Rogers, Benjamin J. M.S., Purdue University, May 2013. Collaboration: The Effects of
Joint Agency Training for Both National Guard and Department of Homeland Security.
Major Professor: Daniel Lybrook.
Using subject matter experts and responders in the field of incident response, this study
was designed to ascertain whether there is a need for more collaborative training among
both National Guard responders and Department of Homeland Security responders. It
did this by answering the key questions of:
1. What areas within training can be collaborative?
2. What are the effects of joint training on first responders?
3. What training processes can be made more efficient?
Survey participants were asked two phases of questions. The first was designed
to collect data on their experiences. The second was designed to gather their opinions on
collaborative training and to identify areas in need of improvement as well as identify
those areas not in need of improvement through collaborative training. Thematic analysis
was then used on the data to identify common themed areas that could lead to
Collaborative Training, Army National Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Date of this Version
Organizational Leadership and Supervision
Month of Graduation
Master of Technology
Head of Graduate Program
Newton, Kathryne A
Advisor 1 or Chair of Committee
Lybrook, Daniel L
Committee Member 1
Hurt, Andrew C
Committee Member 2
Dietz, James Eric