Incoming Commander of the U.S. Army Reserve's 350th Civil Affairs Command, Col. (P) Jeffrey D. Pugh, receives the guidon from outgoing Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark E. Black during a virtual change-of-command Feb. 13, 2021. Col. (P) Pugh was promoted to Brigadier General the same day he took command of the 350th CACOM, Feb. 13, 2021. Video by Sgt. Dustin Gautney
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin speaks about safely enjoying this holiday season, looking out for your battle buddies, updating PHA/MEDPROS and COVID-19 Safety.
Incoming Commander of the U.S. Army Reserve's 2nd Psychological Operations Group, Col. James C. Slaughter, receives the guidon from outgoing Commander, Brig. Gen. Andree G. Carter during a virtual change-of-command Nov. 15, 2020.
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.
Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, deputy commanding general U.S. Army Reserve, talks about the value of life of every U.S. Army Reserve Soldier and the importance of reflectively listening to the concerns and needs of others.
The 353 Civil Affairs Command conducted a virtual Change of Command from Brig. Gen. Robert S. Cooley to Brig. Gen. Timothy Brennan 22 April 2020. Let us welcome Brig. Gen. Brennan as the new commander of 353 CACOM. Brig. Gen. Cooley moves on the become the chief of staff at Army Reserve Headquarters - Fort Bragg.
U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) conducts a virtual change of command from Maj. Gen. Darrell Guthrie to Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Coggin, July 6.
United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Command Post Exercise-Functional (CPX-F) 2021
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. David Adams, right, a plans officer with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command, interviews Col. Kelly Dickerson, left, the commanding officer of the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, during the public affairs training portion of the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Command Post Exercise-Functional (CPX-F) at Fort McCoy, W.I., on April 18. The CPX-F tested Soldiers from across the Army Reserve by subjecting them to a series of tests and exercises designed to increase command readiness. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Hubert D. Delany III)
April 22, 2021 - The U.S. Army Reserve is a globally responsive force. It covers more than 20 time zones across five continents, and it’s Soldiers are ready to deploy at a moment's notice.In support of that globally aligned mission, Soldiers...

When what seems right is wrong – Civil Affairs and cultural heritage preservation
U.S. Army Reserve Col. Scott DeJesse, program director for the 38G / 6V Heritage and Preservation branch, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), speaks about tangible and intangible cultural heritage during virtual pre-deployment training for Soldiers from the 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, Kalamazoo, Mich. The unit is preparing to deploy to Eastern Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve later this spring and spent several days attending training classes given by subject matter experts affiliated with USACAPOC(A) 38G Functional Specialty Teams, 23 – 24 March, 2021. Soldiers received overview training on a range of subjects including the Hague Convention, identification of trafficked objects, trust issues within cultural heritage and how artifact restoration can lead to culture loss.
April 22, 2021 - You’ve probably watched one of those home improvement shows on television where the couple goes in, looks at the hideous state of a house and within the scope of the episode, has a beautifully restored home with magazine...

Meet the ION, training for the future, today
Soldiers from the 432nd CA BN, 407th CA BN, and other units operate the ION, the Information Operations Network, during Crimson Dawn 3.0, to facilitate real-world and real-time training for Soldiers being evaluated and validated from the 308th CA BDE and the 415th CA BN in an efficient way.
April 21, 2021 - A Civil Affairs Soldier analyzes a news article shared online in an overseas operational environment, through a relationship with the partnered nation, the unit involved discovers that the article contains disinformation used...

More than winning
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Jonathon P. Chacon, civil affairs specialist with the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, Upland, Calif., talks through evaluating “casualty” Staff Sgt. Valery Valtrain, an intelligence analyst with the 151st Theater Information Operations Group, Fort Totten, N.Y., as team member, Spc. Timothy J. Lowitzer, a civil affairs specialist with the 1001st Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Training Company, Trenton, N.J., looks on. The team ran through several drills prior to navigating the Medical Simulation Training Facility (MSFT) training lanes as part of the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., held April 8-11. Competitors navigated the lanes individually, providing immediate combat life-saving measures to a simulated casualty while being evaluated on their medical evacuation techniques and casualty care skills. The USACAPOC(A) BWC enhances basic Soldier skills and individual readiness tasks needed to adapt to the ever changing operational environment. The top Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer who earn the title of
April 19, 2021 - No matter who you are, you have likely, at one time or another, been put in a situation where you were expected to be competitive; a situation where someone involved would be designated as the clear winner. When the units...

