With the generous support of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the Civil Affairs Association has published Volume 8 of the Civil Affairs Issue Papers on “Building a Global Civil-Military Network.” In addition to an extensive report on last fall’s Symposium, the papers form the basis of discussion at the spring Roundtable on 5 April. The five papers include:
“Civil Affairs and Great-Power Competition: Civil-Military Networking in the Gray Zone”
- Sergeant First Class Nicholas Kempenich, Jr., USA
“Innovation as a Weapon System: Cultivating Global Entrepreneur and Venture Capital Partnerships”
- Major Giancarlo Newsome, USA, Colonel Bradford Hughes, USA, and Lieutenant Colonel Tyson Voelkel, USA
“Maximum Support, Flexible Footprint: Civilian Applied Research Laboratories to Support the 38G Program”
- Hayden Bassett, PhD, and Lieutenant Kate Harrell, USNR
“Individualism versus Collectivism: Civil Affairs and the Clash of National Strategic Cultures”
- Colonel Marco A. Bongioanni, USA
"Back to Basics: Civil Affairs in a Global Civil-Military Network" - Major Jim Munene, USA, and Staff Sergeant Courtney Mulhern, USA
The Civil Affairs Issue Papers series forms the Civil Affairs Association’s capstone to deepen and broaden the formal processes for CA force development along the lines of policy, doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities (DOTMLPF-P). Now in their ninth year of advancing a more strategic, comprehensive, and integrative understanding of CA, they also contribute to fostering a learning organization that must go beyond military command structures and the CA Corps, including allied and counterpart civil-military organizations and interorganizational partners.
While the findings, opinions and recommendations of this singular source document are representative of the extended family of the CA Corps, they do not represent the official opinion of any kind. This document enables operator input to the CA proponent offices and Army, Marine, and joint commands and institutions, on professional and force development issues, giving voice to those with the greatest stake in the future of their enterprise. These papers are also increasingly read at major service, joint command and defense policy levels. Thanks to AUSA, this has become even more possible.
Beyond this capstone publication, the Association offers additional discussion and discovery all year 'round on the Eunomia Journal online, the One CA Podcast series, its YouTube channel as well as on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. While one goal is to mainstream CA into the larger discussions of the Army, Marine, joint force and national security issues, the other is to help improve CA professional cognitive and communication skills as a function of intellectual readiness and building human capital and learning networks.
In addition to the fall Symposium, the Association runs an online Roundtable every spring. For more, go to Civil Affairs Association website.
And sign up for the online Roundtable on 5April.