California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Director Mark Ghilarducci officially swore in Marvin Green as the new Deputy Director of Logistics Management. He was appointed on March 8.
Green has a wealth of knowledge and experience in military and private sector operations. He was the Director of Plant Operations at the Villara Corporation since 2016 and also has been the M-Day Colonel Logistics Officer in the California National Guard since 2008. Green was Director of Operations at Core-Mark International from 2013 to 2015 and Operations Manager at the Campbell Soup Company from 1995 to 2013.
Green’s military experience includes various command and staff assignments including Battalion Command of the 340th Brigade Support Battalion at Seaside, Deputy Commander of the 224th Sustainment Brigade at Long Beach, Deputy Commander of the Special Operations Detachment – North at Los Alamitos and Commander of Detachment 1 of the United States Property & Fiscal Office at Mather. Green’s overseas and combat deployments include Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn in Iraq, support for logistics training to the Odessa Military Academy in Odessa Ukraine, and support to the Ministry of Defense Logistics Subcommittee in Kyiv Ukraine.
Prior to his appointment, Green has supported Cal OES operations from the California Military Department for wildland firefighting support including the Camp Fire, flooding in Montecito, and civil unrest in Sacramento and Los Angeles. He also supported the Logistics Task Force at Cal OES addressing the Covid-19 pandemic, including advising the Department of General Services and Cal OES on the contracting of additional warehouse space for PPE, shipment of EMSA ventilator equipment to East Coast states in need, managing California Military Department support of the establishment of Federal Medical Stations adding 1,750 ICU beds to the state’s reserves, and establishment of the Battelle N-95 mask cleaning sites in Southern and Northern California. He has also worked with Cal OES on the Fuels Task Force to address aviation fuel supply chain issues impacting aerial firefighting capability.
The Disaster Logistics Planning and Coordination Branch focuses on essential functions and ensuring continued operations during emergencies. The branch maintains mission-critical operations after an emergency or disaster and provides logistical planning, synchronization, accountability, and delivery of resources to support California’s catastrophic disaster plans.