May 112009

We are the professional association for the United States military Civil Affairs community. Our members are in the U.S. military and are civilians in government and industry. We have both active and retired Army, Marine Corps, and Navy members. We also have and encourage members from other countries.

Mar 172014

The Peace Operations Policy Program, The Defense Education Forum of the Reserve Officers Association, the Civil Affairs Association, The Foreign Area Officer Association, the Alliance for Peacebuilding, United Nations Association of the USA – National Capital Area, and The Better World Campaign are proud to present the 20th “Civil Affairs Roundtable”:

More than “Monuments Men”–Military Support to Governance in the 21st Century
Date: Friday, 21 March 2014

Time: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM (post-event reception to follow)

Location: George Mason University
3351 Fairfax Drive, “Founders Hall”–Room 111 – Please note the change of room number.
Arlington, Virginia 22201
(Virginia Sq/GMU Metro station)

The movie “The Monuments Men” reminds us of the time when specialized military units had a direct role in filling the gaps of governance in war-torn countries. Today’s Civil Affairs and Foreign Area officers perform much more indirect tasks in supporting governance, not only in post-conflict situations but also for conflict prevention. What should the role of military forces be in helping to build and preserve peace, considering the complexity and comprehensiveness of today’s environments, the need to provide governance and security at community as well as country levels, and the capabilities of interagency, intergovernmental, and non-governmental civil society organizations to lead and perform many of the functions originally given to the military? How should all these organizations continue to evolve and what policies and practices should they adopt to more effectively work together in a way that also minimizes cost and risk at a time of waning public interest in foreign intervention?


Mar 022014

TO: Members of the Civil Affairs Association February 23, 2014

SUBJECT: Spring Association Board Meeting
You are invited to the Civil Affairs Association’s Spring Board Meeting which will be held on Saturday, 22 March 2014 at the Arlington Court Suites Hotel, 1200 North Courthouse Road. Arlington, VA. Telephone number is (703) 524-4000.

When calling the hotel for reservations, ask for the Civil Affairs Association Room Rate which will be available Thursday through Saturday, March 20 to March 22.

The meeting will begin at 9:00 am.
Please confirm your attendance by emailing:
Hotel information at:

George “Mike” Dudley (910) 835-1314 – Office
Civil Affairs Association
Colonel, USA, Retired
National Secretary-Treasure

Feb 232014

Sgt. 1st Class George Van Sant, a Life Member, former director, and Enlisted Vice President of the Civil Affairs Association, died recently.  George was a Distinguished Member of the US Army Reserve Civil Affairs Corps.  He was a recipient of the Civil Affairs Association Ralph R. Temple Award.

George was in the Army for 40 years.  His years included service in Vietnam, Korea, and Germany.  His Civil Affairs service was in the 404 th Civil Affairs Battalion.  George’s civilian work was Professional Planner and Land Surveyor.

Jan 172014
MG Berkman

MG Berkman

Maj Gen (Ret) Berkman passed away on Wednesday, 15 January, 2014.

The Funeral Service will be private.

To get the mailing address for Mrs. Berkman

Please contact the Civil Affairs Association at: