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Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HA/DR): Training Courses

This research guide provides information, resources, and training materials on the subject of civil-military coordination in foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster responses (HA/DR).


This page contains various links to external organizations who provide in-person and virtual HA/DR focused training. The links that are provided are for convenience and informational purposes only and are in no way affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Naval War College.

Training from ICRC / UN

Training from Academia

HRP Training

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 us.

Featured Resources

Training from Associations / Centers / Institutes


Please note, this page contains content and links to websites 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.