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2 Mission LNO in 10 easy steps Purpose and Intent What is the LNO LNO Responsibilities LNO Mission Profile Procedures and Checks Coordination of Execution Responsibilities upon Arrival Responsibilities during the Tour Responsibilities upon Mission Closure OES Regional Breakdown and Points of Contact LIAISON OFFICER MISSION OVERVIEW

3 MISSION The mission of the EOC LNO program is to prepare for and respond to emergency situations at the Federal, State, Regional and County level by providing military support, advice and assistance to supported civilian agencies. This is accomplished by providing trained liaison personnel to Emergency Operation Centers (JOC’s) for the purpose of effectively interfacing between INNG elements and supported civilian agencies.

4 HOW TO BE AN LNO IN 10 EASY STEPS 1.Read and familiarize yourself with the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) SOP. 2.Complete the LNO Mission Deployment packet or folder. 3.Start a duty log. 4.Upon your arrival at the EOC, obtain a complete list of the civilians in charge. Obtain a situation briefing from the section you will be working with (Law Enforcement). Find out where your AO will be and the dedicated incoming phone numbers you can use; and where copy/fax machines are located. 5.Finalize the civilian chain of command in the EOC. Identify those civilians that have the authority to request and release Guard assets.

5 HOW TO BE AN LNO IN 10 EASY STEPS 6.Understand and familiarize yourself with MSCA assets and what is available. 7.Understand the procedures for civilians to request MSCA assets. 8.Create a rotation schedule, 12-hours on and 12-hours off. If this becomes a long duration emergency, you will need shift help. 9.You are expected to brief the civilian leadership so always track the mission and stay organized. 10.Remember that you are representing the Guard, you are what the civilian leadership will remember after the mission is done. Stay focused and sharp and be professional!

6 Concept Purpose/Intent Provide trained Liaison personnel to MSCA operations. Trained to promote a strong habitual relationship between the key players. LNO and Civilian personnel get to know one another BEFORE there is an emergency SEMA LNO becomes familiar with the supported area prior to deployment.

7 What is the LNO Early warning system for EOC (MSCA) operations. Facilitators. Advisors for IN National Guard capabilities. Dedicated multi-tasking personnel.

8 LNO Responsibilities Responsible to the EOC for information flow from civilian authorities to the IN National Guard. Are assigned based on specific need from a civilian entity and processed as an OES mission through the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES). LNO’s do not task missions, they are coordinators between military and civilian authorities. LNO locations vary according to level and nature of mission. LNO’s will coordinate with Operations personnel regarding information flow and civilian requests.

9 LNO Mission Profile Procedures and Checks. Effective coordination and execution of EOC operations. Responsibilities on arrival. Responsibilities during the tour. Responsibilities upon mission closure and return to headquarters.

10 LNO Procedures and Checks LNO’s procedures and checks before, during, and after a tour of duty with EOC, also apply to liaison personnel between adjacent units, supporting or assigned to the IN National Guard operational (MSCA) forces and higher commands.

11 LNO’s Coordination of Execution Be thoroughly briefed on the current situation of his unit and his commander’s intent, including details of the concept of operations, example unit locations, factors such as personnel strength, and logistic considerations. LNO’s should possess maps and overlays. Obtain specific information or liaison requirements from each staff section. Clearly understand the mission and responsibilities.

12 LNO’s Coordination of Execution (Con’t) Ensure that arrangements for communication and transportation meet mission requirements. Obtain necessary credentials for identification and appropriate security clearances. If conducting liaison with a coalition unit, check language and interpreter requirements. Become familiar with the potential issues, capabilities, employment doctrine, and operational procedures of the unit which he/she will be sent. Become familiar with command relationships among all major commands participating in the operation.

13 Responsibilities Upon Arrival Report to the supported commander or section representative, state the mission and exhibit orders or credentials, offer assistance, and be prepared to brief the unit’s situation. Visit each staff section, provide information as required, and obtain all intelligence that is to be transmitted to the unit. Establish communication with the unit and exchange updated information as required.

14 Responsibilities During the LNO’s Tour of Duty Keep informed of the situation of the unit and make that information available to the commander and staff of the unit to which he/she is sent. Find out how the parent command will be employed. (For example: mission, unit location, future locations, future operations, commanders intent). Accomplish the mission without interfering with the operations of the headquarters to which you are sent. Report promptly to your own headquarters if you are unable to accomplish the liaison mission.

15 Responsibilities During the LNO’s Tour of Duty (Con’t) Report to the parent command on those matters within the scope of the LNO mission. As permitted by official order, inform the visited unit commander of the contents of reports dispatched to the LNO’s parent headquarters. Inform the appropriate supported staff officer or commander about significant problems being experienced by the LNO’s parent unit that could affect operations of other commands including your own.

16 Responsibilities During the LNO’s Tour of Duty (Con’t) Ensure that the LNO’s location at the headquarters is known at all times. (For example: inform tactical operations center (TOC) duty officer of daily activities). Advise parent unit, if possible, of departure from the liaison location. Attend JOC/TOC daily situation update briefings and other meetings as required. Keep an appropriate record of actions and reports. Report to the visited unit commander prior to departing at the completion of the mission.

17 Responsibilities upon Mission Closure and return to headquarters Brief the commander or section representative on all pertinent information received during the visit. (For example, detailed information concerning the mission of the higher headquarters, unit location, future locations, and commander’s intent). Promptly transmit any request of the visited commander. Transmit mission requirement and request for information from the visited headquarters. Transmit information required by higher headquarters in each staff area of responsibility. Keep abreast of the situation and be prepared to respond to future liaison requirements.

18 Questions Indiana National Guard Emergency Operations Center Liaison Officer LNO


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