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EVOLVING THE JOINT QUALIFICATION SYSTEM FOR DSCA: FROM WHOLE OF DOD TO WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT

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Authors
Van Beek, Scott D.
Subjects
DSCA
leadership
GNA
Posse Comitatus
Katrina
Sandy
JQS
JQO
OPMEP
DSC
JPME
S-JDA
E-JDA
McChrystal
Mac Arthur
OIF
OEC
JCWS
AJPME
homeland
education
military
defense
support
civil
authorities
Stafford
insurrection
economy
constitution
state
active duty
Goldwater
Nichols
hurricane
joint
professional
JDAL
NDU
fellows
DOD
dual
status
command
team
national guard
NGB
CJCS
information age
industrial age
disaster
training
development
empowered execution
Advisors
Supinski, Stanley B.
Brown, Shannon A.
Date of Issue
2019-09
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
In 2013, a Government Accountability Report gap analysis on the state of joint professional military education (JPME) identified deficiencies in many areas that are critical to success in the defense support to civil authorities (DSCA) mission. This thesis utilized a case study methodology to discover the leadership qualities required of DSCA officers and ways that the Joint Qualification System could be modified to develop DSCA leaders. Cases of the downrange mission and the homeland mission were examined. This thesis found that the downrange mission has evolved significantly since World War II’s industrial age under MacArthur, past Operation Eagle Claw and the resulting Goldwater–Nichols Act, into Desert Storm, and finally to Operation Iraqi Freedom’s information age under McChrystal. The homeland mission has evolved on a path that parallels the downrange mission by failing during Hurricane Katrina, enacting the dual-status commander concept, and succeeding at Superstorm Sandy. However, the homeland mission has yet to evolve toward the kind of shared leadership and adaptability required in the complex information age. Recommendations include evolving the JQS to include DSCA specific paths, leveraging the National Guard as well as the best and brightest universities and academia throughout the nation, and modifying the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s graduate program to qualify as JPME II credit.
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National Security Affairs (NSA)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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