Voices from the Field: Operation Unified Response
On April 22, 2010, The Center for a New American Security was honored to host three U.S. Air Force officers involved in Operation Unified Response, the United States’ relief campaign in Haiti following January’s devastating earthquake. The officers detailed the logistical, operational, and diplomatic challenges of organizing aid and personnel from dozens of countries with the goal of providing swift assistance to the Haitian people.
The CNAS Voices from the Field project provides a platform for members of the U.S. military and civilian agencies returning from the front lines to speak and write. Having witnessed the execution and effects of U.S. policy firsthand, these service members and civilians can offer field perspectives on best practices. Our goal at CNAS is to ensure their unique and often invaluable insights inform the policy debate in Washington and the broader national security community.
Col Patrick Hollrah, USAF
Commander on the ground
Maj Matthew Jones, USAF
Director of Operations
Capt Dustin Doyle, USAF
Public Affairs Officer