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1 1 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Defense Support to Civilian Authorities (DSCA) Domestic Support Operations (DSO) 25 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED

2 2 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA DoDD , December 29, 2010 DSCA. Support provided by the U.S. Federal military forces, DoD civilians, DoD contract personnel, DoD component assets, and National Guard forces (when the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Governors of the affected states, elects and requests to use those forces in title 32, U.S.C., status) in response to requests for assistance from civil authorities for domestic emergencies, law enforcement support, and other domestic activities, or from qualifying entities for special events. Also known as civil support. UNCLASSIFIED

3 3 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA UNCLASSIFIED

4 4 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA “DSCA is DOD resources (people & equipment) sent to assist civil authorities.” The Marine Corps provides DSCA When requested, or as directed In accordance with existing statutes, policies and directives Using existing warfighting capabilities As a Total Force effort UNCLASSIFIED

5 5 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA DSCA is a Total Force Effort: HQMC MARFORNORTH, -COM, -PAC MCICOM MARFORRES Other commands and orgs (TECOM) No single command or organization does DSCA for the Marine Corps UNCLASSIFIED

6 6 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA UNCLASSIFIED

7 7 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA Stafford Act - Authorizes the President to issue major disaster or emergency declarations in response to catastrophes that overwhelm state and local governments Mutual Aid Agreements – DoD Fire and Emergency Services Immediate Response Authority - Authorizes Installation Commander to provide immediate civil support UNCLASSIFIED

8 DOD Responds (when directed) Secretary of Defense authorizes DOD support Federal Agency requests DOD support President declares major disaster or emergency Governor requests Presidential Disaster Declaration (through DHS) City/County requests aid from state Local first responders react MA Staffing Process MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Disaster Occurs State and Federal Resources are Exhausted DCO/E Staff

9 9 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA Immediate Response Authority Federal Military commanders, heads of DoD Components, and/or responsible DoD officials may provide an immediate response by temporarily employing the resources under their control, subject to any supplemental direction provided by higher headquarters, and provide those resources to save lives, prevent human suffering, or mitigate great property damage within the United States.” UNCLASSIFIED

10 10 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA Legality: What is the legal authority that permits or prohibits the assistance requested by civil authorities? If generally prohibited, are there any exceptions? Lethality: Is there any potential for the use of lethal force by or against DoD forces? If yes, has the Secretary of Defense (SecDef) approved the carrying of weapons? If yes, has the Combatant Commander issued an arming level policy? Will the Standing Rules for the Use of Force (SRUF) be sufficient or does a commander need to submit supplemental Rules for the Use of Force (RUF) to the SecDef for his approval? Cost: How much will the assistance cost? Who is going to pay or reimburse DoD? UNCLASSIFIED

11 11 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA Risk: What are the potential health (communicable disease, chemical/biological agents) and safety (weather, terrain, environmental) risks to DoD forces? Appropriateness: Who normally performs and is best suited to satisfy the request? Can and should the support be provided by commercial enterprise? Is it appropriate to spend DoD dollars on this request under 31 USC §1301? Is DoD the best option? Readiness: Will the assistance have an adverse impact on the unit‘s deployment/training/readiness/primary mission? UNCLASSIFIED

12 12 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA Exercising Immediate Response Authority Immediate action is required and time does not permit obtaining approval from a higher headquarters (SecDef or ASD (HD/ASA)). Must notify the National Joint Operations and Intelligence Center (NJOIC), through the chain of command, of the details of the response. Request for assistance from civil authority; e.g.. mayor, chief of police, fire chief, sheriff, or emergency manager. ONLY assistance to save lives, prevent human suffering, or mitigate great property damage. No law enforcement activities are authorized. No DoD unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will be used for DSCA operations unless expressly approved by the SecDef. DoD official must “reassess” whether DoD forces are still needed NLT 72 hrs after receipt of the initial request for assistance UNCLASSIFIED

13 13 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA Exercising Immediate Response Authority UNCLASSIFIED

14 14 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSCA Key Takeaways: MCO B Use of existing warfighting capabilities Leveraging inherent flexibility of the MAGTF Marine Corps forces will always operate under T10 military command Military commands and civil authorities both need to understand DOD policy, permissions and limitations UNCLASSIFIED

15 15 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT QUESTIONS UNCLASSIFIED

16 16 MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Timothy P. Harvey Regional Emergency Manager MCIEAST-MBC Camp Lejeune UNCLASSIFIED


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