Accession Number:

ADA467297

Title:

Regional Civil Support Forces for Homeland Defense and Civil Support Missions

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-12

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

To protect the homeland, a plan to form ten regional Civil Support Forces CSF made up of National Guard forces has been proposed by senior fellow Christine Wormuth of the Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS. The National Guard NG, from its very beginning, has been tasked to respond to civil unrest and disasters. This well-established historic mission warrants an expansion to ensure coordinated military support in the event of a catastrophic national disaster or emergency. This Strategy Research Project SRP analyzes three courses of action to provide regional NG civil support. It explains how CSFs would be aligned in regions utilizing the Guards State Joint Force Headquarters JFHQ. Participation in past civil support events reveals the desirability of a future integrated force. Laws and policies are reviewed for their effect on unity of command when multiple agencies have roles in operations. Finally, way-ahead issues are proposed.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Civil Defense
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE