Tactical and Technical

Community Recovery: Six Ideas to Close 'Intent-to-Capability' Gaps

By Chris Field February 13, 2019


Community recovery is optimised when communities lead and take credit for community achievements. However, community based recovery may include a mismatch between a community's recovery intent and its capabilities. In this article, Major General Chris Field draws on his experience in disaster recovery management and numerous deployments to provide six ideas to help close community recovery intent-to-capability gaps following a natural disaster.

About the author: Chris Field is Vice Director of Operations, US Central Command, Tampa, Florida 



Chris Field

Major General Chris Field is Deputy Commanding General, Operations, US Army Central.


The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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