Critical Response Group Inc., a company focused of improving the nation’s emergency preparedness, announced on Friday that Michael Rodgers has been named its new CEO.

Rodgers is a 2008 graduate of the United States Military Academy and a former officer from the United States Army’s Special Operations Command, 75th Ranger Regiment. He also worked at BAE Systems Inc., an international defense, aerospace and security company.

“We are excited to welcome Mike to our team and look forward to the future as we continue our expansion across the United States,” Phil Coyne, president of CRG, said. “His unique experiences in both the Military Special Operations community and the private sector make him a perfect fit for the team. He brings a clear vision to the company and possesses a unique ability to build relationships and alliances across all public safety disciplines.”

After graduating from West Point, Rodgers completed five deployments and later was assigned to serve as the assistant professor of military science at Princeton University.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with this team of dedicated professionals who are so clearly committed to enhancing emergency preparedness across our country. I look forward to collaborating with our public safety partners to improve the critical situational awareness of our first responder community which will save lives,” Rodgers said.