Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Kevin Kugel Named Director of the Providence Emergency Management Agency


PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Kevin
Kugel will serve as Director of the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).
Most recently, LTC (Ret.) Kugel was of Professor of Military Science at Providence
College where he was chair of the department.

«LTC Kugel (Ret.) has an admirable and well respected history of service with the
U.S. Army in addition to showing strong leadership in the classroom through his work
at Providence College,» said Mayor Jorge Elorza. «Providence is lucky to have a
tried and tested leader ready to prepare and serve the residents whenever PEMA is

Prior to his work at Providence College, LTC Kugel (Ret.) has held various positions
within the United States Army. He was the Chief of Operational and Strategic
Concepts for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence where he oversaw the
development of a plan to restructure the personnel, equipment, unit structure and
mission for the entire U.S. Army Chemical Corps across Active Duty, Army Reserve and
National Guard.

He was also an Executive Officer, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
Defense Officer and the Commander of Chemical Company where he led a company during
12 months of combat operations in Iraq including HAZMAT response among other

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