The field of emergency management is an evolving landscape. In the past 10 years, several large-scale disasters have altered the practice of emergency management. Within the United States, oversight from organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—in addition to coordinating response/recovery efforts with the military—has revealed immense challenges in executing disaster response and recovery activities. Most notably, 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina served as valuable lessons for developing effective strategies aimed at disaster response and recovery. With many revisions to policy for executing response and recovery activities, the skill set of emergency managers continually changes.

Other emergencies and major disasters have revealed that the field of emergency management is not an exact science. The BP oil spill, for example, or the earthquake that struck Haiti revealed inconsistencies in the execution of disaster response and recovery efforts. The goal is to reach a level of executable standards to promote ultimate recovery. With that in mind, to what extent has the emergency manager’s role changed? How will this role continue to change and what improvements to the field of emergency management, if any, will result from these changes?


The Assignment (2–3 pages)


For this Assignment, imagine that you are invited to provide a presentation on the evolving role of the emergency manager in contemporary disaster response. Submit a paper on the following:

  • Describe the skills and specialized knowledge needed to be an effective emergency manager in today’s system of emergency management.
  • Explain why these skills and specialized knowledge are needed in the changing landscape of emergency management.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation.

The Role of the Military in Disaster Response and Recovery

A massive earthquake occurs along the New Madrid fault line that leads to tremendous damage and loss of life all along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. The military is dispatched to help the nation respond to the incident.

Shortly thereafter, a situation arises in another part of the world necessitating a military response. Opponents of mobilizing the military for disaster response and recovery argue that using the military for these types of incidents compromises the ability of the military to respond to other high-level incidents.

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 outlines provisions for limiting federal military personnel to enforce the laws of the land. To what extent are disaster response and recovery activities restricted to civilian efforts? When should the military become involved in disaster response and recovery?

For this Discussion, review the media and Learning Resources for this week. Then consider the relationship between military- and state-level emergency management. Reflect on those situations that require military- and/or state-level response.


Post your position on whether the Posse Comitatus Act should be enforced during national and state emergencies and explain why. Then describe two emergencies that may require military response and explain why.

Be sure to use the Learning Resources and current literature to support your response.


Canton, L. G. (2007). Emergency management: Concepts and strategies for effective programs. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Chapter 3, “The Emergency Manager: Evolving Roles and Shifting Paradigms” (pp, 63–83) (Review)

Sylves, R. (2015). Disaster policy and politics: Emergency management and homeland security (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: CQ Press.

  • Chapter 7, “Civil-Military Relations and National Security” (pp. 194-219)

Walsh, D. W., Christen, H. T., Jr., Callsen, C. E., Jr., Miller, G. T., Maniscalco, P. M., Lord, G. C., & Dolan, N. J. (2012). National incident management system: Principles and practice (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Chapter 13, “Resource Management” (pp. 135–149)

·         Assignment

·         Review Chapter 5 in the course text, Orientation to the Counseling Profession: Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations, focusing on effective counseling characteristics. Think about how each of these would affect your behaviors as a clinical mental health counselor.

·         Review the media program, paying attention to the characteristics of effective counseling.

·         Think about effective and ineffective counseling characteristics and the behaviors associated with them.

·         Review the “Transcript: Effective Counselor Characteristics and Behaviors” document located in the Learning Resources. Think about which of the clinical mental health counselor’s characteristics and behaviors in the case study were effective and which were ineffective. Consider how these characteristics influenced the counseling session.

·         Think about whether characteristics and behaviors are consistent with counseling as an art or a science, or both, and why.

The Assignment (2–3 pages)

·         Describe at least two effective characteristics and/or behaviors in the case study and explain why they were effective.

·         Describe at least two ineffective characteristics and/or behaviors and explain why they were ineffective.

·         Explain how the clinical mental health counselor’s characteristics and/or behaviors may influence the session in the case study.




Willmington discusses the humanity of Jesus Christ and gives specific characteristics/examples of this. In at least 100 words, chose two of the characteristics that Willmington lays out and apply the scripture reference to that characteristic. Next, in at least 200 words discuss how this would be relevant in today’s society that finds it difficult to relate to Jesus.

Textbook- Great Truths from God's Word, Twelve Theological Themes, Dr.Harold Willmington Pages 111- 132

i'm taking mse 304, (engineering economy) i have status report due tomorrow. i have a sample in case was needed. i need help with this subject.

This is a research paper which should contain about 2,500 words. The main idea of this research paper is to develop the work of an economist, a school of thought, a specific concept or a specific debate in the history of economic thought.

Some suggested topics are as follows: are the theories of imperialism valid today?; did recent U.S. financial crisis show that markets are imperfect?; did recent U.S. financial crisis show that Keynes was right?; markets adjust themselves?; why socialist Russia felt apart?; is Post-Keynesian theory of price superior to the neoclassical one?; is the theory of labor testable?

Also here you can use graphs, tables or equation(s) if you feel that this material will help to support your main points. The class will give you the necessary theoretical knowledge to develop a research paper but you should try to combine this knowledge with the use of statistics and real data (e.g. from the BEA, BLS, OCDE, UN, etc.) in order to support your main hypothesis. As the previous instructions, this research paper should contain a title, introduction, main body of your research paper, and conclusions. Finally, besides our textbook, you have to use at least 2 scholarly articles 

Many of the laws and policies that have been put into effect in the last 40 years by elected officials at local, state, and national levels have wrecked the US economy, widened the economic gap between the extremely rich and the other 98% of the US population, eliminated protections of voting rights, raised new barriers to voting rights, reduced protection of the environment, defended and protected environmental polluters, reduced funding of public education, increased the political power of the largest corporations in the world, and allowed the US infrastructure to age into dangerous disrepair.

State your hypothesis that explains why Americans vote for politicians and judges that make laws and decisions that have these results?

No plagarism, and needs to be around 150 words


Week 4 Assignment.