Toward a Unified Military Response: Hurricane Sandy and the Dual Status Commander

Toward a Unified Military Response: Hurricane Sandy and the Dual Status Commander
Title:
Toward a Unified Military Response: Hurricane Sandy and the Dual Status Commander
Format:
Paperback
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Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01147-8
ISBN:
9781584876779
Description

The 2013-14 Army War College Key Strategic Issues List stated: “If Hurricane Sandy is seen as an archetype of a complex catastrophe, then a careful analysis of the effectiveness of the DoD response within the context of dual status commanders [DSCs], lead federal agencies, and state response capabilities needs to be conducted.” This monograph does exactly that as it carefully and comprehensively analyzes the Dual Status Commander-led military response to Hurricane Sandy in New York. Through this lens, it illustrates and discusses the perspectives of the dual status commanders construct and offers recommendations for leveraging existing capabilities and improving those deemed insufficient. Using a case study approach, this analysis addresses notable issues of constitutionality, legality, policy, financial considerations, and even politics, all uniquely situated between individual states’ interests and those of the federal government. To provide military and defense officials with a greater understanding of the benefits and limitations of the dual status commanders’ arrangement during a no-notice/limited-notice incident, this monograph offers objective and systematic documentation of the Sandy response. It concludes by offering a series of actionable recommendations aimed at improving operational decision making, policy, and legislation specifically related to Dual Status Commanders (DSCs) during no-notice/limited-notice incidents.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ………………………….............…………vii
About the Authors ………………….......................... ix
Summary ……………………………………….......…xi
1. Introduction ……………….......................................1
2. Evolution of the Dual Status Commander …...….7
3. The Military Response to Hurricane Sandy ……23
4. Post-Event Lessons Learned ………….............… 53
5. Recommendations for Improvement ………...…79
6. Conclusion ………………… ………………….... 113
Appendix I – Acronyms...........................................117
Appendix II – Dual Status Commander
Designation Process .……………............................ 123

Audience

This may be of interest to military soldiers, including National Guard personnel, active and reserve soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines that were called upon to provide  civil support operations under the tactical command of dual status commanders during the unplanned Hurricane Sandy response in New York. Municipal and State officials that coordinate operations during emergency situations may also benefit from these military coordination recommendations, analysis and lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy.
 

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$19.00
International Price:
$26.60
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute; and Army War College
Author:
  • Burke, Ryan
Notes:
Back cover has a barcode and 3 QR codes.
Key Phrases:
  • Military History
  • Hurricane Sandy
  • Dual Status Commander
  • Army History
Weight:
0.5625
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
06/24/2015
Last Status Update:
01/29/2020
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