HONOLULU – Hawaii is the appointment of a retired Navy captain to a revision of the state Emergency Management Agency after an employee accidentally sent a warning of a ballistic missile attack.
The state of the Ministry of Defence says Thomas Travis is the agency administrator effective Friday.
The false missile alert sent to mobile phones and ether in January caused great panic and led to the collapse of the agency senior leadership. The governor has ordered a comprehensive review of agency activities.
Travis recently served as studies director at the Joint Center for Operational Analysis for the US joint Chiefs of staff. He also served in submarines at Pearl Harbor from 1977 to 1991.
Hawaii Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe” Logan selected Travis of the 10 candidates.