Accession Number:

ADA589431

Title:

Reserve Component Field-Grade Officer Preparation for Natural Disaster Relief

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The primary role of DoD is to provide military forces that are prepared to maintain the security of the Nation. A portion of the Army mission is the ability to support civilian authorities during domestic natural disasters. The RC, led by field-grade officers, is the backbone of Army support to civilian authorities. A majority of RC field grade officers receive their culminating formal military education in ILE-CC. The ILECC curriculum should include additional DSCA content given that forecasts and trends indicate the increased likelihood of destructive storms in the U.S., which will overwhelm the capabilities of local leaders, necessitating a military response. Preparing field-grade officers for DSCA as part of their professional military education improves the coordination with civilian authorities in the wake of natural disasters. Fieldgrade officers prepared to employ the unique capabilities of the RC will prove to be vital to the nation s resiliency.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE