Accession Number : ADA326775

Title :   Enhancing the Strategic Roles of the National Guard: Domestic Support Operations.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Pickering, Isaac D.

PDF Url : ADA326775

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The primary responsibility for responding to and recovering from disasters or other emergencies such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wild fires, chemical spills nuclear accidents/incidents, prison riots or other forms of civil disturbance rests with the private sector and local/State authorities. They provide the first level of support during the response to any disaster or emergency. Included in the first line is the National Guard. In domestic support operations, the National Guard operating under the command of governors in a state (nonfederal) status assumes the primary responsibility for providing military assistance to the local governments. This study analyzes the Guard's strategy in domestic support operations and makes strategic recommendations for enhancing the Guard's role in such operations.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, FIRES, DOMESTIC, FLOODS, EARTHQUAKES, WILDLIFE, SPEED REGULATORS, HURRICANES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE