Gilmore Commission - Panel Chair and Members

Project Director: Mike Wermuth
Co-project Director: Jennifer Brower

Name and Affiliation


James S. Gilmore, III, Attorney at Law, and former Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Chairman

State government

George Foresman, Deputy Director, Office of Commonwealth Preparedness, Commonwealth of Virginia, Vice Chairman

Emergency response-State

L. Paul Bremer, Presidential Envoy and Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq; Former Ambassador-at-Large for Counter-Terrorism, U.S. Department of State (Member until May 5, 2003)


Michael Freeman, Chief, Los Angeles County Fire Department

Emergency response - local

William Garrison (Major General, U.S. Army, Retired), Corporate Executive, and Former Commander, U.S. Army Special Operations Command's Delta Force

Military special operations

Ellen M. Gordon, Administrator, Emergency Management Division, Department of Public Defense, State of Iowa, and Past President, National Emergency Management Association

Emergency response - state

James Greenleaf, Independent Consultant, and Former Associate Deputy for Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Law enforcement - federal

William Jenaway, Independent Consultant, and Chief of Fire and Rescue Services, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Emergency response - local

William Dallas Jones, Director, Office of Emergency Services, State of California

Emergency Response - state

Paul M. Maniscalco, University Assistant Professor, Past President, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, and Deputy Chief/Paramedic, City of New York Fire Department, EMSC Emergency response-local

Emergency response - local

John O. Marsh, Jr., Attorney at Law, former Secretary of the Army, and former Member of Congress

Government structure, interagency coordination, cyber, and legal

Kathleen O'Brien, University Executive, and former City Coordinator, City of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Municipal government

M. Patricia Quinlisk, M.D., Medical Director/State Epidemiologist, Department of Public Health, State of Iowa

Health - state

Patrick Ralston, Executive Director, Indiana State Emergency Management Agency; Executive Director, Department of Fire and Building Services; and Executive Director, Public Safety Training Institute, State of Indiana

Emergency response - state

William Reno (Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired), Corporate Executive, former Senior Vice President of Operations, American Red Cross

Non-governmental organizations

Kenneth Shine, M.D., Policy Analyst, and former President, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences

Health - federal

Alan D. Vickery, Deputy Chief, Special Operations, Seattle Fire Department

Emergency response - local

Hubert Williams, President, The Police Foundation

Law enforcement and civil liberties


John Hathaway, U.S. Department of Defense Representative

John Lombardi, U.S. Department of Defense Alternative Representative

Michael A. Wermuth, Senior Policy Analyst, RAND, Executive Project Director

Jennifer Brower, Senior Policy Analyst, RAND, Co-Project Director


The Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense

James R. Clapper, Jr. (Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force, Retired), former panel Vice Chairman; Director, National Imagery and Mapping Agency (now the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency); former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

James Q. Wilson, Ph.D., former Harvard and UCLA professor; member, board of trustees, American Enterprise Institute; former member, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

Richard Falkenrath, Office of Homeland Security; former Associate Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Ronald S. Neubauer, Chief of Police, St. Peters, Missouri, and Past President, International Association of Chiefs of Police

Raymond Downey, Deputy Chief, and Commander, Special Operations, Fire Department of the City of New York (Killed in the Line of Duty, New York City, September 11, 2001

John Gannon, Staff Director, Select Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives; former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence; and former Chairman, National Intelligence Council

Joseph Samuels, Jr., Chief of Police, Richmond, California, and Immediate Past President, International Association of Chief of Police