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Welcome to the recruiting information source for the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne)!
Here you will find FAQ's, points of contact for USACAPOC(A) recruiting information as well as points of contact and links for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and the Army Reserve Careers Group.
For more info on joining the USACAPOC(A) Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations, as well as the Military Support to Governance (38G) teams, contact us via email at:
Civil Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychological Operations: email@example.com
Military Support to Governance (38G): apply at the U.S. Army Talent Management site: https://talent.army.mil/job/civilaffairs-reserve/
Reach the USACAPOC(A) Task Force Manning Talent Manager by phone at (910) 432-5948
The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) has positions in the fields of Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations all over the U.S. waiting for the right candidate.
CIVIL AFFAIRS | PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS | MILITARY SUPPORT TO GOVERNANCE (38G)
Army Reserve Civil Affairs FAQs:
As an Army Reserve Civil Affairs (CA) Soldier, you will be trained in both tactical skills and an understanding of the civil-social dynamics and populace behaviors that affect military operations. As a "Warrior-Diplomat," you will use civil affairs training to inform and influence military operations while working directly with indigenous populations, civil institutions, interagency organizations, and unified action partners. "Secure the Victory!"
Maj. Sachiyo Kawaguchi, a dentist assigned to Civil Affairs East Africa Southern European Task Force Africa functional specialty team, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, reads with a child at the new Ali Adde school library, in Ali Adde, Djibouti, May 27, 2021. The new library was a U.S.-funded construction project which created local jobs and was built by a Djiboutian construction company employing Djiboutian laborers.
38A officers typically start in the rank of First Lieutenant to Major (w/grade waiver); possess a Physical Profile Serial System PULHES 111221 and are required to have eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance. 38B enlisted Soldiers must have a minimum ASVAB ST score of 105 after 01 July 2004 or GT score of 107 after 01 Feb 2015. Soldiers must also be eligible for a Secret security clearance.
Civil Affairs (CA) officers serve as planners, coordinators and liaisons between their units and civil authorities to enhance military operations. Officer positions in CA typically start at the rank of Captain and typically serve as a CA team leader. CA officer training includes a prior completed Captains Career Course (CCC), or Civil Affairs CCC, held at Ft. Bragg, NC. CA CCC is conducted as a three-phase course. Phase 1 (4 day) is only required if you have no prior CCC, phase 2 is 11 days, phase 3 is 14 days. All three phases are conducted as resident courses.
Civil Affairs (CA) Specialists conduct, coordinate, participate in, and supervise the analysis, planning, and production of CA related products and resources for tactical CA operations. 38B initial entry training (IET) is 10 weeks of Basic Training followed by 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Reclassification for current USAR Soldiers, at the rank of Staff Sergeant and below, is 29 days.
Incentives vary according to unit, location, and current policy, but can include enlistment / affiliation bonuses, lodging at home station, reimbursement of travel expenses (depending on distance to home station), foreign language proficiency pay, jump pay, tuition assistance, education benefits, and eligibility for Tricare Reserve Health and Dental and Army Reserve Retirement Savings Plan.
Civil Affairs Soldiers attend annual training events and overseas exercises in joint and multi-national environments. Based on unit requirements there may be opportunities for language training, airborne school, or additional military education. Missions can include humanitarian relief efforts, liaison to civilian support agencies, provision of non-lethal effects of influence, a deep knowledge base of culture, people, and language, as well as offering support of synchronized efforts between the U.S. military and host nation governments and organizations.
Civil Affairs (CA) Soldiers and Officers are uniquely qualified with tactical skills enhanced by an understanding of the civil-social dynamics and populace behaviors that can affect military operations. Often called “Warrior-Diplomats,” these highly qualified Soldiers use their understanding of the civil component to inform and influence the host nation and to effectively work with indigenous populations, civil institutions, interagency organizations, and interagency partners. CA Soldiers are an integral part of the Army Reserve’s current and future strategy to prevent, shape and win future conflicts.
Observer-Controller/Trainers from the 1st Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Training Brigade participate in a civil affairs training event Oct. 7, 2019 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.
Army Reserve Psychological Operations FAQs:
As an Army Reserve Psychological Operations (PsyOp) Soldier, you will become an expert at persuasion. You will assess and develop the information needed to inform, educate, persuade, direct, and influence foreign audiences and populations. You'll broadcast important information through various mediums to directly and indirectly engage foreign governments, militaries, and civilian populations.
