Command and Control During a Disaster

This week we are talking to Donald Vandergriff the author or Command and Control about how to use control tactics in emergency management. We delve into the concepts of commanders intent, supporting the mission, and allowing the troops to do what you asked them to do.

Mr. Donald E. Vandergriff (US Army retired) is currently a Ministry of Interior adviser with Resolute Support Mission in Kabul, Afghanistan. He served 24 years as a Marine and ARNG enlisted and US Army Armor officer. He is an award winning author and teacher. After retirement he worked for US Army Capabilities Integration Centre (ARCIC) Forward with a focus on leader and Soldier development. He has also been a consultant and guest speaker at NATO, the US Military Academy, and several law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the City of Baltimore.


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He is the author or editor of five books and over 80 articles dealing with leadership, Mission Command, and Manoeuvre Warfare. His book Developing for Mission Command: The Missing Link is forthcoming from USNI Press in the spring of 2018. In 2013, Vandergriff won a Fellowship in the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) based in the UK. He holds a BA in Education from the University of Tennessee and an MA in German Military History from American Military University, with post-graduate work at Chapel, NC, Duke, and Georgetown University.




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