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Agenda for the 2023 Civil Affairs Conference

The Civil Affairs Association has posted its agenda for the 2023 Civil Affairs Conference at the Iron Mike Conference Center at Ft. Liberty, NC from Friday, 8 December to Saturday, 9 December. The Conference will discuss “Campaigning and Civil Affairs” as explained in the 2023-24 Civil Affairs Issue Papers call for papers. As the CA Corps’ premier professional force and professional development event, the Conference

enables the Corps to come together, network, formulate, and discuss ways ahead with institutional and policy leaders as well as recognize its outstanding members, enjoy camaraderie, and build esprit de corps.

The Conference entails workshops on Friday run by the USAJFKSWCS, the 95th CA Brigade (SO) (A), and the USACAPOC(A) 38G Program report their findings, conclusions, and recommendations the next day, when keynote Brig. Gen. Kelly M. Dickerson from the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve presents on "Campaigning Reserve Component Forces - Implications for Civil Affairs."

Later than morning, senior command and institutional leaders gather to discuss “Finding a Corps-wide Narrative on the Civil Affairs Value Proposition.” At lunch, new Association president Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Hugh Van Roosen discusses “Campaigning Civil Affairs Association Support to the Civil Affairs Corps.”

The final act at the Conference will be the presentation of Issue Papers selected for publication in its 10th volume in early 2024 and competing for prizes of up to $1,000 for best paper presentation.

Later that night, Conference guests can attend the USACAPOC(A) Military Ball, which includes announcement of 2023 Winfield Scott Medal recipients. Guest speaker is James Saenz, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Stabilization Policy, ASD (SO/LIC). Attendance is an individual responsibility. Fees run from $25 to $65. Reserve tickets NLT 10 November on the USACAPOC(A) invitation site. For questions, call the USACAPOC(A) Command Group at 1.910.432.6210.

To register for the Civil Affairs Conference, go to the Civil Affairs Association website and look under “events.” The conference fee is $40 for Association members (online advance only) and $50 for non-members, which covers administrative costs, Friday and Saturday daytime beverages and Saturday catered lunch (lunch on Friday is not hosted).

Lodging for this event will be an individual responsibility – recommended accommodations for those dates are the Embassy Suites Fayetteville, Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville, Hampton Inn Fayetteville, or SpringHill Suites Fayetteville. Please make your reservation soon.

Any questions, please email

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