For Immediate Release January 30, 2012
VICE DIRECTOR OF STATE CIVIL DEFENSE SELECTED
HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii Department of Defense announced the selection of retired Washington Army National Guard Lt. Col. Doug Mayne as vice director of State Civil Defense. Selected following a rigorous nationwide search process, Mayne will oversee the day-to-day administration, training and readiness of State Civil Defense personnel, as well as coordinate with private industries and county, state and federal disaster response agencies.
Currently based in Olympia, Wash., Mayne has served as a federal coordinating officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region X, where he led responses to seven disasters in six states over the last four years. In his new position, Mayne will report directly to Maj. Gen. Darryll Wong, State Adjutant General and director of State Civil Defense.
Mayne previously worked with the Hawaii Joint Force HQ staff in 2007 during the annual Makani Pahili disaster response exercise. Mayne has also served as the deputy director of the J5/7 (future operations and training) for the joint staff of the Washington State National Guard; chief of staff for the 4th Brigade, 91st Division (Training Support), Fort Lewis, Wash.; training officer, 81st Infantry Brigade (Mechanized) Washington National Guard; and commander of the 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Washington National Guard.
“Doug has a wealth of experience in disaster management on the national level as well as years of service in Washington State, which has the same arrangement as Hawaii – National Guard, Emergency Management and Homeland Security functioning under the same department – so he already knows how to work well within that framework,” said Maj. Gen. Wong. “His years of experience at the local, state and federal levels, where he directed programs, wrote and implemented plans and led large staffs during disaster responses, makes him the best choice.”
Mayne holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership and master’s certificates in organizational development and human resources from Chapman University, Fort Lewis Campus, Wash. He also has a bachelor’s of history from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
During his tenure with emergency response in Washington State, Mayne developed the Washington State National Guard all-hazards response plan; assisted with writing the Washington Emergency Management Division’s evacuee support plan for Hurricane Katrina; and developed and implemented a multi-year disaster response exercise program that brought together more than 110 local, state, federal, tribal and non-governmental organizations in multi-tiered disaster and terrorism response exercises.
Mayne is scheduled to relocate to Hawaii and assume his new duties in March.
For more information, contact:
Lt. Col. Charles Anthony
Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (808) 733-4258