An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, May 08, 2019.
The world is currently facing many threats. In 2018, Domestic Preparedness hosted the Emerging Homeland Security Issues Panel in conjunction with the Clean Gulf Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. This article summarizes the active discussion among panel members and more than 50 attendees on hybrid warfare, the threat environment, strategic and operational preparedness, emerging technology to meet these threats, and the sustainment of interagency relationships
Narrated by Bonnie Weidler.
Joseph J. Leonard Jr.
Vice President, Emergency Management Solutions Inc.
CDR Joe Leonard is a nationally recognized emergency responder, incident manager, and trainer
with 42 years of U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, volunteer municipal fire service, and private-sector
experience responding to natural disasters, oil spills, hazardous materials releases, marine fires, mass
rescue operations, mass care and shelter events, national special security events, and maritime homeland
security events. He is currently the vice president and chief operating officer of Emergency Management
Solutions Inc. He was recognized with the prestigious U.S. Navy League’s Captain David H. Jarvis Award
for Inspirational Leadership and was named a Fox News “Power Player of the Week” on 11 September 2005
for his services as the FEMA-designated Area Commander-Houston Area Mega-Shelter Operations following
landfall of Hurricane Katrina. He holds certifications as a Master Exercise Practitioner, Master
Continuity Professional, Certified Emergency Manager, Coast Guard Emergency Management Credential,
Certified Homeland Protection Professional, and Certified Port Executive. He has a bachelor’s degree in
History from the Virginia Military Institute and a master’s degree in Engineering Technology from Murray