Darren J. Blue, Chief, Emergency Response and Recovery Officer
Darren J. Blue serves as the Associate Administrator for Emergency Response and Recovery within the United States General Services Administration. In this role he is responsible for organizing agency resources into a central office that provides direct support to first responders, emergency workers and recovery teams during Presidentially declared disasters and continuity of government events.
Since May of 2008, Mr. Blue has been an integral member of the GSA headquarters team, serving as both the Director of Policy and Plans and the Acting Chief of the Office of Emergency Response and Recovery. Before joining GSA, he held a number of assignments in the national contingency community, including Deputy Director for Continuity and Crisis Management Policy within the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Emergency Preparedness Branch Chief within the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Prior to beginning a civilian career, he served on active duty for nine years in the U.S. Army, where he held a variety of assignments in infantry, special operations and military intelligence units. His military service includes overseas duty during combat operations in support of Operation’s Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Blue holds a bachelor’s degree of interdisciplinary studies in Federal Program Management from George Mason University and a Masters Degree of Science in National Resource Strategy from The National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.