Crisis Management Team Roles & Tasks
Before a crisis occurs, use this checklist to assign crisis management team roles and ensure all team members are properly trained should they ever be needed.
In the chaos of a crisis, it's easy to forget essential duties. All team roles should be assigned ahead of time with backup personnel identified. Team members must be trained in their role(s) and cross-trained in other roles to eliminate structure collapse if some members are absent. The team must be prepared to fill roles to cover 24-hour operations (8- or 12-hour shift) until the crisis transitions to a more sustainable, less demanding battle rhythm. Even during a crisis, there will need to be enough people to cover routine, non-crisis events and activities.
Below is a general list of tasks and roles for the Public Affairs Crisis Management Team. Check with your unit to verify there are no other specific essential duties required.