The Role of the National Guard and Civil Preparedness Agency in Time of Natural Disaster
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This essay is directed toward Natural Disasters and the working relationship between the Civil Preparedness Agency of a state and that National Guard in time of an emergency. It identifies the past and foreseeable future pitfalls that exist in time of a disaster. Failure to identify a clear chain of command, definitive areas of responsibility and a functional working relationship between Civil Preparedness and National Guard has resulted in chaos. Lack of preparedness and misunderstanding as to capabilities reduces valuable lead time which results in the unnecessary loss of life and property. There is a dire need to develop and continue to improve joint plans and programs. Emphasis should be on identifying lower echelon capabilities and planning for their effective use in time of disaster. The statistics for this essay have been developed from personal interviews, reviewing state National Guard and Civil Preparedness Plans and comments from the Military Support Plans and Operation officers throughout the country.
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