The Reserve Components' Role in Recovering from a Biological Incident

  • October 15, 2004
  • LTC John C Traylor, Prof Bert B Tussing

A report of a seminar of subject matter experts examining a USAWC biological attack. The scenario portrayed a pandemic influenza outbreak transmitted to residents of Johnstown, Pennsylvania by a young boy who acquired the virus during a family vacation in Japan. Participants identified key entities with which responding military individuals and organizations would have to be prepared to interact, potential military consequence management missions, command and control arrangements, and issues/shortfalls. If you find this paper useful you may want to read the reports of the other two scenarios (nuclear and dirty bomb attacks).