Jacob “Matt” Tate | National Director for Response and Recovery

Matt retired after 25 years with United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with 20 of those years providing leadership in a variety of USACE projects, programs, and disaster related response missions. During his time with USACE, Matt was deployed to 38 different disaster events that included floods, hurricanes, typhoons, wildfires, winter weather and building collapses throughout the US and outside the continental US. His extensive background makes him uniquely qualified to take on CG’s newest role of “National Director for Response and Recovery”. In this role, Matt will expand CG’s opportunities in the federal markets while also bolstering our already successful pre-event contracting, as well as establish and foster strategic teaming partnerships.

Matt started his esteemed career as an engineering co-op student in 1999 with USACE Mobile District. After graduating from the University of South Alabama in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Matt worked his way up to Supervisory Civil Engineer, and in 2008 was selected as Mobile District Disaster Program Manager for the Emergency Management Branch, Operations Division. Serving in this position, he was responsible for readiness and response activities throughout the District’s area of responsibility, including all hazards disaster related programs, directives, detailed plans, and preparedness measures. He also served as the USACE National Debris Program Manager/ Lead Subject Matter Expert where he managed all FEMA missions that included debris activities assigned to the Department of Defense. Matt frequently briefed and provided information to the Head Quarters USACE and General Staff. He served as the primary point of contact for all manners of debris mission activation and deployment recommendations, to be prepared for potential debris missions. Matt received numerous awards and recognition throughout his illustrious career.



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