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dc.contributor.advisorDoyle, Richard
dc.contributor.advisorBarrett, Frank J.
dc.contributor.authorGilliland, David E.
dc.dateDecember 1996
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:24:27Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:24:27Z
dc.date.issued1996-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/9112
dc.description.abstractThe use of U.S. DoD medical assets in International Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations (IH/DRO) has been extensive in the past and has grown markedly since the end of the Cold War. It is important that DoD personnel understand the complex interagency coordination and political ramifications of their participation in IH/DRO. This thesis examines the history, current planning, interagency coordination, law, DoD doctrine, and budgeting issues affecting the use of DoD medical assets for IH/DRO. To research the current state of IH/DRO execution by the DoD, Federal laws, DoD doctrine, professional journals, and current periodicals were reviewed. Additionally, interviews were conducted with personnel in OSD, USCENTCOM, and the DoD medical community to obtain insight from recent participants in IH/DRO. Research indicated that three levels of control, coordination, and planning exist within the U.S. government to conduct IH/DRO. The strategic level consists of the U.S. Congress, the NCA, USAID, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The operational level consists of the Unified Combatant Commands, who conduct contingency planning for their Areas of Responsibility (AOR). Finally, the tactical level consists of the Joint Task Force (JTF) stood up by the Unified Combatant Command to execute the operation. Doctrine to execute these operations is lacking and acknowledged by DoD Doctrine Commands, who are working to address this shortcoming. The current command and coordinating structure documented in this thesis is in a dynamic state of evolution and development as the DoD strives to meet the demands of IH/DRO in a downsizing military.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theuseofdodmedic109459112
dc.format.extentxi, 89 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
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.titleThe use of DoD medical assets in international humanitarian and disaster relief operationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Systems Management
dc.subject.authorHumanitarianen_US
dc.subject.authorDisaster reliefen_US
dc.subject.authorDoD medical assetsen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Naval Reserveen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Financial Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineFinancial Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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