Click to return to front pageCommittee Report on the New Jersey Naval Militia Joint Command (NJNMJC) to The Adjutant General

During the course of this study, a number of potential operations or activities that could be performed by the NJNMJC were identified. The original concept of putting a waterborne force at the disposal of TAG still exists. However, there are a number of land-based functions that can also be performed in support of the NJNG. Thus, the following listing of specified tasks is divided into maritime and ground activities. It is anticipated that waterborne functions will be performed primarily by the Naval Militia. Conversely, land-based operations will be primarily handled by ground elements of the State Guard. Nevertheless, there is little doubt that there may be substantial overlap as dictated by mission requirements. In addition, all potential operations are contingent on the appropriate training certification of personnel and the availability of resources and equipment.

Maritime Specified Tasks
1. Provide waterborne support to the state’s homeland security program
2. Provide specialized, trained naval personnel, and their equipment in time of state emergencies, e.g. snow removal, hurricanes, floods, and etc.
3. Support Family Assistance Teams/SRP (e.g. attorneys, chaplains).
4. Provide waterborne patrol and surveillance involving critical infrastructure or power plants.
5. Support waterborne surveillance requirements for the NJNG Drug Task Force.
6. Assist the Marine Police and other Law Enforcement agencies with maritime surveillance requirements.
7. Provide technical assistance to the maritime facets of the State’s weapons of mass destruction program.
8. Assist with environmental spill management as needed by NJDEP and USCG.
9. Support the NJ Emergency Management System with disaster relief support and assistance.
10. Provide support as requested to NJNG special projects.
11. Provide training for specialized maritime needs (e.g. navigation)
12. Conduct boat safety checks at the request of the Marine Police.
13. Assist the USCG with maintenance of inland waterway navigational aids.
14. Conduct classes on boat safety and operation on public waterways.
15. Provide private boat registration checks for NJ Department of the Transportation.
16. Provide maritime services and support to local and county governments.
17. Assist all governmental entities with port security matters by leveraging personnel who have expertise in the maritime industry. Collect open source intelligence related to port security.

Ground Specified Tasks
1. Provide staff expertise and support to the NJDMAVA Joint Operations Center (JOC) by serving as shift augmenters and a trained backup force.
2. Assist at the various County Offices of Emergency Management (OEMs) to provide a resident liaison to DMAVA. This reduces the manning requirements on DMAVA, as these Guardsmen are able to function as various equipment operators and or responders in lieu of staging at the County OEMs.
3. Support the NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management by providing community emergency response team (CERT) qualified instructors who completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) CERT Training.
4. Provide specialized medical training, first aid instruction, and safety awareness to first responders.
5. Certify in the FEMA incident command system (ICS) and develop proficiency and expertise by exercising these ICS concepts at training assemblies.
6. Provide disaster relief support to Municipal, County, or State agencies tasked with this mission.
7. Provide trained and experienced professionals to various public service facilities to ensure their continued, and uninterrupted, service to the community in times of natural disasters or other emergencies.
8. Provide family assistance teams and soldier readiness preparation (SRP) specialized support (JAG, Chaplain) to NJ National Guard Troops which are in the process to be, or have been, deployed.