With the generous support of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the Civil Affairs Association has published Volume 7 of the Civil Affairs Issue Papers on “Civil Affairs: A Force for Influence in Competition.” In addition to an extensive report on the Symposium last fall are the five papers selected for publication, including:
Winning Paper & Presentation
“Strategic Engagement: Illuminating Civil Affairs Influence Pathways”
- Lieutenant Colonel Shafi Saiduddin and Mr. Robert Schafer
“Into the Grey Zone: Integration of Civil Affairs and Information Operations with Embassies”
- Captain Scott Haviland, Maj David Cook, and Maj Don Newberry
“A Gap in Thought & Deed: Civil-Military Relations and Civil-Military Operations”
- Master Sergeant Larry Lloyd
“Civil Considerations in an Era of Great Power Competition”
- Lieutenant Colonel Diana J. Parzik and Major Michael Scwhille
“U.S. Civil Affairs and NATO Civil-Military Cooperation: A Hybrid Solution to Defeat Hybrid Threats”
- Major Csaba Szabó and MSG Robert Nicholson
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 eighth 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 OneCA podcast series, its YouTube channel as well as on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter 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 14 April!