Obama nominates Joseph Nimmich as FEMA deputy administrator

President Obama recently nominated Joseph Nimmich, FEMA's associate administrator for response and recovery, to be FEMA's next deputy administrator.

Prior to serving as the associate administrator for response and recovery, Nimmich was the director of maritime surveillance and security at Raytheon Corporation from 2011 to 2013, IAEM reports.

Obama's nomination was referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

Nimmich was a member of the leadership team at Pennsylvania State University's Applied Research Lab from 2010 to 2011. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1977 to 2010, where he attained the rank of rear admiral. During his time with the Coast Guard he served as the commander of the Coast Guard Group - Key West, deputy chief of staff of the Coast Guard, assistant commandant for policy and planning, director of the Joint Interagency Task Force South at the DoD and as commander of the First Coast Guard District.

Obama also announced his intent to nominate other individuals to administration posts, including Alissa Starzak for general counsel of the Army in the DoD and John Francis Tefft as ambassador to the Russian Federation in the State Department.

"I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country," Obama said. "I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."