Will Roy: Camp Resilient Ambassador

William F. Roy, MG (Ret) US Army

Will Roy is a grieving father who had to live through the unthinkable task of burying his own son Adam. Will was proud to watch his son follow him into the Army and to watch him become a Green Beret. Will struggles every day, because he was not able to help his son work through the traumas, stress, and pain of his military career in time.

Will has partnered with Camp Resilient in an effort to help other families save the lives of their veteran family members.

General William F. “Will” Roy is a member of FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Cadre and is responsible for leading the federal response and recovery efforts for Presidentially declared disasters.  General Roy joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2017, serving as the Director, Response Operations Division until July 2020.  His responsibilities included overseeing the National Watch Center, the FEMA Operations Center, the National Response Coordination Center, FEMA’s Operations Cadre, as well as the Nation’s Urban Search and Rescue System.

Prior to joining FEMA, he served in the U.S. Army for 36 years, rising from private to the rank of Major General. Among his military assignments as a General Officer include: Commanding General, Joint Task Force-Civil Support; Deputy Commanding General for Operations, Fifth US Army; and, Deputy Director, US Army Operations, HQDA G/3/5/7.  General Roy commanded at every level from platoon through two-star Joint Command, including four deployments to Afghanistan, the last as a Battle Space Owning Brigade Commander and the Base Commander for Bagram Airfield.

His decorations and badges include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) and Bronze Star Medal (for Valor with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge and Airborne/Pathfinder badges.

General Roy holds a B.S. in Professional Studies from the University of New Hampshire and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. He is also a graduate and former instructor of the NORTHCOM Dual Status Commander Course.