John Rabin currently serves as the Assistant Administrator for Field Operations, where he is responsible for developing, maintaining, and deploying the 13,000 personnel of the disaster workforce that includes: the Field Leadership Cadre of Federal Coordinating Officers (FCOs) and Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinators (FDRCs), Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMATs), Full-time employees, FEMA Corps, Reservists, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Surge Capacity Force.
From May 2017 until October 2017, Mr. Rabin served as the Acting Regional Administrator of FEMA Region II, where he directed all aspects of federal emergency management for the States of New Jersey and New York, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of the United States Virgin Islands and the Native American Tribal Nations in the Region. During Hurricanes Irma and Maria, he was on the ground in Puerto Rico and in the U.S. Virgin Islands, leading the region in the complex lifesaving and life-sustaining operations.
Prior to his assignment in Field Operations, Mr. Rabin served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for National Preparedness. In this role, he led the day-to-day operations that provided the guidance, training, exercises, and programs to prepare the Nation to prevent, protect from, respond to, and recover from all hazards.
Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Rabin worked in the private sector as the Vice President for Strategy at Logic Studio Corporation, a service management software firm. He was also the Vice President for Homeland Security at DFI, a national security consulting firm that supported senior decision-makers in the US government.
A firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT), Mr. Rabin is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.