Dual Status Command for No-Notice Events: Integrating the Military Response to Domestic Disasters [open html - 65KB]
"This article describes the history of the challenges in developing structures and processes to integrate military forces during domestic disaster response, and the recent progress made with regard to employing a Dual Status Command construct for no-notice events. Absent this recent initiative enabled by the Council of Governors, our nation would employ the same construct which was roundly criticized as a major factor and significant causal factor for hampering the military response to Hurricane Katrina-through separate and uncoordinated chains of command, state military forces would be employed under the control of the president. The new Dual Status Command construct is a transformative initiative which, if implemented, will affect meaningful progress for the benefit of both state and nation."
2011 Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
Homeland Security Affairs Journal: http://www.hsaj.org/
Homeland Security Affairs (February 2011), v.7, article 4