GREGORY A. MYERS
Gregory A. Myers is the Cabinet Secretary for New Mexico’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). In 2012, Myers retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Colonel after 25 years of military service.
As Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Myers oversees and coordinates the state’s efforts for the prevention, preparedness and response and recovery for all hazards, disasters, emergencies and terrorist acts. He also ensures the Department serves as the bridge between State and Federal Government and the cities, counties, pueblos and tribes of New Mexico for homeland security and emergency management activities.
Prior to joining the Department, Myers was Director of Process Improvement and Integration, Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. As director, he was responsible for leading Air Force assessments that improved enterprise processes. Additionally, he provided Air Force trending for the nuclear enterprise, and analysis and process improvement facilitation to Headquarters Air Force. Prior to his assignment to Kirtland, he served as Commander of 15 Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Stewart, Georgia. As the senior Air Force advisor to the ground commander, he was responsible for integrating air power into combat operation campaign plans.
Myers began his military service after graduating from Officer Training School with academic and military honors. His flying assignments included duties as a B-52 instructor electronic warfare officer and B-1 instructor weapon systems officer. He accumulated over 2,400 flying hours and was awarded an Air Medal for flying operations in Desert Storm. Myers was also awarded three Bronze Stars for three deployments as commander during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Myers holds a Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma and Master’s degrees in Strategic Studies from Air University and Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University.
Cabinet Secretary Myers resides in Albuquerque, NM with his wife Sherry, his mother Virgina and has a daughter, Anne, who is a registered nurse at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque.