Accession Number:

ADA463874

Title:

Improving the U.S. Military's Response to Homeland Humanitarian Assistance Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DOD has a long history of supplying Homeland Humanitarian Assistance HHA in support of over-tasked state and local agencies. Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina highlighted the limitations of the current ad-hoc based approach to dealing with these disasters in the United States. Measures are required to improve speed of response and unity of effort and better prepare the Military to respond to anticipated future catastrophes. This paper provides a brief history of the regulations and participation in HHA by the military. Possible improvements examined include, training a core staff at NORTHCOM to support the mission, pre-designating and training a seasonal Joint Task Force JTF commander and staff for HHA, the establishment of a standing JTF-HHA, or the establishment of a standing Joint Interagency Task Force JIATF for HHA.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE