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Back Due to High Demand, the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course Returns in January

Posted: Dec 14, 2017
Scott Harvey

CCMR's Prevention Relief and Recovery program, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is now offering a second yearly iteration of the Joint Humanitarian Assistance Course (JHOC) at the Naval Postgraduate School. This two-day course will take place January 26-27, 2018. The JHOC course has been one of our most popular offerings at NPS, particularly among Foreign Area Officers who will go on to serve at American Embassies around the world. Participants in this course learn how various U.S. Government and civilian organizations, policies, and mandates guide how we work together with international organizations and foreign governments to respond to disasters.

The two day JHOC course is free and Joint Certified by the DoD Joint staff. It is intended for DOD civilians, officers, and NCOs working in operations, logistics, communications, medical, planning, and civil affairs who may be called upon to take part in humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HA/DR) missions. Participants will receive training on best practices, participate in discussion groups, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the host nation, international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the UN agencies in an international disaster response system.