Troy Paisley: Continuity of Operations 101
Discussion of continuity/contingency planning for state government or business utilizing FEMA’s continuity guidance.
About the Speaker
Name: Troy Paisley
Title: Continuity of Operations Administrator
Agency/Division: Administrative Services
Troy Allan Paisley was born in Cambridge, Nebraska, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Communications Specialist in January 1991. After his initial training and a yearlong tour in Korea he was assigned to 1st Group Special Force (Airborne) Fort Lewis, Washington were he was eventually awarded an ROTC Scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Troy received his bachelor degree in History from UNK and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in May 1996. After completing his infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia he was assigned to 1/8th Infantry Battalion in Fort Carson, Colorado. After serving his lieutenant years at Fort Carson, he was then assigned to Fort Jackson, South Carolina where he completed the Captain’s Career Course and was promoted to captain. As a young captain he was then assigned as the Deputy Personnel Officer at the Command General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In July 2001 he left the Regular Army and was hired as a full time member of the National Guard Officer at the 126th Chemical Battalion in Omaha, Nebraska. Troy was then assigned in the summer of 2002 as the Commander of the 754th Chemical Company. Within months of taking command, the company was mobilized in support of Operations Noble Eagle. After command he then was assigned to the Nebraska State Recruiting Command where he was promoted to major and served as an Officer Strength Manager and eventually as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Nebraska. During this time he completed his Intermediate Level Education and received his Masters of Arts degree in History from the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He was then assigned to a Mobile Training Team and deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. As a Mobile Training Team member he served in the Kandahar area first as a Personnel mentor then as the Executive Officer of the Regional Police Advisory Command – South. Upon his return from deployment Troy was assigned to the Nebraska Joint Force Headquarters in the Domestic Operations office where he served for eight month, and then was assigned as the Administrative Officer of the 126th Chemical Battalion where he eventually took command in July of 2009. After battalion command he served in various staff position, completed the U.S. Army War College, and decided this past fall to retire from active duty taking his current position at the State of Nebraska as the Continuity Administrator.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Award, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achieve Medal, and Parachutist Badge.
Troy and his wife Beth and their four children Matthew, Nathan, Kaylene, and Sarah live outside of Wahoo, Nebraska.