HAMPTON, Va. – ATS expert and retired U.S. Army Col. Jeff Suver was hand-selected to provide strategic and operational-level support for the Ohio National Guard and Ohio State Emergency Management Agency during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suver’s longstanding experience with emergency response planning, Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) processes, and military operations made him a desired candidate to support the COVID-19 response for the state of Ohio.
Suver joined ATS in 2019 and has served as a Homeland Security emergency response planner. In this position, Suver offers strategic planning and support to military and municipal organizations across the United States.
Suver retired from the Ohio National Guard as an Active Guard Reservist after a 25-year career. His last assignment with the Ohio National Guard was as director of joint operations. During his career he also served as the deputy director of joint operations and the commander of the 52nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team.
Suver is expected to now serve with the Ohio National Guard for 30-90 days depending on the length of the pandemic and the need for his expertise.
“When I return to ATS, I look forward to bringing customers best practices, lessons learned and insights of the strategic, operational, and tactical actions of military and civilian operators responding to this pandemic,” said Suver.
As a leading provider of training and operational support technologies for national defense and emergency management, ATS conducts more than 100 State and Federal interactive and immersive crisis response and consequence management training exercises annually. Staffed by former emergency management and military leaders, ATS delivers cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions to save lives by building resilient organizations. ATS is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business offering technology and services to increase effectiveness in planning, training, and operations.