Accession Number : ADA309018

Title :   A Post-Hurricane Andrew Review of Trends in Department of Defense Disaster Relief Operations.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Youngbluth, Terry R.

PDF Url : ADA309018

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : In a three week period in the early Fall of 1992, three hurricanes hit three different parts of the United States causing devastating damage and incredible misery. These storms became a watershed event for federal disaster relief operations. After-action reviews and Congressional hearings spurred the Department of Defense to alter the doctrine, plans, and procedures it used to provide disaster assistance in the United States. With these changes in hand, DoD has since tested its improved concepts on over two dozen occasions. This paper will first analyze the post-disaster after-action reviews and examine the new doctrine. With this groundwork, it will then critique recent DoD responses to the Oklahoma City bombing incident and Hurricane Marilyn, examine their effectiveness, and make recommendations for improvements.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *DISASTERS, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *PATTERNS, *HURRICANES, RECOVERY, LESSONS LEARNED, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MODIFICATION, RESPONSE, STORMS, DOMESTIC, CIVIL AFFAIRS, CORRECTIONS, DOCTRINE, BOMBING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Civil Defense
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE