To address these capability gaps and fully comply with the USSS requests for assistance, the JFHQ-NCR and MDW held weekly CBRNE working group meetings with subordinate units, interagency partners, and Title 32 (3) representatives.
Major DiGioia is the chief of the Emergency Preparedness Branch, JFHQ-NCR and MDW.
"Very soon, you may see commands like this all over the country," predicted Gaudio, who serves in dual capacity as JFHQ-NCR deputy and commandant of the Naval District of Washington.
Meanwhile, the mobile command center is a 41-foot, 10-wheel truck designed to allow the JFHQ-NCR commander to exercise command and control functions while on the scene at crisis locations.
JFHQ-NCR only intervenes in an event when requested by the lead federal agency and approved by the defense secretary.
If called upon, JFHQ-NCR can move quickly to put together a task force from area units from all of the services, tailored to handle specific situations, Gaudio said.