Brock Long

Brock Long testifies at a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing in June 2017.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FEMA Administrator Brock Long, an Appalachian State University graduate, resigned from his post on Wednesday, Feb. 13, after less than two years.

“While this has been the opportunity of the lifetime, it is time for me to go home to my other family – my beautiful wife and two incredible boys,” Long said in a letter published by FEMA. “Life is too short not to be with the ones that you love most, and I need to ensure my boys grow up to exhibit the same levels of patriotism that you do. With that, I have respectfully resigned as FEMA administrator.”

According to Politico, Long was previously the subject of a Department on Homeland Security investigation into his use of government vehicles and personnel when traveling from his Washington, D.C., office and home in Hickory on weekends. Long later reimbursed the government for those expenses, according to the DHS.

Long was appointed to the post by President Donald Trump in April 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2017.

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