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.


Collaborative Training, Army National Guard, Department of Homeland Security

Date of this Version



Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Department Head

Athinarayanan, Ragu

Month of Graduation



Master of Technology

Degree Type

Directed Project

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