Accession Number : ADA600734


Title :   Operation Unified Response: A Case Study of the Military's Role in Foreign Disaster Relief Operations


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Hughes, Tucker D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a600734.pdf


Report Date : 05 May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : There are important lessons about the military's role in disaster relief efforts to be learned from Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE despite America's long history of responding to natural disasters around the world. Among these are the areas where the Department of Defense can best support the U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (through the Department of State), which has the authority and responsibility to lead. the United States' foreign disaster relief efforts. The size, training, and specialized equipment of the Department of Defense make it uniquely suited to focus on certain parts of the initial response effort; specifically expeditionary emergency medicine, vertical lift (for transportation/evacuation, logistics, search and rescue, and command and control), command and control communications, and logistics,


Descriptors :   *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , CASE STUDIES , COSTS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , DEPARTMENT OF STATE , HAITI , INFRASTRUCTURE , LEADERSHIP , LESSONS LEARNED , MATERIEL , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY TRAINING , PERSONNEL , TIME


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE