2nd Psychological Operations Group

Behind the curtains. We are Soldiers, trained by Soldiers. Every single Soldier is taught by another who went before them. It is an honor for us to serve. It is also an honor to mentor those who serve. The world and warfare has evolved. Information is weaponized. Maneuvering the battlefield becomes more complicated everyday and the demands for civil-military operators and information capabilities increase. To prepare for the challenge, we rely on previous real-world experience as well as challenging simulated environments, such as the National Training Center. Designed to portray near-peer threats that include conventional forces, insurgents, criminal activity, humanitarian crisis and civilians on the battlefield. Designed for Soldiers to win, to fail, to learn, to grow, and to focus. Designed to build cohesive teams and develop talented leaders. Designed to strengthen U.S. forces. U.S. Army trainers responsible for overseeing information related capabilities including Information Operations, Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations and other capabilities are consolidated under the “Ghost Team” at NTC. If you are interested in becoming an Observer, Coach / Trainer for Ghost Team email ntc.ghostteam@gmail.com
Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks about the changes and implementation of the new ACFT 2.0. The U.S. Army challenges all Soldiers to pass the ACFT at the gold standard. The ACFT will strengthen our fitness culture, reduce injuries, and increase Army readiness. COVID19 has had an enormous impact on our nation and on our Soldiers. Leadership has assessed the situation and adjusted our implementation of the ACFT across the force. As a result of that assessment, we now introduce ACFT “2.0,” which will physically prepare us all for combat. ACFT 2.0 is the Army’s continuous effort to assess and evolve the ACFT by reviewing its scoring standards and alternate events. Performance data will continue to inform modifications and updates over the next few years. The Army Reserve will remain open and transparent in our scoring standards. When changes are implemented, we will provide appropriate training guidance in our doctrine. For now, no adverse administrative actions will be taken against a Soldier for failing the ACFT. This guidance is in place at least through 31 March 2022.

MISSION 

2d Psychological Operations Group will be manned, trained, and equipped to conduct Military Information Support Operations (MISO) during all operational phases in support of combat operations in order to influence the behavior of selected target audiences (TA) in support of Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC) and their subordinate commands' objectives.

VISION 

The 2d Psychological Operations Group (POG) will provide campaign quality, expeditionary capable, Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Units to the Department of Defense. 2d POG will provide ready, deployable, trained PSYOP units that can deploy anywhere in the world.

Operation Toy Drop is back!
Brig. Gen. Dean Thompson (center), commanding general – 353rd Civil Affairs Command, looks on as Maj. Gen. Isaac Johnson, Jr. (left), commanding general, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) exchanges greetings with one of the allied partner jump masters during the Randy Older Memorial Operation Toy drop 2.0, a combined airborne training event at Fort Bragg, NC, held from 4-12 DEC 2022 and designed to increase joint airborne proficiency while enhancing community relations.
Dec. 23, 2022 - FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Muffled laughter, excited chatter and the soft thud of toys hitting cardboard filled the crisp early morning air at Sicily drop zone as paratroopers from across the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological...

International partners bring together training and toys at USACAPOC(A)
Paratroopers from across Fort Bragg and the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) donated over 1,500 toys to benefit local children during the 2022 Randy Owen Memorial Toy Drop 2.0, a combined airborne training event at Fort Bragg, NC from 5-12 December, 2022.
Dec. 13, 2022 - A legacy continued at U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) as they once again gathered for the 2022 Randy Oler Memorial Toy Drop 2.0 here, Dec. 4-13, 2022...

Rice University’s Baker Institute partnership brings light to USACAPOC(A)
Maj. Gen. Isaac Johnson, Jr., commanding general, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), signs the Memorandum of Understanding sealing a partnership between Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and USACAPOC(A), in the office of former United States Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff James Baker, III, at the Baker Institute, Houston, Texas, on November 28, 2022. The MOU is aimed at providing additional training opportunities to the U.S. Army Reserve’s Military Government Specialists (38G). (US Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Lisa M Litchfield)
Dec. 6, 2022 - Surrounded by historical documents, photos, and memorabilia in the office of former United States Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff James Baker, III, at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy,...

2nd Psychological Operations Group Welcomes New Commander
Soldiers of 2nd Psychological Operations Group congratulate and welcome incoming commander Col. Lawrence E. Williams who took command of the group on November 5, 2022, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. (US Army Photo Sgt. First Class Kevin Rayan)
Nov. 25, 2022 - “The change of command is a traditional ceremony, rich in symbolism and heritage.” With those words, the change of command between outgoing 2nd Psychological Operations Group (2POG) commander Col. James C. Slaughter, and...

USARC summit highlights modern training shift
Col. Kelly Johnson, G3, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), brings his unit's capabilities into focus during the U.S. Army Reserve Command Training Summit held 27-29 July, 2022 at the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations headquarters, Fort Bragg, NC. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Lisa M. Litchfield)
Oct. 5, 2022 - Alignment of the U.S. Army Reserve Command’s training line of effort with the operational and readiness lines of effort was the focus of the USAR Enterprise Collective Training Summit held earlier this summer at the U.S. Army...
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Col. Lawrence E. Williams
Commander, 2nd Psychological Operations Group (Airborne)
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Command Sgt. Maj. Tawanna M. Dawson
Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Psychological Operations Group (Airborne)
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