Langley AFB Air Shows, Hampton, VA** - 2004-2009

FEMA Management Support Team, Hurricane Rita – Florida** - 2006
FEMA Management Support Team, Hurricane Rita – Texas** - 2006
FEMA DMAT, Hurricane Katrina, Picayune, MS** - Sept 2006
FEMA DMAT, Hurricane Katrina, Chalmette, LA** - Oct 2006

​FEMA Joint Mgt Team, Hurricane Ivan, Ft Rucker, AL** - Sept 2004
FEMA Group Supervisor Pensacola, FL Hurricanes Ivan/Jeanne - 2004

FEMA HQs Wash DC: Hurricanes Bonnie, Charlie, Frances

Medical Incident Commander - Mass Casualty Incidents


Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia - Mass Casualty bus rollover, 23 Injured*** - 13 Oct 1999

Mogadishu, Somalia - Mass Casualty Incident, 123 Wounded, Insurgent Attack*** - 3 Jun 1993
Mogadishu, Somalia - Mass Casualty Incident, 84 Wounded, Insurgent Battle*** - 17 Jun 1993
Mogadishu, Somalia - Mass Casualty Incident, 63 Injured, Insurgent Buss Rollover*** - 29 Jun 1993
Mogadishu, Somalia - Mass Casualty Incident, 53 Wounded, Insurgent Attack/Battle*** - 2 Jul 1993
Baidoa, Somalia - Mass Casualty Incident, 43 Wounded, Bus Explosion from Mine*** - 29 Jul 1993
Mogadishu, Somalia - Mass Casualty Incident, 27 Wounded, UN Sweep Operations*** - 6 Aug 1993
Mogadishu, Somalia - Mass Casualty Incident 113 Wounded, Mine and Insurgent Ambush*** - 9 Sep 1993
Belet Weyne, Somalia - Mass Casualty Incident, 33 Wounded, Mine incident with bus*** - 3 Oct 1993
Mogadishu, Somalia - Mass Casualty Incident, 81 Wounded, 17 Fatalities, Mogadishu Ranger Battle
and 38 other Mass Casualty Events
*** - 3-4 Oct 1993
Mogadishu, Somalia - Multiple Mass Casualty Incidents - 32 Incidents involving 5-20 Wounded/Injured*** - Jun-Dec 1993

Osan Korea - Mass Casualty Incident, 46 Injured/16 Dead, Fuel Tank Explosion/Fire*** - 5 Apr 1985

DOD Medical Operations Officer / Planner


Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City - 2002

State of the Union Addresses - 2001 & 2002

Terrorist Response Planning for Presidential Inauguration - 2001
World Monetary Fund - Oct 2001
9/11: New York World Trade Center Attack ( First Arriving Senior DoD Liaison Officer) - 11 Sept 2001


Operation Southern Watch, Saudi Arabia - Aug 1999 to Jul 2000


Kosovo Campaign - Spring 1999


Operation Desert Focus/Strike, Saudi Arabia** - Aug-Nov 1996

Operation United Shield, Rescue of UN from Somalia** - 1995

Operation Safe Haven Cuban Refugee Camp Ops in Panama** - 1994-1995
Operation Distant Haven Cuban Refugee Ops in Surinam** - 1994-1995

Operation Sea Signal, Haitian/Cuban Refugee Ops in Cuba** - 1994
Operation Restore Democracy/Haiti Invasion/Restoration** - 1994
Operation Vigilant Warrior, response to Iraqi threats** - 1994

Mogadishu, Somalia - Operation Restore Hope, UN Medical Director, 95 casualty events with 42 mass casualty incidents, including major combat incidents of 144, 122, 109, 102, 88, 65, 56, 43, and 33 wounded; and accidents of 44, 31, and 22 injured* - 1993-1994

Operations Southern Samaritan, Southern Cross and Southern Hope, Humanitarian Health Care missions in 13 Latin American Countries** - 1991-1993

Operations Support Justice I & II, Counter Drug Operations


Persian Gulf Crisis - forward headquarters planner later, Commander of two 150 bed Staging Hospitals in Saudi Arabia/Bahrain

Truk Island, Typhoon Disaster - Nov 1987

Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada Rescue Operation - Oct 1983

Sacramento, CA - F‑111 Bomber Crash, 2 injured* - Feb 1982

McClellan AFB, CA - Chemical Fire, (6 injured)* - ​Oct 1980

Incident Management Team Responses - East Valley Incident Management Team (EVIMT)


Pat Tillman Run, Arizona State University/Tempe, AZ - 2013
Exercise Angel Thunder, Mesa, AZ - 2013
PAC 12 Football Championship Game, Tempe, AZ - 6 Dec 2013

Salt River Memorial Day Weekend - May 2012

DOD Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) Operations Officer


Mogadishu, Somalia - Multiple Combat Casualty Evacuation Missions (39 mass casualty incidents)* - Mar 1993 - Feb 1995

Eglin AFB Parachute Disaster, 32 injured* - Feb 1983
Caracas, Venezuela - Refinery Fire, 15 burn patients* - May 1983

Malaga, Spain - DC‑10 Crash, 69 injured* - Oct 1982
Memphis, TN - Refinery Fire, 7 Burn patients* - Dec 1982

Civil Fire Fighter / EMT-Paramedic / EOC Staff Officer (Major Incidents)



Arizona -Super Bowl XLIX, Planning Section Chief – City of Scottsdale, Arizona EOC - Jan/Feb 2015


Arizona - Floods/SAR for stranded persons*** - Sept 2013
Arizona - 7 Missing/Lost person/aircraft search missions*** - 2013

Arizona - 10 Missing/Lost person/aircraft search missions*** - 2012

Arizona - 9 Missing/Lost person/aircraft search missions*** - 2011

Mesa, Arizona - 4 Emergency Aircraft Locator Missions - 2010
​Arizona - 8 Missing/Lost person/aircraft search missions*** - 2010

Yorktown, VA - County EOC Tropical Storm Ernesto - 2006

Yorktown, VA - County EOC Hurricane Gaston - 2004

Yorktown, VA - Tornado Incident, 5 homes damaged - July 2003
Yorktown, VA - County EOC Hurricane Isabel - Sept 2003

Yorktown, VA - Civil Rights Demonstration Incident - Apr 2002

New York City - World Trade Center (Ground Zero) - 11 Sep 2001

Yorktown, VA - Christmas Eve Ice Storm - 1998
Yorktown, VA - Hurricanes - 1995-1998

Austin, TX - Christmas Floods, Dec 91, 6 Rescues/Saves*** - Dec 1991

New Baden, IL - Tornado Disaster, 108 injured - Dec 1982
Sacramento, CA - Foothill High School Fire - Apr 1982

Sacramento, CA - Interstate 80 Hazardous Chemical Spill - Oct 1981

North Sacramento, CA - Conflagration, 36 Structures - Aug 1979

Riverside, CA - B-52 Bomber Crash - Nov 1978

Topanga Canyon, Elsinore Lake Canyon, Lake Perris, Mt Baldy, and 12 other major fires - 1974-1980