After the Storm

Friday, 20 July 2018: 16:00
Oral Presentation
Rene MOELKER, Netherlands Defense Academy, Netherlands
Joseph SOETERS, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Netherlands Defense Academy, Netherlands
Storms reign the Caribbean. Recent storm Irma caused damage to 90% of all homes in St Maarten that is a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. First to provide aid were the military and the military will make large part of the reconstruction effort. Ships will bring in materials, provisions, and first necessities whilst the reconstruction team is headed by former Lieutenant-general Hans Leijtens ... a former Military Police general. Civil and military authorities will have to work together to reconstruct almost everything, but foremost to piece together a governance structure that enables the collaboration between civil and military partners. The collaboration activates a constabulory force structure that demands more than fighting the forces of nature and that requires a military contribution to re-establishing and reconstructing governance after the storm. The Janowizian concept of the modern constabulary use of the military organization will be put to test within the context of disaster relieve and crisismanagement.