Accession Number : ADA563586


Title :   An Analysis of United States Naval Participation in Operation Tomodachi: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief in the Tsunami-Stricken Japanese Mainland


Descriptive Note : MBA Professional Report


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Kaczur, Alexander ; Aurelio, Jayson ; Joloya, Edelio


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a563586.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has engaged in many humanitarian efforts over the years, such as the 2004 Indonesian tsunami and the 2010 Haitian earthquake. As military personnel are deployed around the globe, the DoD is in a good position to respond when called upon. The 2011 National Military Strategy focuses on maintaining a global presence to protect our national interests. The strategy further stresses the importance of force preparedness to support and respond to humanitarian crises. On March 11, 2011, this ability was tested when Japan was struck by a 9.0-magnitude quake followed by a subsequent tsunami. This project analyzes the U.S. naval response to the humanitarian crisis that resulted from the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami as part of Operation Tomodachi.


Descriptors :   *EARTHQUAKES , *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *JAPAN , *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *NAVY , *SEALIFT OPERATIONS , *TSUNAMIS , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , NATURAL DISASTERS , NAVAL OPERATIONS , REACTION TIME , RESPONSE , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE