Dissertation Defense Announcement
To: The George Mason University Community
Candidate: Herbert O. Wolfe
Program: PhD Biodefense*
Date: Friday December 2, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: George Mason University
Research Hall Room 91
Fairfax campus <http://www.gmu.edu/resources/visitors/findex.html>*
*Dissertation Chair: Dr. Panagiota Kitsantas
Committee members: Dr. Amanda Dion-Schultz, Dr. Peter Darling
*Title: "Navy Medicine Homeland Defense, Civil Support, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Assessment"
*The dissertation is on reserve in the Johnson Center Library, Fairfax campus.
The doctoral project will not be read at the meeting, but should be read in advance.
All members of the George Mason University community are invited to attend.
While the Department of Defense and the United States Navy have executed
the missions of Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Defense Support to
Civil Authorities for many years, the events of September 11, 2001
dramatically changed the mission priority as well as the required
capabilities to prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recovery from an
all-hazards (terrorist/man-made and natural) event both at home and abroad.
The primary goal of this Military Medical Department assessment is to
expand upon and compliment a larger Military Health System (MHS)
Homeland Defense and Civil Support and Stability Operations Capabilities
Based Analysis (CBA) in order to support Navy Medicine transformational
activities. The MHS CBA provided an excellent baseline for the mission
areas assessed, but required significant augmentation to identify and
address Navy Medicine specific capability gaps. The end-state of this
assessment is to support direction for health services capability
development in support of Homeland Defense (HD), Emergency Preparedness
(EP), Civil Support (CS), Humanitarian Assistance(HA) and Disaster
Relief (DR) missions and operations.
This assessment directly supports the Navy Medicine Strategic Plan Tier
1 Goal, Agile Forces: The Naval Forces will have the right capabilities