An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, January 18, 2023.
When supply chains were diminished during the coronavirus pandemic, leaders had to find innovative ways to protect their communities. In Texas, they used the Pony Express model to ensure the delivery of personal protective equipment, critical supplies, and vaccines to those in need.
Narrated by Bonnie Weidler.
Monty Dozier, Ph.D., is in his 39th year of service with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. During his career, he has served as a county extension agent in four counties, as an extension specialist in conservation and water, as well as the Southeast Region program leader and special assistant to the Rebuild Texas Commission following Hurricane Harvey. He currently leads the AgriLife Extension Disaster Assessment and Recovery Unit. This unit works with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and other response and recovery agencies to enhance Texas’ ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a variety of disasters. During his time with AgriLife Extension, he has received many awards, including the AgriLife Extension Superior Service Award and the Texas A&M University System Regents Fellow Award. He is a second lieutenant in the George H. W. Bush Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, where he serves as the squadron’s emergency services officer. In addition, he serves as a leader for the Robertson County 4-H program and as a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Franklin.