Accession Number : ADA300264

Title :   Humanitarian Assistance Response Ready Forces.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Algermissen, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA300264

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This monograph explores the need to identify humanitarian assistance response ready groups. The increasing number of humanitarian assistance missions performed by the US military indicates the need to identify response ready groups. Response ready groups form the initial reaction forces responding to humanitarian assistance missions. The planning factors impacting on the decision to determine response ready groups include the Crisis Action Planing system, joint task force organizational dynamics, and assessments of the operational environment. Additionally, the monograph addresses the impact of SOPs, TPFDDL validation procedures, and deployment priorities. Four recent humanitarian assistance operations form the basis for identifying the core response forces. The impact of identifying forces early is presented. The monograph concludes that the benefits of early identification outweigh any costs. The monograph also addresses the validity of using historical examples to determine core capabilities or units. It also addresses the need to periodically update the response force ready group list to account for force modernization improvements in unit capabilities.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *HUMANITIES, USSR, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, CORES, VALIDATION, COSTS, IDENTIFICATION, RESPONSE, PLANNING, ARMY OPERATIONS, BENEFITS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE