MILITARY ARCHIVES

Citizen Soldiers and American State Defense Forces

State defense forces can be activated in times of emergency to assist with disaster response homeland security and other missions However more awareness within communities nationwide is needed to support the efforts of these assets

Deploying With Adult Non-Prescription Medication Kits

The availability of non prescription medications may mean the difference between a successful deployment and needing to return home ahead of schedule As such first responders should consider non prescription medication kits as part of their pre deployment planning

Family Terror Networks 2.0: January 6, Part 2

Research shows family affiliated extremism contributed to more than one sixth of all January 6 defendants Homeland security and law enforcement agencies must understand family affiliated extremism and the efforts needed to combat it Part 2 of 2

Family Terror Networks 2.0: January 6, Part 1

Research shows family affiliated extremism contributed to more than one sixth of all January 6 defendants Homeland security and law enforcement agencies must understand family affiliated extremism and the efforts needed to combat it Part 1 of 2

The DoD Defense Coordinating Element and How It Is Certified

Besides the main mission of defending the homeland Department of Defense capabilities also provide critical support to local state and federal civilian partners during major disasters Learn how Army North s defense coordinating element s mission and composition ready their units to perform this additional mission when needed

Guidance for Preparing Professionals Mentally for the Worst

  Professional groups have debated and researched the best practices relating to the standards and quality of care sufficient to maintain minimum standards during a disaster. Due to the fluid nature of a disaster, it is difficult to abide by a standard that will fit every situation. For example, the onset

Crisis Standards of Care ‚Äď A Mental Health Perspective

Crisis standards of care and sufficiency of care are topics of great controversy and debate in professional circles The reasons may be obvious to most Traditionally health care responders are trained and held to the standard of care of their profession when rendering aid Nothing less is acceptable The public

Virtual Reality Training Revolution Is Here

The¬†click-through,¬†good-enough¬†training, ubiquitous in many organizations, is not good enough anymore. A¬†Harvard Business Review¬†article titled ‚ÄúWhere Companies Go Wrong with Learning and Development‚ÄĚ (L&D) discovered that only 12% of employees applied training from L&D programs to their work. The same article explains that hundreds of billions of dollars are spent annually

The Importance of Strong Leadership for a Unique Discipline

A transformational leadership style can help bridge relationship and communication gaps between leaders and other community stakeholders Learn how one young deputy fire chief learned from his past leadership missteps and honed his meta leadership skills which were essential in reconnecting communities when he became a state emergency manager

Building Strength in Workforce and Structure

Each person plays a critical leadership role from top leadership to frontline workers The authors in the December edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal share various ways readers aka leaders can build strength and resilience within their workforces and structures

Applying Environmental Design to Prevent Active Shooters

Active shooter trainings can help prevent some injuries and deaths However additional measures should also be taken to prevent the attack from occurring This article describes how to apply environmental design to thwart attackers

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