Robert “Rob” Ashe is the Acting Deputy Regional Administrator for FEMA’s Region 4 office in Atlanta. He leads and coordinates the efforts of the region’s workforce to administer federal emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery programs in coordination with state, local, and tribal emergency management.
Ashe normally serves as the National Preparedness Division Director and Federal Preparedness Coordinator for FEMA Region 4. He assumed the position in December 2022.
In this role, Ashe is responsible for providing guidance and oversight of education, training and exercises, as well as instilling equity, promoting climate resilience and promoting and sustaining a ready FEMA and prepared nation.
Ashe joined FEMA in 2020 as Deputy Division Director of Region 4’s Mission Support Division.
He served 29 years with the United States Army, retiring as a Colonel. His final assignment was with United States Army North as the Defense Coordinating Officer for FEMA Region 4. Ashe deployed in support of Hurricanes Irma, Florence, and Michael, and directed the employment of significant Department of Defense forces from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines in support of the region’s response operations.
Ashe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Albany State University, a Master of Military Science degree from The School of Advanced Military Studies, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Army War College. His awards and decorations include The Distinguished Service Medal, (2) Legion of Merit, (3) Bronze Stars, (6) Meritorious Service Medals, and the Combat Action Badge.
He is married and has two sons.