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
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.
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.
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...

U.S. Army Soldiers volunteer to improve Lithuanian youth center
1st Lt. Trevor Getreu, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, platoon leader, scrapes a layer of plaster onto a ceiling at the Boy Scout Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, March 13. The center’s renovations included plastering walls to fill holes, smoothing the uneven plaster and applying coats of paint throughout the building. Troopers and Lithuanian soldiers were able to utilize home improvement skills to revitalize an important building for the youth of Lithuania.  (Photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Joe Buth)
March 30, 2021 - The 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, partnered with the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, 353rd Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological...

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers visit orphanage in Romania
CONSTANTA, Romania — U.S. Army Soldiers with the Civil Affairs Team 3231, 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion and the Romanian Red Cross prepare to greet the children of Little Rotterdam Placement Center here, Mar. 11. Visiting the orphanage helps strengthen civil-military partner relations and extend a helping hand to citizens of a host nation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christian Cote’).
March 30, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the Area Support Group-Black Sea Religious Services team, Civil Affairs Team 3231, 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion, and the Red Cross, visited Little Rotterdam Placement Center in Constanta, Mar...

Civil Affairs East Africa team teaches oral hygiene, preventative care
U.S. Army Civil Affairs East Africa Southern European Task Force Africa (CA-EA SETAF-AF) functional specialty team members and students pose for a group photo at the International School of Africa, Arta, Djibouti, March 23, 2021. Members of the CA-EA FXSP team collectively spoke to more than 70 children at the school, reinforcing the focus on preventative oral health care.
March 30, 2021 - U.S. Army Reserve personnel assigned to Civil Affairs East Africa Southern European Task Force Africa (CA-EA SETAF-AF) functional specialty team, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), conducted...
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Brig. Gen. Jeffrey D. Pugh
Commanding General, 350th Civil Affairs Command
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Command Sergeant Major, 350th Civil Affairs Command
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