Because of insufficient equipment and resources in the disaster field, rapid emergency recovery is hard to achieve in spite of increased damages and disaster frequencies. Secondary damages are main concerns and financial burden in the Government keeps increasing due to delayed emergency recovery works.
Therefore, it is required to mobilize reserved military resources for emergency relief and recovery after large-scaled disasters. To mini- mize the impact of the mobilized military resources to the military’s original functions, it is necessary to review the current status and to set up the most efficient and effective system for military assistance to civil authorities.
This paper recommends future directions of military support system for disaster management after reviewing current statuses in Korea and the United States.
When an effective military support system is established, it is expected that the Government can reduce budgetary burden for emergency response and the military can obtain its reputation for peacetime operation.