Dr. Julie Pullen, Director MSC, and MSC research primary investigator, Col. Joseph “Joey” Booth, Executive Director, Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI), at Louisiana State University, recently participated in the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) Homeland Security Planner’s Course (HLSPC), held at the U.S. Coast Guard Base New Orleans in New Orleans, LA.
Tailored to U.S. government and military personnel, the objectives of the course is to provide participants with an understanding of national level policy, strategy and plans for homeland security, insight into the Joint Operations Planning Process (JOPP), and an overview of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy, strategy, and plans for homeland security defense and civil support. The 40 hour certificate course included lectures, guided discussions, case studies and guest speakers. The course was led by Joint Forces Staff College Assistant Dean, Glenn Jones.
Participants in the April course included representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), among others.
In addition to participating in the class, Dr. Pullen and Col. Booth each provided presentations on their respective areas of research. Following completion of the course, Col. Booth engaged in an operational tabletop exercise, coordinated by Dr. Joseph DiRenzo, Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Area Commander for Science, Research, Technology and Innovation and Coast Guard Chair, Joint Forces Staff College, and Mr David Boyd, Operations Analysis Branch Chief Coast Guard Pacific Area, to test national response plans to a crisis event.
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