Accession Number : AD1038792


Title :   The Ability of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) Logistics Infrastructure to Support Requirements in Response to Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR)


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,08 Aug 2016,09 Jun 2017


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States


Personal Author(s) : McLean,Jozette


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1038792.pdf


Report Date : 09 Jun 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 123


Abstract : The Caribbean is predisposed to natural and man-made disasters and exacerbated by local conditions. Disasters can have debilitating economic and social impacts on small island nations. Civilian disaster response is quickly overwhelmed in large emergencies. Militaries fill this gap by providing unique capabilities to the disaster relief effort. Trinidad and Tobago's national disaster response involves the TTDF as a secondary responder. This thesis answered the question; what gaps exist in the ability of the TTDF to provide logistics support in response to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations. This thesis examined Hurricane Ivan 2004, Hurricane Katrina 2005, Haiti earthquake 2010 and Hurricane Mathew 2016 against six criteria: the extent of damage and what was required; types of responses; who responded; elements of success; elements of failure; and the ability of the nation to respond. This study suggested amendments to the National Response Framework, areas for TTDF improved capability, areas for study, and implementation.


Descriptors :   Trinidad and Tobago , health services , humanitarian assistance , first responders , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , nongovernmental organizations , operations management , supply chain management , command and control , MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS , logistics , lessons learned , medical personnel


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Government and Political Science
      Civil Defense


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE