leads the DCRF, which is organized with brigade task forces for operations, aviation, medical, and logistic support.
Jamie Goodpaster, an Air Force Reservist who serves as public affairs officer for JTF-CS
, based at Fort Monroe, Va.
is a standing joint task force composed of active, Reserve and Guard members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as civilian personnel, and is commanded by federalized Army National Guard Maj.
Today, the JTF-CS
mission is to plan and integrate DoD support for domestic CBRNE consequence management operations.
To answer this question, this article begins by describing the JTF-CS
mission, as well as the larger DOD DSCA mission.
is comprised of active, Reserve and Guard members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as civilian personnel, and is commanded by a federalized Army National Guard general officer.
At the JTF-CS
, we recognized this problem early in the command's existence.
The Nevada National Guard, FEMA Region IX, and JTF-CS
all deployed personnel and equipment to assist Clark County.
That proposal, strongly opposed by civil-liberties groups, was abandoned by the Clinton administration and Secretary of Defense William Cohen--but later that year, Cohen established General Lawlor's JTF-CS
as a scaled-back version of what the Pentagon originally sought.
By establishing both the JTF-CS
and ATSD-CS, the department has taken an important step toward recognizing that traditional methods and practices are inadequate in the face of a CBW terrorist attack against the United States.
Its Air Force and Marine Components are reserve commands that have full time missions; JTF-CS
is primarily a reserve organization, and JTF-N relies on reserve component units to conduct operations.
If the Joint Task Force-Civil Support (JTF-CS
) has command responsibility, the defense coordinator may be under its operational control, but this still implements disengagement.