Nicholas DeSutter has been hired as emergency preparedness planner for the Independence Center in Colorado Springs. He will work with the center's clients, community members and city and county officials to help people with disabilities and their families develop emergency plans. He will also be responsible for providing training and advocacy activities to support local governments in the center's eight-county service area to help them understand disability law related to disaster planning and management. DeSutter has served in various leadership positions in the U.S. Army, and most was a troop commander at Fort Carson overseeing wounded warriors and service members with disabilities.