USACAPOC(A) Best Warriors 2021
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Chacon, left, a civil affairs specialist with the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), is awarded a plaque from Command Sgt. Maj, Petter Trotter, the senior enlisted leader of United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), for being named NCO of the Year during the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., April 10, 2021. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in competitors from across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior.” BWC tests the Soldiers’ individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue.
April 16, 2021 - The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) hosted a three-day Best Warrior Competition (BWC), April 8 – 10, for noncommissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers drawn from units throughout the...

Interagency virtual training for the Civil Affairs professional of tomorrow
Civil Affairs Soldiers from across the U.S. participated in the ‘Interagency in the Pacific’ virtual training conducted on March 20, 2021. The training provided an understanding of how working together with U.S. government agencies can assist CA Soldiers in successfully accomplishing a mission by knowing the agencies within a government and what their roles are.
April 14, 2021 - Various Soldiers within the civil affairs community from across the U.S. participated in the ‘Interagency in the Pacific’ virtual training conducted on March 20, 2021 focused on the economic, security, and structural...

Enhanced Training Using Local Marksmanship Programs
Using local events and resources, the 3-335th TSBn  (85th Reserve Support Command) has prepared multiple teams for national-level military competition. Team Blackhawk: Front row, from left: SSG Prado, SSG Belot. Back row, from left: SSG Eisen, 1SG Brunet, SFC Rosendorn.
April 9, 2021 - Available to improve training for all units in the Army Reserve, local, inexpensive marksmanship events enhance Soldier readiness...

USACAPOC(A) Best Warrior Competitors hail from around the U.S.
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Jonathan Chacon, right, a civil affairs specialist with the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), demonstrates to his fellow competitors how to maintain an M2 .50-caliber machine gun during the first day of the 2021 the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in the best Soldiers across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior.” BWC tests the Soldiers’ individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical skills under stress and extreme fatigue.
April 8, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from across the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) are gathered to show their Warrior skills and compete in the USACAPOC(A) 2021 Best Warrior Competition, held...

‘Tis the season
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Daniel Bush, left, civil affairs specialist with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command, and Staff Sgt. Marco Campos, right, a civil affairs specialist with the 410th Civil Affairs Battalion, greet each other during the inprocessing portion of the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C. on April 6. Soldiers from across the nation traveled to compete in the 2021 U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior Competition, hosted from April 5-10, at Fort Jackson, S.C. The USACAPOC(A) BWC is an annual competition that brings in the best Soldiers across USACAPOC(A) to earn the title of “Best Warrior” among their peers after being evaluated on their individual ability to adapt and overcome challenging scenarios and battle-focused events, testing their technical and tactical abilities under stress and extreme fatigue.
April 7, 2021 - They say the only things certain in life are death and taxes but if you are in the U.S. Army Reserve, there’s a third – Best Warrior Competition (BWC). Hosted by Sergeants Major across all functional and geographic commands,...

Inspired to Inspire
Despite having completed an 18.6 mile march carrying a 31 pound rucksack,  Sgt. 1st Class Kristen Bell, Civil Affairs Team Sergeant, 404th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), is all smiles. Her time of 4 hours, 38 minutes earned her the Norwegian Foot March badge for wear on her Army Service Uniform.
March 31, 2021 - Usually, a conversation that begins with “what are you doing at 3 a.m. Friday morning” sounds suspiciously like trouble, but when it is asked by Sgt. 1st Class Kristen Bell, Civil Affairs Team Sergeant, 404th Civil Affairs...

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin
Commanding General, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (ABN)
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Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Trotter
Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (ABN)
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Brig. Gen. Michael M. Greer
Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (ABN)
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