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Oz Hill

Oz Hill

Oz Hill has more than 25 years experience in emergency preparedness and response, security management, and continuity of operations and business planning.  During a 20-plus year military career, Lt. Col. Oz Hill (U.S. Army, ret.) learned the necessity and value of preparedness. As a Firestorm Franchise Principal, he uses those lessons to help business consulting clients reach their peak preparedness levels.

As a US Army Officer, Lieutenant Colonel (United States, Korea, Europe and Middle East), Oz has significant relevant experiences as the Chief of Strategy (principal strategic planner), for the bi-national defense organization between Canada and United States, North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD; as Deputy Chief of Operations, for Third US Army; as Director of Soldier and Family Support Services, 5-52 ADA Battalion; and in service as Commander, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer for a 700 soldier combat arms battalion.

Oz was responsible for the development of strategic plans for the bi-national defense organization chartered for the aerospace defense of the North American continent.  He was also the Principal planner for the Homeland Defense initiative that led to the establishment of US Northern Command and Principal NORAD Planner for the training and employment of joint/bi-national ground forces in support of bi-national and Department of Defense exercises Vigilant Guardian and Amalgam Virgo.

Currently, as a Firestorm Principal and Chief Executive Officer, International Security Solutions Inc., Oz oversees an organization recognized as a high quality and full-service security consulting, planning, and program management corporation in the Metro-Atlanta region. ISSI’s security experts, specialists, and engineers have provided high-tech security and programmatic solutions for federal, state, and city governments, major corporations, and the aviation industry.

Recent Articles by Oz Hill

First Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Hits Glitches

Summary Problems were reported during the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, which was conducted on November 9, 2011, and which was designed to allow the president to address the American people during a national emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which ordered the test, stressed […]

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