DMHA 101

DMHA 101 serves as a broad overview of the disaster management and humanitarian assistance environment. Individuals new to the DMHA community, or curious about how the civil-military environment functions during disaster response, can find answers, doctrine and training all in one location.

For Oahu-based U.S. military individuals and units, the resident three-day Humanitarian Assistance Response Training (HART) course is available by request. The HART course also travels to U.S. military locations in the Asia-Pacific region and CONUS during the year.

If you are unable to attend an Oahu-based course, an online HART course is available through JKO. The online version of the course provides approximately 12 hours of instruction and aims to provide a baseline of knowledge on military support to disaster management operations.

If you are a recently assigned U.S. Pacific Command service member, civilian employee or contractor, residing anywhere in the Asia-Pacific, CFE-DMHA’s U.S. Pacific Command Disaster Management Primer is focused on the USPACOM Area of Responsibility and how USPACOM forces might respond. The Primer summarizes USPACOM’s role as support to the global DMHA community and can serve as a read-ahead to either the resident or online HART courses.


A comprehensive list of real-world and online courses available through academic institutions, the Department of Defense, nongovernmental organizations and government agencies. No matter what the interest, there is a class somewhere in the world.

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A comprehensive list of guidelines and doctrine from the United Nations, humanitarian community, and United States Department of Defense.

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Key Organizations

Links to partner organizations that serve as fundamental stakeholders in the disaster management environment. Each of the organizations listed plays a critical role in the coordination and success of disaster response missions and becoming familiar with them delivers crucial understanding of the civil-military interaction in DMHA settings.

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