U.S. Army Spc. Josh Brimm, assigned to the 307th TPC, plays a counter improvised explosive device message on a loud speaker during a mission to patrol the villages around Malajat, Afghanistan, on June 3. The purpose of the mission is to gather atmospherics from the local population, and to distribute Psychological Operations flyers and radios.
Psychological Operations Officers (37A) generally begin at the rank of First Lieutenant or Captain; possess a Physical Profile Serial System PULHES 111221, and are required to have a Top Secret (TS) security clearance eligibility. 37F enlisted must have a minimum ASVAB ST score of 101 after 01 July 2004 or a GT score of 105 for those joining after 01 July 2020. Enlisted Soldiers must also be eligible for a Secret security clearance.
As well as being technically and tactically proficient, Psychological Operations Soldiers are subject matter experts in the psychological aspects of warfare, the influencing of individuals and groups, joint and interagency operations, planning, operations, and intelligence. They understand the concept of the human domain and operations conducted within that domain, and further understand and are capable of employing Army and joint doctrine in planning and operations. PSYOP Soldiers are also capable of planning and conducting Military Information Support Operations (MISO) at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels across the competition continuum.
Officers in the Psychological Operations career field plan, coordinate, and manage the execution of Psychological Operations, understand the human domain and operations conducted within, are proficient in tactical-level operations, are capable of planning and conducting MISO at the tactical, operational and strategic levels, and are experts in the psychological aspects of warfare and influence. Officers within the PO branch initially serve as PYSOP Detachment Leaders. PO training includes Psychological Operations Captains Career Course (CCC) and Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Qualification. CCC is conducted as a three-phase course. Phase 1 (resident) is 4 days and only required if the officer has no prior CCC. If the officer has completed a prior CCC, then it is necessary to only complete Phase 2 and Phase 3. Phase 2 (non-resident) is 18 weeks of facilitated distance learning and Phase 3 is 29 days resident training at Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Incentives vary according to unit, location, and current policy, but can include enlistment and affiliation bonuses, lodging at home station, reimbursement of travel expenses (dependent on distance to home station), foreign language proficiency pay, jump pay, tuition assistance, education benefits, eligibility for Tricare Reserve Health and Dental, and the Army Reserve Retirement Savings Plan.
Psychological Operations Soldiers attend annual training events and overseas exercises in joint and multi-national environments. Based on unit requirements, there may be opportunities for language training, airborne school, or additional military education. Missions can include humanitarian relief efforts, liaison to civilian support agencies, provision of nonlethal effects of influence, a deep knowledge base of culture, people and language, as well as offering support of synchronized efforts between the U.S. military and host nation governments and organizations.
Army Reserve 38G Military Support to Governance FAQs:
38Gs are subject matter experts that serve as Civil Affairs (CA) Officers specializing in one or more of the 18 skill identifiers listed below. Technically qualified and experienced individuals, known as Civil Affairs Military Government Specialists (MG/38G), advise, enable, and assist commanders and their direct civilian counterparts with stabilizing and providing governance expertise until appropriate civilian control is possible. Within their area of specialization, they possess the critical skills necessary to establish, support, or reestablish capability and capacity, as well as understand the regional and local impact of culture on that capability.
U.S. Army Reserve Col. A. Scott Dejesse, 38G Program Director, catalogs artifacts as part of cultural preservation efforts. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, posted Sept. 15, 2020.
38Gs are subject matter experts that serve as Civil Affairs (CA) Officers specializing in one (or more) of the 18 skill identifiers.
Qualified professionals and current service members can apply now through the U.S. Army Talent Management Site for a direct appointment or branch transfer as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Area Of Concentration (AOC) 38G.
A candidate must have earned a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited university associated with the ASI applying for.
There are 18 Additional Skill Identifiers that fall under the 38G program. They identify specific skill sets within five Civil Affairs functional areas of Security, Justice and Reconciliation, Humanitarian Assistance and Social Well Being, Governance and Participation, and Economic Stabilization and Infrastructure.
Do you have the qualifications needed to be a Civil Affairs Military Government Specialists (MG/38G)? Apply at the U.S. Army Talent Management site: https://talent.army.mil/job/civilaffairs-reserve/
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