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"Diane St. Germain" <[log in to unmask]>
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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 <>*
*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