MG(Ret) William F. “Will” Roy joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the Director, Response Operations Division in July, 2017 and is a member of the Senior Executive Service. His responsibilities include overseeing the National Watch Center, the FEMA Operations Center, the National Response Coordination Center, FEMA’s Operations Cadre, as well as the Nation’s Urban Search and Rescue System.
Prior to joining FEMA, he served in the U.S. Army for 36 years, rising from private to the rank of Major General. Among his military assignments as a General Officer include: Commanding General, Joint Task Force-Civil Support; Deputy Commanding General for Operations, Fifth US Army; and, Deputy Director, US Army Operations, HQDA G/3/5/7. Major General (Ret) Roy has commanded at every level from platoon through two-star Joint Command, including four deployments to Afghanistan, the last as a Battle Space Owning Brigade Commander and the Base Commander for Bagram Airfield.
His decorations and badges include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) and Bronze Star Medal (for Valor and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge and Airborne/Pathfinder badges.
MG(Ret) Roy holds a B.S. in Professional Studies from the University of New Hampshire and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. He is also a graduate and former instructor of the NORTHCOM Dual Status Commander Course.