Callsign Bulldog 6
“B6” is shorthand for Bulldog 6. That was my callsign when I served as commander of an Army Corps of Engineering District based in Kandahar, Afghanistan, responsible for 500 military and civilian personnel who delivered $2 billion in engineering design and construction across southern Afghanistan. We faced a determined enemy under austere conditions and every day was a disaster waiting to happen. That is the root of B6 Preparedness. In wartime I learned to be aware and proactive and now I share these skills with others so they can prepare, respond and recover from the toughest day they may face. A full list of my experiences is below.
Ben Wham, Colonel, USAF, Retired
26 years as an Air Force officer, retiring at the rank of Colonel.
During this time: served as Emergency Planning and Readiness Officer in overseas locations.
Oversaw Emergency and Disaster Planning function in an Air Force Base in Idaho supporting 72 fighter aircraft and 50,000 personnel (active duty, civilians, and retirees).
Oversaw Emergency Planning and Management functions at a Joint Base (Navy and Air Force) in Charleston, SC, supporting 40+ organizations and 79,000 personnel (active duty, civilians and retirees).
Served as Director for Installation Support for all Air Force bases in the middle east (nine bases, five countries, two active warzones). Covered all aspects of disaster responses to include preparing and responding to determined enemy forces.
3 years as the Associate VP for Facilities Engineering and Safety at The Citadel (Military College of South Carolina) in Charleston, SC. Authored/published/trained on plans for Emergency Management and Winter Weather Response.
Led emergency response actions for two Hurricane Warnings, one 1,000-year flood, two major weather events. Directed the education and training for several natural disaster and emergency disaster events.
3 years as a contractor and employee of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Served as Task Force Leader for a Public Assistance Team supporting Hurricane Irma response and recovery aiding 22 applicants achieve more than $50M in recovery claims.
Supported the Resilience Directorate and its key FEMA missions.