Public-to-Private Homeland Security Partnerships are most likely to succeed when all responders speak the same Incident Command System language, focus on a common mission, adhire to pre-established protocols, and deploy under a Unified Incident Command and Control Structure!   Rich Woldt - CEO The Risk Management Learning Center

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Interoperability - Merging Private-to-Public Homeland Security (HLS) Missions

Veteran/Credit Union' Mission Statements working with the National Joint Terrorism Taskforce (NJTTF)

Mission Statement - Purpose and Practice:

Mission statements define an organization's mission' goals and objectives: For example, a statement for veteran' organizations during a mass-evacuation might say: "VFW Post 007 will provide 24/7 perimeter security for the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) located at Camp Alpha between Monday, February 6 and February 10, 2010. And, American Legion Post #007 will provide road guards at all intersections along Highway #42 between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2010.

Since 1972, credit unions have been required to maintain Board approved "Disaster Recovery/Off-site Records Reconstruction" programs. The initial 1972 NCUA Regulation #749 has evolved through "Business Continuity" planning to a "Worst-case scenario Contingency Planning" program that includes required training for Contingency Plan Writers as well as performance standard response protocols for Critical Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) during natural disasters, terrorist attacks, pandemics, or any life threatening crisis.  Consequently, credit union mission statements might simple alert and deploy... trained credit union' CIRTs to the scene to take command, than mobilize a "Damage Assessment Team (DAT)" to declare what level of response is needed from the credit union's Disaster Recovery Team. Based on CIRT' and DAT' reports the Disaster Recovery team will set up an appropriate Emergency Operation Center and begin forming a Unified Incident Command appropriate for the crisis type, scope, and potential for scope creep.


Operational Periods 1 - 2 - 3: The Economy of  Force!

There are typically three "Operational Periods" following a large scale community crisis. During the first, focus is on the victims "physiological" needs such as the need for air, food, water, and shelter. During the second Operational Period the focus is on reconnecting victims with family, friends, neighbors, and associates who can provide short term support and assistance. During Operational Period 3 the focus is on reconstructing buildings and rebuilding lives.

Celebrate Accomplishments

 Identify Opportunities - Define Goals and Objectives

Next -Reconnect Victims with Their Past!

First - Rebuild The  Economy

"Veterans and credit union members are positioned "mission ready" to guard before, deploy during, and recover after a terrorist attack or natural disaster!"       Rich Woldt

Veterans through veteran' organizations (Posts, Leagues, etc.) and credit union members through their credit unions, chapters, leagues, national and international trade associations are positioned better than anyone else, anywhere in the world, anytime in history to respond during a crisis, no mater what its type, scope or potential for scope creep. Both are embedded at every level of both public and private sectors of society.

Veterans and credit union members are embedded at every level of both public and private sectors of society. After a terrorist attack or natural disaster, it most likely will be a veteran who's first to the scene and trained to take command while a nearby credit union member stands mission ready to take command during the recovery and reconstruction of a damaged economy. 

All veterans have received.. basic and advanced individual training (AIT) in a military occupational specialty (MOS), so they're mission ready to be cleared into an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) or Staging Area and deployed in either a strike or mission force focused to protecting and defending their homeland.

Credit union members belong.. to a grassroots, volunteer, not-for-profit, financial cooperative movement organized to serve a defined field of membership (FOM). Most have received basic and advanced individual training (AIT) through their credit union focused on ensuring a family's economic stability, through their chapter and State league to  grow economic opportunities within a field of membership, chapter, and State, and through their Credit Union National Associations, and WOCCU (The World Council of Credit Unions) to respond to an economic crisis anywhere in the world. 


There are nine veteran organizations in Door County; three Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts (Post #8337 Liberty Grove, WI, Post #9290 Fish Creek, WI, Post #3088 Sturgeon Bay, WI), 5 American Legion Posts (Posts #527  Sister Bay, Posts #72  Sturgeon Bay Posts #372 Maplewood, Posts #402 Washington Island,) 1 AMVET Post (Post #51  Sturgeon Bay,) and 1 Marine Corp League Detachment (Marine Corp League Sturgeon Bay, WI).

The Door County Community Credit Union was organized at our kitchen table in Egg Harbor in the late 1970's and was run out of the trunk of my 1965 Chevy Impala Super Sport for the first few month. We organized it to serve anyone living or working in Door County. We merged with Green Bay's Pioneer Credit Union in 1989 the year Tom Young took over as President/CEO.

"Door County veterans stand mission ready to deploy when the scope or duration of a crisis overwhelms or exhausts Public sector response assets! Veterans in both the Public and Private sectors are trained in Incident Command and Control so stand ready to establish and manage "Private" sector Emergency Operation Centers, "Private" sector Staging Areas deploy to reinforce Public sector responders during mass housing-in-place and/or mass evacuations. Veterans in the Private sector stand mission ready to deploy under a Private sector Unified command structure during all three Operational Periods!"                        Rich Woldt - CEO The Risk Management Learning Center

Conclusion: It is precisely the training of individual and the chain of command from the local through the international levels of both veteran organizations and the world credit union movement that position a free society to stand guard before, defend during, and recovery after the next terrorist attack or natural disaster.  Merging Missions with The National Joint Terrorism Task Force: Terrorist pose the greatest threat to our national security. Their targets include our transportation, food and agriculture industries,  express goal is to destroy our economic infrastructure which includes detonating bombs


Case Study: Merging missions of The Veteran' Anti Terrorism Task Force (V-ATTF) with The National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF)

National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF)

Mission Statement

Goals and Objectives:

?Prevent, disrupt, and defeat terrorist operations before they occur
?Pursue the arrest and prosecution of those who have conducted, aided, and abetted those engaged in terrorist acts
?Provide crisis management following acts of terrorism against U.S. interests

Strategic Action Plan (SAP)

1. Gather CT intelligence from all sources

2. Use intelligence and analysis to enhance preventive efforts and exploit links between terrorist  groups and their support networks

3. Share threat information with all affected agencies and personnel

4. Create and maintain efficient threat mitigation response procedures

5. Provide timely and accurate analysis to USIC and senior policy makers


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2001 to 2010

Mission: Recruit, train, mobilize, and deploy U.S. Military veterans in a Unified-Incident-Command anytime the scope of a terrorist attack, natural disaster, pandemic, or community crisis overwhelms or exhausts "Public" sector response assets. Focus on "Economy of Force" during each operational period through the systematic deployment of Homeland Security "Public-to-Private" partnerships. Stand U.S. chartered veteran organizations mission ready to deploy "Private" sector Critical Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) and Visual Intelligence Persons-Environment Recon (VIPER) squads.  learn more 

Strategic Action Plan (SAP)

Merge Public and Private sector Homeland Security mission statements for enhanced interoperability. Learn more

Promote member benefits in Posts, Leagues, and chartered organizations. Click here for a list of Door County Veteran' organizations.  learn more 

Develop.. Homeland Security Partnerships through veteran organizations. learn more

Mobilize.. Veteran' VIPER Squads and Critical Incident Response Teams (CIRTs).  learn more

Provide.. basic training in Staging Area (SAM) and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) management.  learn more

Rich Woldt - Past Commander Liberty Grove VFW Post 8337



Rich Woldt

Army -Viet Nam    1968 - 1970

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