As an Assistant Chief for the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), I am responsible for the delivery of the state’s emergency management programs within the 35 counties that comprise the Southeast Texas Region – a land area slightly larger than the state of Maine. In my capacity, I support local city and county governmental jurisdictions in the execution of their emergency management programs. I routinely liaise with locally elected officials and their appointed emergency management coordinators in all phases of emergency management (preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation). During this disaster, I’ve been working with local, state and federal partners in the ordering for and delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE), planning for and setting up alternate care facilities in the event our primary care facilities become overwhelmed, establishing community based testing sites, and setting conditions for the long-term recovery from this pandemic. I continue to assist U.S. Congressional Representatives as they conduct various town hall meetings with their constituents to better inform them of the ongoing response. Additionally, as we know the financial repercussions from this disaster will be far reaching and will impact all facets of local institutions, I am also responsible for assisting local governments and other eligible entities navigate the various federal reimbursement funding streams.
COL Shaun P. Miller, CEM, PMP
Distance Class of 2020
Texas Division of Emergency Management