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Reimagining a CA Force in the US Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Sgt. Brittany Alexander speaks with children during the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup in support of KAMANDAG at Barangay Dibacong in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines, Sept. 16, 2017. Bilateral exercises such as KAMANDAG increase the ability of the United States and the Philippines to rapidly respond and work together during real world terrorist or humanitarian crises, in order to accomplish the mission, support the local population and help mitigate human suffering. Alexander is a civil affairs specialist with III Marine Expeditionary Force, and is a native of Landover, Maryland. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)

"Somehow the CA force became purveyors of poorly conceived projects and conduits of solatia payments. There is so much more to CA than that. It is time to reimagine how we use the CA force."

Lt Col (Ret) Anthony P. Terlizzi wrote this great piece in the Marine Corps Gazette March 2020 Issue on reimagining the role of Civil Affairs for the Marine Corps.

The Marines have done a great job articulating what civil affairs can do for the US Marine Corps and the Joint Force now and in the future. They have crafted a strong and clear narrative as demonstrated by Terlizzi's article.

We found this to be a great read and you can download here.



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