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About The HA/DR Research Portal
The NWC's Humanitarian Response Program (HRP) helps to improve the U.S. Navy’s and international militaries’ effectiveness in conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations through innovative education, research, and simulation activities. HRP also partners and networks with leading US and international universities, humanitarian organizations, and other agencies engaged in HA/DR in order to advance civilian-military coordination during responses to complex emergencies and natural disasters. For more information about HRP, please visit our website.
HA/DR Academic Offerings
The HRP offers tailored HA/DR education to the U.S. Navy through the following courses.
- Fleet Humanitarian Operations Course (FHOC) – Dynamic, tailored, and scalable courses and simulations to prepare U.S. Navy Fleet headquarters and Carrier / Expeditionary Strike Group staffs to effectively plan, execute, and assess HA/DR operations.
- Maritime Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team (MarHAST) Course – Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet-directed course that prepares select personnel from U.S. Navy Fleet headquarters and Carrier / Expeditionary Strike Group staffs to serve as a tactical level reconnaissance and liaison element during HA/DR operations.
- Naval War College In-Residence Courses – HRP provide lectures and simulations for CFMCC Flag Courses, ELOC, MOPC, and NWC Master’s Degree Electives.
If you are interested in learning more about these courses, or require a tailored solution to fit your HA/DR education needs, please contact David Polatty at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jonathan Robinson at email@example.com.
We welcome any suggestions or comments on how our research portal might better serve your research needs. Please contact the U.S. Naval War College Library Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, David Polatty at email@example.com, or Jonathan Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Foreign Humanitarian Assistance, Joint Publication 3-29
This publication sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations, and provides considerations for military interaction with governmental and nongovernmental agencies, multinational forces, and other interorganizational partners.
CFE-DM Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response Courses
The U.S. Department of Defense's Center for Excellent in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) provides four courses focused on different aspects of humanitarian response and disaster relief in natural disasters and conflict settings.
Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster Course
From Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and HarvardX, this self paced online course explores the legal and historical frameworks shaping the professionalization of the humanitarian field, the principles guiding humanitarian response and how to adapt to major trends affecting the humanitarian sector.
USAID Humanitarian Assistance Essentials Course (HAE)
USAID's Humanitarian Assistance Essentials (HAE) course is a free online course that covers key information and best practices of USAID and the US Department of Defense (DoD) during disaster relief operations. The link also has information about USAID's Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC).
Please note, this page contains content and links to website that are being provided as a convenience and for general informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement, approval, affiliation, or association with the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, or the U.S. Naval War College unless specified.