John Amabile

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Emergency Planning Management Inc.


John J. Amabile is the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and part-owner of Emergency Planning Management Inc. (EPM), a Small Business Administration certified Small Disadvantaged Business, a recently graduated 8(a) Small Business Development Program participant, and a Department of Veterans Affairs - Center for Verification and Evaluation - verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. EPM is a federal government contract service provider demonstrating professionalism, knowledge, and team building expertise, delivering results and positioning our client’s interests as the foundation of our business. EPM’s experience, spans over twelve years, as both a prime and subcontractor has always resulted in optimum service and turn-key solutions while achieving high performance ratings.

John came to EPM in 2011 from Brookhaven Science Associates, where he was a government contractor for the Department of Energy, performing as the Director of Laboratory Protection at the Brookhaven National Laboratory campus on Long Island, New York. John provided leadership for personnel conducting continuous security operations, emergency response, and emergency planning strategies protecting the assets and image of a National Laboratory with special nuclear materials, classified and unclassified work, and several major world-renowned scientific machines and laboratories.

Prior to that, John was the Director of Security Operations at the Disneyland Resort, responsible for all resort continuous security operations and strategies protecting assets of two Disney theme parks, three resort hotels, the Downtown Disney complex, all resort parking areas for employees and guests, and all back-of-house logistic and administrative areas. This responsibility protected over 17 million visitors annually, including state, national, and international VIPs, and over 22,000 employees.

Prior to Disney, John was with Wackenhut Services Incorporated (WSI), a government contractor for the Department of Energy, providing contract security services and all firearm, advanced firearm, and tactical training for three levels of police officers protecting the Nevada Test Site and its vital national resources.

John is retired United States Army, and his career culminated as the Directorate Sergeant Major of the United States Army Military Police School responsible for all military police training programs Army-wide. He was the principle advisor responsible for all matters pertaining to the training of personnel that ultimately affected the readiness of the Military Police Corps. A United States Army Ranger and Master-rated Parachutist with combat experience in Panama and Iraq. He supported several global contingencies under hostile conditions including; Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Kosovo.

John is originally from Chicago, Illinois and married to the former Lourdes Rodriguez of San Juan, Puerto Rico. They have a son, Michael Anthony (Operations Manager with Amazon), and daughter, Gianna Sara (student at Virginia Tech). John and Lourdes currently reside in northern Virginia.