Accession Number:

ADA279559

Title:

Translating Policy Into Action, the Federal Military Response to Domestic Disasters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses the U.S. federal military involvement in domestic disaster relief operations. It explains how the Department of Defense is tasked to perform Military Support to Civil Authorities MSCA, and how it has organized to respond to these taskings. The paper focuses on the operational unified commanders responsibilities to conduct civil-military disaster preparedness coordination and provide timely responses to MSCA missions. It discusses how evolving policy, doctrine and detailed preparedness planning have all contributed to improving the militarys response to domestic emergencies. Finally, it presents several challenges and concerns that remain for operational commanders to address in the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE