ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Major General Philip G. Killey (ret.), former Director of the Air National Guard and Commander of the 1st Air Force, has joined the Advisory Board of Previstar, Inc.
Previstar is a provider of crisis management software. It provides an easy-to-use, automated software system that enables emergency managers, first responders, and public health officials to plan for, respond to, and recover from any hazard, incident or event.
“Major General Killey’s 40 years’ combined experience in the Air Force and Air National Guard has given him a unique perspective on the needs of the markets we serve,” said Keith Stringfellow, President and CEO of Previstar. “His insights are invaluable as we assist organizations and municipalities that are transitioning into forward-thinking operations.”
As Director of the Air National Guard, Major General Killey oversaw the modernization of the Guard, integrating it into every mission area of the USAF worldwide. “In addition, the National Guard is the lead response agency for domestic disasters,” Major General Killey said. “As first responders, the Guard understands how effective prior planning can make the difference between success and failure in critical situations.
“This is precisely the mission of Previstar’s customers,” Killey continued. “Incorporating the best-in-class practices from both the private and public sectors can mean only good things for the publics they serve.”
Major General Killey’s career in the Air Force began in 1963, and among his numerous awards and decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. From 1994 to 1998 he was, as Commander of the 1st Air Force, responsible for the air sovereignty and defense of the United States. He also served as Adjutant General, South Dakota National Guard and the Secretary of Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
He currently provides consulting services to defense and homeland security-related agencies and companies.
Organizations have used Previstar to prepare for bioterrorism attacks, to protect citizens and athletes at the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics, and to recover from the multiple 2004 Florida hurricanes and Hurricane Katrina. Previstar enables any jurisdiction or organization to become compliant with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) guidelines.
The company’s Continual Preparedness System delivers a totally integrated intelligent resource and information management platform to dynamically direct the resources, tasks and relationships necessary to protect responders, citizens, and property.
Previstar is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia and conducts research and development activities at its facility in Knoxville, Tennessee.
For more information visit www.Previstar.com