AUSA’s Swan Reappointed to FEMA Council

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, vice president for education at the Association of the U.S. Army, has been reappointed to a three-year term on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Advisory Council.

Swan joined AUSA in 2012 after a 35-year Army career. An Iraq veteran, Swan gained wide experience in homeland security and emergency management issues, including commanding U.S. Army North, the Joint Force Headquarters U.S. Capital Region and the 7th Army Training Command. A certified emergency manager and certified protection professional, Swan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group.

A 1976 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Swan holds a master of military art and science degree from the U.S. Army's School of Advanced Military Studies. He also holds a master of arts degree in national security studies from Georgetown University and was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


The 35-member FEMA council is made up of people with various backgrounds, such as cybersecurity, emergency response and management, communication, law enforcement and government. James G. Featherstone, the general manager of the Los Angeles

Emergency Management Department, is the council chair.

Swan is one of five current members reappointed to the council.

In a statement, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said the advisory council “plays a key role to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.” For example, in March the advisory council made recommendations about addressing the needs of children during disasters, and clarifying roles of emergency medical services public health and emergency management functions to reduce duplication and confusion.