EMA Staff

Jonathan W. Gaddy, Director

Jonathan Gaddy is the Emergency Management Director for Calhoun County, Alabama, where he has worked since 2007.  Mr. Gaddy has responded to multiple federally declared disasters both in Alabama and around the nation, including the 2011 tornado outbreak in Alabama, Superstorm Sandy in New York in 2012, and hurricanes Joaquin in 2015, Matthew in 2016, and Harvey, Maria, and Irma in 2017. In addition to his duties at the EMA, he serves as President of the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers and works on a federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team. Mr. Gaddy is a graduate of JSU and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and is an Alabama Certified Local Emergency Manager (CLEM). Mr. Gaddy received the Alabama Association of Emergency Manager's President's Award in 2016 and the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) Program Manager's Award for Superior Service in 2010.

Education:

  • Master of Arts, Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School (2016)
  • Bachelor of Science, Geography, Jacksonville State University (2010)
  • FEMA National Emergency Management Executive Academy (2016)
  • Leadership Calhoun County (2016)

Greg Militano, Deputy Director

Greg Militano is the Deputy Director of the Calhoun County EMA and has been with the agency since 2003. Mr. Militano manages the agency's grant programs and interoperable communications. He is the liaison to the county's amateur radio emergency communications group. Mr. Militano is a graduate of Jacksonville State University and holds an Advanced Level Emergency Manager (ALEM) certification from the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers.

Programs:

  • Grants, finance and administration
  • Communications

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Forensics, Jacksonville State University (1988)
  • FEMA Emergency Management Advanced Academy (2017)
  • Communiations Technician (COM-T) Instructor

Myles Chamblee, Emergency Management Officer II

Myles Chamblee is an emergency management officer with the Calhoun County EMA. Since he began working at the EMA in 2013, Mr. Chamblee's responsibilities have included community preparedness, emergency planning, hazard mitigation, and external affaris and is the liaison to the county's Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) group. He manages Calhoun County's Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Citizen Corps programs. Mr. Chamblee is a graduate of Jacksonville State University and holds an Advanced Level Emergency Manager (ALEM) certification from the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers.

Programs:

  • External Affairs
  • Planning
  • Preparedness
  • Program Development Team (PDT) Coordinator

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Emergency Management, Jacksonville State University (2013)
  • FEMA Emergency Management Basic Academy Instructor

David Randle, Emergency Management Officer II

David Randle is an emergency management officer with the Calhoun County EMA and has been with the agency since 2014, when he retired from the Anniston Fire Department as Assistant Chief. Mr. Randles responsibilities at the EMA include operations, logistics, and management of the EMA's robust emergency and disaster training program for the community's first responders and stakeholder agencies. He holds an Advanced Level Emergency Manager (ALEM) certification from the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers.

Programs:

  • Emergency Operations
  • Training
  • Exercises and Evaluations

Education:

  • Currently attending Columbia Southern University's Fire Administration program (in progress)
  • FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP)
  • FEMA Emergency Management Basic Academy Instructor