Joint Task Force-Civil Support

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Emblem of Joint Task Force Civil Support.

Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) is a subordinate command of United States Northern Command[1] headquartered at Fort Eustis. Its mission is to provide command and control for Department of Defense forces deployed in support of the National Response Plan, specifically, managing the consequences of a domestic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) situation. These DoD forces consist of discrete units of specialized consequence management troops from all services called DOD CBRN Response Forces (DCRF).[2]

JTF-CS was created in 1999 to fulfill the Congressional mandate in the 1998 Nunn-Lugar-Domenici legislation [3] for the Secretary of Defense to develop and enhance the federal government's capability to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks.[4]

The current commander of JTF-CS is Major General Jeff W. Mathis III, Army National Guard.[5]

List of commanders[edit]

Name Branch Term began Term ended
6. MG Jeff W. Mathis III United States Army National Guard July 2012 Current
5. Maj Gen Jonathan T. Tracey United States Air National Guard July 2010 July 2012
4. MG Daniel E. Long Jr. United States Army National Guard June 2007 July 2010
3. MG Bruce E. Davis United States Army National Guard December 2004 June 2007
2. MG Jerry W. Grizzle United States Army National Guard October 2001 December 2004
1. MG Bruce M. Lawlor United States Army National Guard October 1999 October 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ About U.S. Northern Command, retrieved 2010-01-25 
  2. ^ Gist, P.A. (2006-09-11), Protecting the homeland at JTF-civil support, retrieved 2008-01-04 
  3. ^ Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 1998, retrieved 2010-01-25 
  4. ^ Joint Task Force Civil Support FAQ, retrieved 2008-01-04 
  5. ^ National Guard Bureau, Biography, Major General Jeff W. Mathis III, retrieved November 30, 2013


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