Dennis C. Tomcik
Colonel Dennis Tomcik is the Chief of the Field Operations, Training and Exercise Branch for the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, a Division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. | The Ohio Emergency Management Agency is responsible for emergency preparedness and response activities for the State of Ohio. As Field Operations Training and Exercise Branch Chief, Mr. Tomcik directs the frontline interface between the State and 88 local emergency management agencies during local and state level emergencies. Mr. Tomcik also directs the Training and Exercise Section and the statewide Disaster Logistics Support Program. | Under his direction, the Branch provides assistance to county emergency management agencies via Field Liaisons who are responsible for coordination with counties in 9 State Emergency Management Districts. He also directs the Training and Exercise Section, which designs, coordinates and participates in emergency exercises on a statewide basis. The section also provides statewide emergency management training. Mr. Tomcik serves on the First Responder Subcommittee of the State of Ohio Security Task Force. Mr. Tomcik directs the statewide Disaster Logistics Support Program, which coordinates with federal, state and local government personnel, business, industry, public service and related organizations statewide for the logistical support that may require the Strategic National Stockpile and other resources needed for natural disasters, technological emergencies and terrorism response. | Mr. Tomcik retired from the Ohio National Guard after 27 years of service, both active and National Guard, in 1997 serving as a Colonel in charge of Operations. In addition he commanded over 1,000 personnel and managed a state budget of 22 million dollars. While in the Ohio National Guard he also served as Commander of the Ravenna Arsenal and served as a member of a NATO team that assisted the entrance of the nation of Hungary into NATO. | Mr. Tomcik is a graduate of the University of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. He is also a graduate of the US Army's Command and General Staff College. | His military career includes two tours of duty in Vietnam where he served as an infantry Company Commander. In addition, Colonel Tomcik is qualified as a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger and received the following military awards: Distinguished Service Cross w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal w/ 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, a Purple Hears and other awards for valor.