Army Welcomes First Directly Commissioned Officer to the Civil Affairs Military Government Specialist Program
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Coggin, left, commanding general of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, administers an oath to U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Ryan Hooper, right, a 7th grade teacher in Philadelphia, making him the first Soldier to be directly commissioned as a civil affairs military government specialist at Fort Hamilton, N.Y., March 19, 2022. The new civil affairs military government specialist position will enable civilian and military personnel with experience in various career fields to be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army.