Improving the Military's Domestic Crisis Response

  • August 15, 2006
  • COL Richard W Dillon, COL James F Roth, Prof Bert B Tussing

In times of severe domestic crisis, the United States military is expected to be the quintessential support mechanism for response and recovery. A vital element of those efforts should be the Reserve Component; but recent history has seen the reserves misapplied, or overlooked in catastrophic response, perhaps when they were needed most. How to properly employ our Nation's military reserves in response to a domestic crisis was the focus of the fifth annual Reserve Component Symposium: Improving the Military's Domestic Response: Leveraging the Reserves.