Warren Acuncius

Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies


Warren has worked for USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (previously known as the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance – OFDA) since 2013. He is currently a Civil-Military Disaster Operations Division (CMD) Team Lead in Washington, DC. Previously he acted as a Senior Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Department of Defense USIndoPacific Command based in Oahu, HI. He has a background in domestic emergency management with FEMA and specializes in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high yield explosives (CBRNE) disaster planning. Warren facilitates approximately 15 Joint Humanitarian Operations Courses (JHOC) a year and co-facilitates the United Nations’ Civil Military Coordination Course for an international audience. He has supported numerous international disaster relief efforts in both a government and NGO capacity (e.g., Lebanon explosions, Ebola in West Africa, Haiti Earthquake). Warren was a 2018 Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security – Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity program. He is from Washington State and is a graduate of the Evans School and Western Washington University.


  • University of Washington, Master's in Public Administration,