Accession Number:

AD0765633

Title:

The Proposed Utilization of Major US Army Reserve Civil Affairs Units in a CONUS Civil Defense/Disaster Role.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-22

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

The essay addresses itself to the question of the effectiveness of civil defense in the US, expecially from the point of view of military support of civil defensedisaster activities. By means of a literature search, the existing US civil defense structure and the provisions for providing it with military support were examined and analyzed. The major conclusions reached are that the present organization is inefficient in its ability to plan and coordinate, and ineffectual in its ability to function. The primary recommendations made for improvement involve restructuring from the National level down, and utilizing USAR Civil Affairs personnel and units at all levels, but especially at the state and local levels to improve not only the national defense posture, but the image of the Army as well. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE