11. ARRL Director of Emergency Management

The American Radio Relay League has added a new position to its staff – Director of Emergency Management. Paul Z. Gilbert, a Texas Extra Class amateur, has been hired to fill the position.

In addition to his FCC license, Mr. Gilbert has completed the Department of Homeland Security Communications Leader (COML), Communications Technician (COMT) and Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOM) courses.

The Director of Emergency Management will have overall responsibility for ARRL EMCOMM operations, including the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and National Traffic System (NTS). For further details, see the news items at www.arrl.org .

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV