Accession Number : ADA326931

Title :   Domestic Support Operations: Military Roles, Missions, and Interface with Civilian Agencies.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Johnston, Stanley W., Jr

PDF Url : ADA326931

Report Date : 26 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The United States Army, United States Army Reserve, National Guard of the various states, and Federal Departments and agencies are frequently called upon to mitigate the effects of civil emergencies: earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, range and forest fires, snow removal, and civil disturbances through cooperative execution of Domestic Support Operations (DSO). This paper will examine and discuss the DSO planning process, notification procedures for an emergency requiring assistance from the military, execution of emergency operations, termination of assistance, and the primary categories of DSO. Tt concludes with a discussion of military command responsibilities in DSOs and of federal and state responsibilities for responding to DSOs. This analysis assumes that the military will be called upon to support or coordinate with federal, state, and local governmental departments and agencies during the planning for and conduct of DSOs. Although seldom the lead agency, except for the National Guard in some states, the military must be prepared to serve as a support agency in all emergency support functions.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *EMERGENCIES, *CIVIL DISTURBANCES, MILITARY RESERVES, DISASTERS, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, DOMESTIC, ARMY, MILITARY PLANNING, CIVIL AFFAIRS, COOPERATION, OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE