As a global leader in emergency management and international training, William L. Carwile supports Cadmus programs in Korea and the United States. Bill brings to Cadmus clients a wealth of insights gained from a remarkable career that spans senior executive roles in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as the United States Army.
As the Assistant Administrator, Response Directorate in FEMA, Bill was responsible for overseeing the reorganization of FEMA’s operational components and supervising the Response, Recovery, and Logistics Directorates; the Office of Federal Disaster Coordination; and the Office of Readiness Assessment. As FEMA’s Director of Disaster Operations, Bill was responsible for the training and readiness of FEMA’s operational elements through all large-scale events from 2009 until his retirement, including Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.
Bill Carwile’s senior emergency management leadership experiences include major cyclonic events in the Pacific, Puerto Rico, and the Gulf Coast States, including Hurricane Katrina. His senior leadership experiences also encompass the New York City World Trade Center response and the unprecedented 2003 California wildfire season. During the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and two other National Special Security Events, he supervised preparations for possible consequence management operations.
In addition to both his military and federal government careers, Bill has held positions as a subject matter expert at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, at the Naval Postgraduate School, Texas A&M University, and the Homeland Security Institute. He has advised foreign officials on national level approaches to emergency management through the U.S. Agency for International Development in Indonesia, Mongolia, and Thailand; the World Bank in Vietnam; and the Department of Defense in the Republic of Georgia. He has spoken at disaster response related forums in Russia, Japan, the Republic of China, Canada, and Slovenia.
Bill received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Public Administration from Shippensburg University. He also completed national security studies at the United States Army War College.