Ted Monette

Theodore A. Monette Jr. (December 31, 1945–March 30, 2020)[1] was an American army colonel who had served as FEMA director of the Office of Federal Coordinating Officer Operations.

Ted Monette
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Portrait of Ted Monette
BornDecember 31, 1945
Springfield, Massachusetts
DiedMarch 30, 2020
Holyoke, Massachusetts


Monette was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency after serving 30 years in the U.S. Army. He was the senior federal official in charge of response and recovery operations after the 2001 September 11 attack on New York City. He also guided the response and relief effort after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.[2] Monette was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf wars.[3]

He died during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and was buried at the Massachusetts Memorial Veteran's Cemetery in Agawam on April 7, 2020.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Theodore A. Monette Jr. 1945-2020". Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  2. ^ "Former FEMA Official Ted Monette, Leader of Katrina and 9/11 Responses, Dies from Coronavirus". Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  3. ^ "Retired U.S. Army Colonel among 15 veterans who died at Soldiers' Home in Holyoke". Retrieved 2020-04-19.