THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MIKE WALKER AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Mike Walker to serve as Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Mr. Mike Walker, of Smithville, Tennessee, is currently the Under Secretary of the Army. From January 1998 to June 1998, Mr. Walker served as Acting Secretary of the Army and from May 1997 to May 1998, he was the Army Acquisition Executive. Among his duties, Mr. Walker was responsible for managing the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to domestic disasters. He was the DoD coordinator for the Atlanta Olympics, the Presidential Inaugural, and the Denver Summit of the Eight. Mr. Walker joined the Clinton Administration in March 1994 as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Logistics and Environment. From 1981 to 1993, he served as Staff Director of the Senate Subcommittee on Military Construction Appropriations.
Mr. Walker attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the Cabinet level agency responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating federal assistance to major disasters and emergencies. FEMA also works with states, territories and local communities during non-disaster periods to help plan for disasters and develop mitigation programs. The Deputy Director assists the Director of FEMA in the management of the Agency.