Nimmich confirmed as FEMA deputy administrator

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The Senate recently confirmed Joseph Nimmich as deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Senate recently confirmed Joseph Nimmich as deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"Joe will continue to ensure that FEMA effectively leverages its full resources to help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from major disasters," Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

Nimmich is the ninth Senate-confirmed presidential appointment to a senior-level position within the DHS since December.

Since 2013, Nimmich has served as the associate administrator for response and recovery at FEMA. From 2011 to 2013, he was the director of maritime surveillance and security at Raytheon Corp.

Nimmich served in the United States Coast Guard from 1977 to 2010, attaining the rank of rear admiral. He also served in several other positions throughout his time in the Coast Guard, including commander of the First Coast Guard District and deputy chief of staff.

He has experience with the Department of Defense as the director of the Joint Interagency Task Force South and assistant commandant for policy and planning. Nimmich has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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