Heidelberg Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) Evaluation
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effects of different types of involvement in a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation NEO on the Participants attitudes, knowledge, and preparation. Three groups of subjects in Heidelberg, Germany, representing three levels of involvement, were evaluated 1 active volunteers who attended an NEO briefing and who participated in a mock evaluation, 2 those who attended an NEO briefing and who participated in a paperwork exercise, and 3 individuals who had no known involvement in the NEO process. Results of the research indicated that the NEO plan is received favorably and all three groups agreed that an NEO plan was needed. The subjects sampled, even non-attendees, were well informed on NEO procedures. All reported that they were well prepared with needed documents and supplies should an evaluation be necessary. However, a few items power of attorney and personnel property inventories were not readily available to at least 50 of the sample, and the real need for several items power of attorney, will, radio was questioned.
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