Fort Eustis, Va., Aug. 2, 2016 —
Major General Richard Gallant, U.S. Army National Guard, accepts the flag and command for Joint Task Force Civil Support from General Lori Robinson, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander. The change of command ceremony took place at Fort Eustis, Va., July 29, 2016.
Joint Task Force Civil Support anticipates, plans, and prepares for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Support of Civil Authorities (CBRN-DSCA) response operations. When directed, JTF-CS deploys within 24 hours of notification to command and control DOD forces in support of civil authority response operations in order to save lives, prevent further injury, and provide temporary critical support to enable community recovery.