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dc.contributor.advisorApte, Aruna
dc.contributor.authorGastrock, Jared R.
dc.contributor.authorIturriaga, Juan J.
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:39:01Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:39:01Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38954
dc.description.abstractIn order to improve the effectiveness of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) response to future international humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) missions, an analysis of the demands created by such disasters as well as the capabilities of the USMC is necessary. This research focuses on the primary response organization within the USMC, the Marine expeditionary unit (MEU),and those resources available to the MEU to conduct HA/DR operations. Recent HA/DR events will be examined to determine how common demands were met by the USMC as well as any gaps that may exist that should be addressed to improve future effectiveness. In this research, we explore the capabilities of the USMC MEU that satisfy demands arising from natural disasters. We follow the humanitarian and military core competencies framework for studying the USMC capabilities to match the supply with the demand from certain past disasters. Compiling and analyzing data from multiple USMC publications, historical records of disasters, and the USMC response to those disasters we identify those capabilities provided by the USMC that are the most critical and unique with respect to the conduct of HA/DR missions. We have collected data for the 2007 cyclone on the southwest coast of Bangladesh, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. We selected these disasters due to their impact and the level of involvement of the USMC in relief operations.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/analysisofunited1094538954
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis of United States Marine Corps operations in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster reliefen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderYoho, Keenan D.
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorHumanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR or HADR)en_US
dc.subject.authorMarine expeditionary unit (MEU)en_US
dc.subject.authorBangladesh Cyclone Sidren_US
dc.subject.authorOperation Sea Angel IIen_US
dc.subject.authorHaiti earthquake 2010en_US
dc.subject.authorOperation Unified Responseen_US
dc.subject.authorGreat East Japan earthquake and tsunamien_US
dc.subject.authorOperation Tomodachi.en_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Science In Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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