Accession Number:

ADA415312

Title:

Disaster Preparedness Mitigation Assessments "A USPACOM Theater Engagement Tool"

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-11

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The Disaster Preparedness Mitigation Assessment DPMA is an evaluation method to gage the overall readiness of a Host nation HN to react to a natural or manmade disaster. The DPMA is a Humanitarian Assistance component of USPACOM Theater Security Cooperation Plan TSCP. Focused primarily on the smaller island nations of the PACOM Area of Responsibility AOR, it serves as a significant tool for the Joint Task Force JTF Commander in his preparation for, and execution of, US assistance or HN request for disaster support. DMPA products remain with the HN for ongoing mitigation planning and coordination. It further combines both US military and strategic civilian agency capabilities and integrates then into deployable teams for mission execution. It represents a significant vehicle for maximum utilization of United States Army Reserve USAR civilian acquired skills and integration with civilian subject mater experts. In a strategic context the DPMA serves as a significant engagement option for USPACOM. It represents a valuable too for shaping the security environment in theater. It allows USPACOM to support the National Military Strategy via its TSCP. It affords USPACOM with the opportunity to engage smaller Pacific nations in a manner that provides real time benefits for potential disaster relief. The DPMA program provides the United States, through USPACOM, with engagement options with nations where military assistance is not appropriate and is not strictly related to military assistance or combat training.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE