Accession Number : ADA293291

Title :   Noncombatant Evacuation Operations. Major Considerations for the Operational Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Clark, Ray L., Jr

PDF Url : ADA293291

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : In today's ever changing political world, the possible requirement to evacuate American citizens from danger overseas is increasing. Based on my own experience in "Operation Eastern Exit", the Noncombatant Evacuation Operation conducted in Mogadishu, Somalia and the rise in military assisted evacuations, the Operational Commander must have an understanding of several significant issues. The issues are; what is the environment, interrelationships with the Chief of the Mission, transportation availability, medical treatment availability, legal aspects and the choice of force options. Theses issues must be considered, thought through and planned for. Though the many considerations in a NEO can be overwhelming, the analysis will focus on the above limited number of significant considerations with particular focus on legal aspects and the choice of force options. This is not to imply any aspect of evacuation operations is insignificant, but should serve as an aid to the operational commander so that the appropriate decisions can be made and allow the commander to provide the broad guidance required to conduct detailed planning for the accomplishment of the mission.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *EVACUATION, *OVERSEAS, *NONCOMBATANT, DEVELOPING NATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, TRANSPORTATION, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, THESES, AVAILABILITY, PROTECTION, GUIDANCE, SOMALIA, MEDICAL SERVICES, EXITS, EAST(DIRECTION).

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE