humanitarian operations center


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humanitarian operations center

An interagency policymaking body that coordinates the overall relief strategy and unity of effort among all participants in a large foreign humanitarian assistanceoperation. It normally is established under the direction of the government of the affected country or the United Nations, ora United States Government agency during a United States unilateral operation. The humanitarian operations center shouldconsist of representatives from the affected country, the United States Embassy or Consulate, the joint force, the UnitedNations, nongovernmental and international organizations, and other major players in the operation. Also called HOC. See also operation.
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Glossary AFDD air force doctrine document CHE complex humanitarian emergency CMOC civil-military operations center CRG contingency response group DIRMOBFOR director of mobility forces DOD Department of Defense DV distinguished visitor HACC humanitarian assistance coordination center HOC humanitarian operations center JCMOTF joint civil-military operations task force JP joint publication MAF Mobility Air Forces MOOTW military operations other than war NGO nongovernmental organization OSOCC on-site operations coordination center PVO private volunteer organization SOFA status of forces agreement TALCE Tanker-Airlift Control Element UK United Kingdom UN United Nations US United States USCINCCENTCOM United States Commander in Chief Central Command
In Provide Comfort, Restore Hope, and Support Hope, civil-military and humanitarian operations centers progressively improved to reach a high level of effectiveness in coordinating military and civilian humanitarian operations.
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