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.
The Civil Affairs Association is sponsoring a conference this fall in November. The dates are November 13 to November 15, 2014.
An Association board meeting will be held in conjunction with this conference.
The conference hotel is the Radisson Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Conference events will be at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
Please refer to this website for more information on the November conference.
In recent ceremonies at Fort Bragg, the Army’s Special Operations Regiments recognized Distinguished and Honorary Members of the Regiments. Retired Army Colonels Dennis Barlow, Dennis Cahill, and David Mitchell were inducted as Distinguished Members of the U. S. Army Civil Affairs Regiment. Dr. Karen Guttieri from the Navy Post Graduate School, Monterrey, CA was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Civil Affairs Regiment.
Brig. Gen. David G. Fox, Commander U. S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (JFKSWCS) is at left with Col., Ret.
Mitchell, center, and Col. James J. Wolff, Director of the Civil Affairs
Branch at JFKSWCS.
Dr. Karen Guttieri being recognized as an Honorary Member of the U. S.
Army Civil Affairs Regiment.
Shown at the reception following the regimental induction ceremony are
Col. Wolff, Brig Gen., Ret., Dennis Wilkie, Honorary Colonel of the U.
S. Army Civil Affairs Regiment, Col., Ret Irv Lindley, Member of the
Executive Committee of the Civil Affairs Association, and Col., Ret.,
Mike Dudley, Secretary Treasurer of the Civil Affairs Association
On Sunday, 6 April 2014, starting at 1400, BG Paul K. Lebedine was the Master of Ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC.
Colonel Leonard DeFrancisci turned over the leadership of the 2ND CAG to Colonel Lawrence Kaifesh.
After the ceremony was completed, there was a meal of barbecue, beans and slaw back at the headquarters of the CAG.
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.