Accession Number:

AD1042224

Title:

The Need for Dual Status Command Structure and its Effects on Air Force Medical Service Response to Defense Support to Civil Authorities

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Headquarters Air Combat Command Joint Base Langley-Eustis United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

In the course of human history, the military structure is one of the oldest organizations in existence. This structure revolves around a formal hierarchy allowing for orders to be disseminated up and down the chain of command. Hierarchy also ensures a streamlined process to direct large military units. If this structure did not exist within the military, there would be confusion among the roles and responsibilities of those personnel who operate within the construct. Even within a direct, streamlined process that allows for orders and tasks to be relayed, challenges exist.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE