Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Kevin P. Bell
Renee' Van Slate, Lead Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to Pacific Command and a member of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Military Liaison Team (MLT) speaks to servicemembers during the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 11. The course is presented quarterly by OFDA and is designed to educate servicemembers on the role of U.S. government and the military when dealing with disaster relief events. The course combined presentations about the structure of U.S. and foreign relief agencies, their practices and procedures and also included practical exercises to put servicemembers in the shoes of OFDA personnel. Twenty members of the U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post (CCP) attended the class, held 7-8 Jan. and again 10-11 Jan. JHOC is a requirement for all CCP personnel. The CCP consists of more than ninety personnel with the specific skills to provide a USARPAC forward command post capability, specifically focusing on small scale contingencies such as supporting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peace operations. The CCP can tailor personnel and equipment to fit the mission with a team as small as seven, to as many as more than one hundred twenty servicemembers with augmenting forces.
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