Thanks to Alex Jones, I became aware of Department Of Homeland Security’s 2014 Operation Capstone which involved a scenerio where the country is THREATENED by an anti- socialist tyranny organization

A bit of background on the Head Honcho of the exercise, Chad Payeur, gleaned from a 2015 Homeland Security schedule of events for a conference:

May 20, 2015
1:00 – 2:00/2:15 – 3:15 Breakout Session Room K308 National Exercise Program (NEP) Briefing Chad Payeur, Chief, Exercise Program Coordination Section, NED, FEMA
This presentation is a discussion on how the National Exercise Division (NED) assists communities in validating their ability to deliver needed capabilities across the five mission areas through the design and conduct of exercises in accordance with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program. Participation by communities in the NEP provides the opportunity to influence national preparedness policy and contribute to the assessment of national preparedness.
Chad Payeur is currently responsible for the National Exercise Program, working with the private sector, faith based organizations, academic institutions, local jurisdictions, states, and the federal government to build a national exercise program that can validate our collective ability to deliver the core capabilities necessary to make our nation more secure and resilient.

Chad recently served as the Lead Exercise Planner for Capstone 2014, which included over 10,000 emergency management and homeland security participants from over 20 local communities, 3 states, 2 regions, 29 private sector organizations, 10 international countries and over 50 departments/agencies – making it one of the nation’s largest emergency management exercises ever conducted on American soil.

Chad was a Navy ROTC scholarship recipient and served his country for five years as a Surface Warfare Officer. Over the past eight years has supported the implementation of three different emergency management exercise programs within the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. He completed his undergraduate degree in History and World Religions from Georgetown University in Washington DC in 2002 and received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Hawaii in 2010. Chad is also a Master Exercise Practitioner and a graduate of Harvard’s Executive Education Certificate Program: Leadership in Crisis.

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