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.
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: email@example.com
Hotel information at: http://www.arlingtoncourthotel.com/
George “Mike” Dudley (910) 835-1314 – Office
Civil Affairs Association firstname.lastname@example.org
Colonel, USA, Retired
Civil Affairs Roundtable Report – Military Support to Peacebuilding
As peacebuilding moves to the forefront of peace and security activities worldwide, how is – or how should – the role of the U.S. military be evolving to this challenge? How do peacebuilding actors view how the military fits into a “whole of society” effort to address “human security” concerns? What is the way ahead on civil-military coordination in peacebuilding?
These are questions the George Mason University Peace Operations Policy Program, Reserve Officers Association, Alliance for Peacebuilding, Civil Affairs Association, Foreign Area Officer Association, Better World Campaign, and UN Association of the USA DC Chapter Peace and Security Committee began to address at the 19th Civil Affairs Roundtable on “Military Support to Peacebuilding” at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus just outside Washington, D.C. this past November 14th.
To read and download the report, go to:
The next Civil Affairs Roundtable on “More than Monuments Men: Military Support to Governance” will be at George Mason University on Friday the 21st of March. For more and to register, go to: http://www.roa.org/events/def/def-supporting-governance-21st-century
Colonel, U.S. Army Civil Affairs (ret.)
International Civil-Military Peace & Security Consultant
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.
For 2014 the Association recognized USMCR Captain Ian M. Pharoah as the Company Grade Officer of the Year, Gunnery Sergeant John J. Kilby as the CAG’s Group Staff Non-Commissioned of the Year, and Sergeant Joseph P. Schutta as the Group Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.
In 2013 the Civil Affairs Association recognized USMCR Captain Gilbert M. Nelson as the 2nd CAG’s Civil Affairs Company Grade Officer of the Year, and Sergeant Peter M. Vandevoorde as the unit’s Civil Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.
Brig. Gen., Ret., Dennis Wilkie with 2nd CAG Marines. Lesson included: Monuments Men, WWII Civil Affairs Functional Specialties, The Institute for Military Support to Governance, Marine Corps Governance of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and the Small Wars Manual
Marine Corps Re-numbers Its CAGs
The 2nd CAG, Washington, DC, was until last fall the 4th CAG. It was re-designated the 2nd CAG to recognize its service alignment with the USMC II MEF. The former 3 rd CAG at Camp Pendleton was re-designated the 1st CAG to recognize its alignment with the USMC I MEF. A year ago the Marine Corps activated a new 3 rd CAG, at Great Lakes Navy Training Center, Illinois. On December 15, 2013 the new 4 th CAG was activated in Southern Florida at Hialeah, Florida.