DPTMS Protection Branch Mission Statement
Within the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security, or more commonly referred to as DPTMS, the Protection Branch is a Section within the Plans and Operations Division. The Protection Branch has unique characteristics as it encompasses four different areas. These areas are the Installation Emergency Management Program, the Installation Antiterrorism Program, the Installation OPSEC Program, and the Garrison Command Security Office.
The Emergency Management Office manages Community Outreach with the Ready Liberty Program, develops and maintains Fort Liberty Regulation 525-27, Mass Warning and Notification System (MWNS); provides briefings on Man-Made/Natural Disasters, and manages the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) program. Utilizes the Installation Exercise and Evaluation Team (IEET) to create, design, and execute different types of exercises, and works closely with FEMA, NC State EM and Local EM during disasters or incidents involving the AOR of Fort Liberty.
The Antiterrorism Office is responsible for identifying threats to the Installation and recommends mitigation measures ensuring the protection of personnel, facilities, and infrastructure on Ft. Liberty.
The Garrison Command Security Office executes the requirements for Personnel Security, Information Security and Industrial Security as well as a multitude of internal requirements supporting these programs.
Additionally, the Protection Branch is called upon to activate the Installation Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during an emergency, whether natural, technological, or man-made. Once activated, the Protection Branch provides guidance and assistance to the Operations Branch of DPTMS.