Mr. Michael ‘Casey’ Collins, Deputy to the Commander
Mr. Michael ‘Casey’ Collins, Deputy to the Commander of Joint Task Force Civil Support, discusses U.S. Northern Command’s, JTF-CS’s role in providing overall command and control of federal and state assets. Collins engages his audience on the importance of command and control as a fluid process that is continuously improving through the implementation of “lessons learned” from training exercises like Vibrant Response 18 and Guardian Response 18.
U.S. Army North executes the annual Vibrant Response consequence management exercise at the direction of U.S. Northern Command to confirm command and control elements of the nation’s CBRN response forces. U.S. Force Command’s linked exercise, Guardian Response, held at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, validates how the subordinate units train to carry out the operations under the direction of a joint task force. GR18 is executed by the U.S. Army Reserve Command. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by SSG. Michael Davis Jr.)