Military Logistics in Disaster Operations presentation


The use of military resources in disaster operations could be a course in itself. Employment of military resources in civil actions is guided by law in the US, and by many policies and protocols in other nations. Because of that complexity, we will only focus our work on the US.

Take the time to review the additional information for the National Guard and Stafford Act. I would suggest that some reading could be done into post-Katrina Stafford Act changes (easily found via Google).

EMAC is an essential tool for states during emergencies. Unlike the Stafford Act, this is a compact that the states “control”. The attached article will help you in a better understanding of the EMAC process.

Military resources is a critical logistics enabler, but it comes with some restrictions. This understanding will be beneficial to you in future course work.


1. Discuss the role of military assets in times of emergencies.

2.Discuss the role of EMAC during emergencies- its benefits and limitations.

3.Discuss the use of the Stafford Act, how it applies to emergencies, and how it has changed post-Katrina.


This should be a PowerPoint presentation regarding either EMAC or Stafford Act as it relates to your readings on military-civil support.

The assignment should be accompanied with a written script, should be around 5 slides which normally would be approximately a 5-6 minute presentation. Please cite references, but does not need to be embedded in your presentation; a separate slide would be fine. APA format. Must be accessible online.

Tips for a good PowerPoint presentation:

Slides should have no more than 4-6 lines of text per slide, and 1-3 ideas per slide max. Text should be in bullet format, not paragraph/prose format. Information should be conveyed in a concise but comprehensible manner. Do not write too much, as this creates a crowded slide which is visually overwhelming. Your meaning will get lost in the slide and your audience will lose interest. Do not write too little as this makes it difficult to understand your intended meaning. You may receive a lower grade because it will not be clear that you understood the concepts. Use photos and diagrams thoughtfully to supplement and advance your presentations, not just as meaningless filler.

Each presentation should have a title slide, an objectives slide and one or more reference slides. The title slide should contain the title of your presentation, your full name, the date and the course name. The objectives slide should outline the main bullet points that your presentation will cover. These should be analogous to lessons you expect your intended target audience to learn from your presentations. Your target audience has a basic disaster management background equivalent to your own. You do not need to include background material such as the history of ICS in your presentation.

Kovacs and Spens Textbook in the attachment only Chapter 8.

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