Analyzing Resources of United States Marine Corps for Humanitarian Operations

Report Number: NPS-LM-14-181

Series: Logistics Management

Category: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Dr. Aruna Apte and Dr. Keenan Yoho

Title: Analyzing Resources of United States Marine Corps for Humanitarian Operations

Published: 2014-08-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2014/NPS-LM-14-181.pdf

Keywords: USMC, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief

Abstract:

In order to improve the effectiveness of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) response to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), the capabilities of the USMC will need to be matched to the demand created by future disasters. In this research, we study the USMC resources that are primarily responsible for the response, the Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). We study recent HADR events to determine how demands were met by the USMC. We identify the supplies by examining both assets and capabilities. We explore significant gaps, if any, that can be improved by the USMC MEU.