2010 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne)
Global Civil Affairs Conference
Effective Integration of Civil Affairs Capabilities into the US Government's Comprehensive Approach towards Conflict Prevention and Stabilization Operations
In 2009, this conference focused on examining United States Government policies and procedures that integrated soft and hard power and how Civil Affairs Soldiers operationalized these preventative engagement strategies to deter conflict and to contribute towards victory in the long war.
We used the conference to introduce and implement a new approach for how CA works as a catalyst and integrator—specifically developing cooperative interagency activities/strategies that increase long-term access into areas of interest for the Department of State, USAID and the Department of Defense. We have made significant progress in employing this strategy over the past year.
This year, we will maintain our focus on preventative engagement and we will challenge the conference attendees to chart the way ahead for the stability operations community on effective Integration of Civil Affairs capabilities into the US Government's Comprehensive Approach towards Conflict Prevention—Civil-Military Teaming.
Day one of this two and a half day conference will be application of predictive analysis of Civil Affairs requirements, capabilities and the associated gap analysis for 2017—focusing on the facilitation of the comprehensive approach. Day Two will focus primarily on the Information Sharing sector and the necessity to bring together the existing systems to best support a coordinated effort. The final half day will showcase interagency success stories from Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE HAITI from the diplomatic, development and defense perspectives; highlighting best practices that we can build on to improve future operations.
The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum to define current challenges, analyze them in respect to forecasted requirements, identify the associated gaps in capacity, and then leverage the subject matter expertise of the conference participants to generate recommendations to our senior civilian and military leadership in an effort to establish a benchmark for success Civil Affairs benchmark for in 2017.