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Emergency Manager

Dumfries, VA
January 02, 2020

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Bowman Olds


Emergency Management Specialist for Tests, Training, and Exercises

Extensive experience in the planning, training, and the conduct of exercises as part of FEMA’s National Preparedness Response Cycle. Proven on the ground experience conducting training and exercises at the federal, state, local (FSL) levels from tabletop to full-scale exercises both in the US and overseas including representatives from the private sector. Leader of training teams both in the “All-Hazards” environment as well as special events at the federal and international level which have included TOPOFF and NLE as well as the Winter and Summer Olympics.


EM SME for Tests, Training, and Exercises

Emergency & Contingency


Public-Private Partnership

Emergency Management and


Crisis & Consequence



Washington DC, DOH, Joint “All-Hazards” Operations Center 2016-2019

Schneider-Electric – Mission Critical Command Center (MC3) Coordinator 2014-2016

Consultant 2013-2014

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Manager, Corporate Emergency Operations/Business Continuity, McLean, VA 2004 – 2013

•Conducted a multitude of seminars, focus groups TTXs, drills, COMEXs, functional and full-scale exercises at various jurisdictional levels for both the public and private sector in accordance with HSEEP.

•Facilitated federal and regional entities in the development and training involving the preparedness for, response to, and recovery from manmade and natural disasters.

•Built Federal, State, and Local emergency response, occupant emergency, pandemic influenza, oil spill response, and business continuity plans followed by training and exercises both in the US and overseas.

•Implemented “All-Hazards” periodic shelter-in-place, evacuation and tabletop exercises preceded by Personal Preparedness Fairs nationwide.

•Established a Corporate Emergency Response Team capable of responding to the needs of employees and their families in the aftermath of a disaster.

•Ensured a contingent of trained volunteers by instructing Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Volunteer Training Orientation for over 300 attendees, and conducted training for 1,700+ employees nationwide in emergency preparedness and workplace violence/active shooter response.

•Taught >1,300 trainees from the public and private sector on the nuances of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) by coordinating diverse exercises.

Project Manager, Trainer, Exercise Director, Winter & Summer Olympics (Salt Lake City, UT and Athens, Greece)

•Ensured the safety and security of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter and 2004 Athens Summer Olympics by bringing together a 30-person team of federal, state, and local representatives.

•Established an Olympic Security Command Center (OSCC), monitoring 100K+ visitors, conducting training activities for focus groups and national-level tabletop exercises involving 26 specialty management groups, 10 specialty management centers, and six area command centers.

Training/Project Manager/Author

*Regional Contingency Plans, training and exercises at MCB Quantico, VA & Tinker AFB, OK.

Training Manager, TOPOFF 1 and 2, CO and WA

*Led FEMA-mandated exercise, including terrorist and consequence management training, for top officials.

Spill Prevention Planner and Response Trainer, Korea, HI, ND, FL, MI, CA.

*Trained 1,200+ Defense Fuel Support Point employees and first responders in Korea and the US.

Senior Planner/Trainer, Naval Air Station Oceana and Defense Fuel Support Points in five states & ROK.


U.S. Army, Retired Colonel

Battalion Commander, 82nd Airborne Division, Sinai Desert (Multinational Force & Observers)

Brigade Executive Officer, Grenada

NATO Senior Army Standardization Representative, Brussels, Belgium

Crisis Action Team Chief, Pentagon, Army Operations Center - Exxon Valdez Oil Spill/First Gulf War Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


M.A., National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, RI

M.A., Military Arts and Science, Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

M.A., Government B.A., Political Science, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA



Secret Clearance

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)


Presenter, National Hurricane Conference, New Orleans, LA

Presenter, Governors Hurricane Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Presenter, Public Safety Communications Summit & Reston Town Center University & Model United Nations


Chairman, Prince William County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Leads emergency planning collaboration between 30 public-private entities

Former President, Association of Continuity Professionals, DC Metro Area

Sector Chief, InfraGardNCR, Government Facilities

Former Chairman, Fairfax Joint (LEPC)

Member, Mid-Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association & Tysons Security Partnership

Author, “How Will the US Withdrawal from the Republic of Korea Affect Japan's National Security?”

Past President, Toastmasters International Clubs in CA and VA

Runner, Six Marathons and Triathlon

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