Civil Affairs Association

History & Purpose

The Civil Affairs Association was founded by the veterans of World War II following that war.  It was originally named the Military Government Association.  The Association is incorporated in the District of Columbia as a not-for-profit military profession association.  It is now recognized by the IRS as a code section 501(c)19 veterans organization.  This Conference in Raleigh is the 54th Annual Conference of the Association.

 

The purpose established by the founders was for the Association to be an advocate of  a strong and ready US Military that had a capable and adequate Civil Affairs force.  The Association was also envisioned as a military professional organization that would serve as a forum for professionals to present and exchange their ideas on Civil Affairs.

The bi-monthly publication, the Civil Affairs Journal and Newsletter, dates from the beginning days of the Association.  It carries news of people, places, and events of interest to Civil Affairs soldiers.  It also carries articles with scholarly discussion of Civil Affairs issues.

 

The Association annually recognizes persons who have made contributions in the field of Civil Affairs.  The Colonel Ralph R. Temple Award is named for a World War II veteran and early Chairman of the Association’s Executive Committee.  This award is for outstanding service in the furtherance of the Association’s objectives. The John H. Hilldring Award, named for the Association’s founder and World War II Chief of the Army’s Civil Affairs Division, is awarded to persons for outstanding Civil Affairs military service.   The Association’s Annual Award is presented to a person for outstanding contributions in the field of Military Civil Affairs.

 

The Association provides the financial and administrative support required by the U. S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs Corps, a member of the Army’s Regimental System.  It also provides financial and administrative support to a variety of other programs that do not receive Government funding.

 

The Civil Affairs Association was founded by the veterans of World War II following that war.  It was originally named the Military Government Association.  The Association is incorporated in the District of Columbia as a not-for-profit military profession association.  It is now recognized by the IRS as a code section 501(c)19 veterans organization.  This Conference in Raleigh is the 54th Annual Conference of the Association.

 

The purpose established by the founders was for the Association to be an advocate of  a strong and ready US Military that had a capable and adequate Civil Affairs force.  The Association was also envisioned as a military professional organization that would serve as a forum for professionals to present and exchange their ideas on Civil Affairs.

 

The bi-monthly publication, the Civil Affairs Journal and Newsletter, dates from the beginning days of the Association.  It carries news of people, places, and events of interest to Civil Affairs soldiers.  It also carries articles with scholarly discussion of Civil Affairs issues.

 

The Association annually recognizes persons who have made contributions in the field of Civil Affairs.  The Colonel Ralph R. Temple Award is named for a World War II veteran and early Chairman of the Association’s Executive Committee.  This award is for outstanding service in the furtherance of the Association’s objectives. The John H. Hilldring Award, named for the Association’s founder and World War II Chief of the Army’s Civil Affairs Division, is awarded to persons for outstanding Civil Affairs military service.  The Association’s Annual Award is presented to a person for outstanding contributions in the field of Military Civil Affairs.

 

The Association provides the financial and administrative support required by the U. S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs Corps, a member of the Army’s Regimental System.  It also provides financial and administrative support to a variety of other programs that do not receive Government funding.

 

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Bylaws

Bylaws of the Association were last adopted in 2018.

 

Click here for a copy of the bylaws.