Disaster Response Staff Officer's Handbook
Observations, Insights, and LessonsDownloadable Audiobook - 2010
"Natural and man-made disasters in the United States cause pain and heartbreak to our fellow citizens. Picking up the pieces of shattered lives and homes is devastating, even to the stoutest among us. While the military cannot repair the emotional damage, it can mitigate the effects of tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, wild-land fires, oil spills, and terrorist attacks. U.S. military response in the homeland provides overwhelmed first responders with the help they need after a major incident. Our ability to act quickly and effectively in response to fast moving, deadly situations offers tremendous support to our fellow citizens. Civilian officials also know this assistance is short term; local and state leaders bear the responsibility of restoring their communities and cannot become dependent on the resources of the military. The support offered by the National Guard, followed by active duty units, provides a cushion for civilian leaders."--Foreword
Publisher: Fort Leavenworth, KS : Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), US Army Combined Arms Center, 
Characteristics: 1 online resource (iv, 209 p.) : col. ill.