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."

Author:Schumacher, Ludwig J.
Publisher:Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Copyright: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.
Retrieved From:Homeland Security Affairs Journal: http://www.hsaj.org/
Media Type:text/html
Source:Homeland Security Affairs (February 2011), v.7, article 4
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