Sep 082014

corine Wegener - 2Iraq


Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410.547.9000
Baltimore, Maryland
Sunday, September 21
2 – 3:30 PM
Members Free / Non-members: $10.00

The 2003 looting of the Iraq National Museum shocked the world. But despite new efforts to save world treasures, the loss of cultural property during armed conflicts is on the rise. Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, will talk about her work as a U.S. Army “Monuments Man” in Iraq. Terry Drayman-Weisser, the Walters Director of Conservation and Technical Research, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation.
Corine Wegener, a director and former Vice President of the Civil Affairs Association, will speak at the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, MD, on September 21, 2014, 2 PM to 3:30 PM. The Walters address is: 600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201. Telephone: 410.547.9000.
The entrance to the museum is actually on Centre Street, which is one way going eastbound. A parking lot is one block west of the museum.

Sep 012014

Brig Gen Patt Maney, a past President of the Civil Affairs Association and an Okaloosa County, Florida judge, recently received the Harvey Ford Award. This recognition is made each year for just one from more than 300 Florida judges.

Patt has been a leader in many veteran support services and activities. He established the Okaloosa County “standdown”, a one day event where veterans are connected with services they need. He led the support for opening a local Vet Center, and started the state’s first Veterans’ Court. The naming of the “T. Patt Maney Veterans Treatment and Intervention Act” is a recognition of Patt’s leadership and support for our veterans.

Aug 032014

The Civil Affairs Association proudly announces a:
Civil-Military Symposium and Call for Papers on “The Future of Civil Affairs”
In conjunction with the annual Civil Affairs Association banquet and meeting

Friday, November 14th – Saturday, November 15th 2014

At the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, 1601 Valley Forge Road
Valley Forge, PA, 19481

Click the ‘Continue Reading’ link, below, for the General Schedule, the link to register and for the Call for Papers.

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Aug 012014

Foreign Area Officers (FAOs) and Civil Affairs (CA) Specialists

Protect the People
PTP is a network of subject matter experts (SME) that conduct civil-military training exercises for US, United Nations (UN), and NATO agencies. We provide program of instruction (POI) development, train the trainer modules, classroom briefings, online learning, serious games, simulations, tabletop exercises, lessons learned workshops at headquarters, regional commands, and mission level. PTP specializes in supporting complex operations including humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping.

Call for CVs – Training Assignments
PTP is seeking inactive Foreign Area Officers (FAO) and Civil Affairs (CA) specialists to support training exercises as part of U.S. Government programs to build the capacity of foreign forces. Assignments may be 7-30 days in duration, CONUS or OCONUS and possibly in an insecure environment. Please state your preference if you do not wish to work overseas. Compensation is based on prior work experience.

Requirements include:
· 10 or more years of professional experience
· Graduate degree
· Foreign language skills
· Recent overseas experience (past three years)
· Experience in exercise and training design, development & delivery
· Excellent presentation and briefing skills
· Track record of working with inter-agency and civilian teams

Desired skills:
· Asia or Africa regional expertise
· Experience working in a regional CO-COM
· Experience working in a United Nations Peacekeeping mission or a US Government peacekeeping capacity building program such as GPOI, ACOTA, or AFRICAP

Please submit a chronological CV no longer than 3 pages highlighting countries of experience, language skills, and security clearance status to Applicants will be contacted as needed for specific training opportunities.