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Chief Mangubat joined the Portsmouth Family in March of 2018 as Deputy Fire Chief and was appointed to serve as Fire Chief on July 10, 2020. He previously held the rank of Fire Battalion Chief for the city of Chesapeake, Virginia; he served that city for over 21 years.
Chief Mangubat’s professional career encompasses assignments in Fire/EMS, special operations, and in fire administration working on budget, finance, and strategic planning. He graduated from the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership & Management from Regent University as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Management & Leadership from Liberty University. Chief Mangubat volunteers in the community and participates in leadership activities.