Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) coordinates effective disaster response and recovery efforts in support of local governments. Through planning, training and exercising we prepare ourselves, our citizens and response personnel to minimize the loss of lives and property.
Acting Administrator, Wisconsin Emergency Management
Greg Engle serves as the acting administrator of the Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) division of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs. He was appointed by Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, in September of 2021.
Mr. Engle has served as the director of WEM’s Bureau of Planning and Preparedness since 2012, where he has overseen the development of the state’s emergency response plans and the delivery of training courses and exercises to help prepare emergency responders across the state.
In this role, he has also been responsible for the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is an essential facility for coordinating state assistance for local communities during widespread disasters. It also played an integral part in the state’s COVID-19 response operations. Mr. Engle has overseen multiple activations of the EOC in response to major disasters and helped guide the transition into a new facility in 2016.
Prior to joining WEM, Mr. Engle served as director of the Homeland Security Program at the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance.
Mr. Engle received his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently teaches courses in emergency management as an adjunct professor in the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.