350TH CIVIL AFFAIRS COMMAND

Pensacola, Florida

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
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
Army beats Air Force to win gold during Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championship
Wearing a pink ribbon in her hair, Navy Ensign Megan Neyen  leads a huddle of rugby players from all services in a cheer  ‘For Those Who Can’t’ at the conclusion of the 2024 Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championships in San Diego, Calif. July 13, 2024. Team Army wore the motto “For Those Who Can’t’ on their uniforms to honor injured or deceased female service members. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 19, 2024 - Army dominated against Air Force to secure gold for the Armed Services Women’s Rugby Championship here July 13 with a score of 27-5. ...

Army civil affairs shares expertise in defense data analytics
During Seton Hall University’s April 22, 2024 panel on defense data analytics, the Army 353rd Civil Affairs Command’s Capt. Venkatesh Srinivasan described how his military service and civilian career complement each other. The experience of being in the Army benefits his civilian work and his civilian work qualifies him for the specific role he holds in the Army: 38G6R – Civil Affairs Technology and Telecommunications officer.
July 16, 2024 - Seton Hall University assembled a panel of experts on data analytics in the defense sector that included an Army Civil Affairs officer from the 353rd Civil Affairs Command in April. The two other panelists present at Seton...

Civil affairs officer top grad of language school
Army 1st Lt. Amelia Smith, of the 353rd Civil Affairs Command, with Brig. Gen. Dean Thompson and Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Clifford Lo and their respective families at the Defense Language Institute graduation on June 13, 2024. Smith earned the Provost’s Award for top graduate of the French language program. She earned a 3.7 GPA and was on the Dean’s List every semester. Smith looks forward to employing her new French language skills to enhance her abilities as a civil affairs officer and advance the U.S. Army’s missions around the world.
July 16, 2024 - The award for top French language student at the most recent Defense Language Institute graduation was an Army civil affairs officer assigned to the 353rd Civil Affairs Command. During the graduation ceremony on June 13,...

PHOTO GALLERY: 80th anniversary of Normandy D-Day
Soldiers from the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command perform a color guard ceremony during a wreath laying ceremony honoring the sacrifice of those soldiers of Easy Company, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, who died during Operation Overlord near Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France June 3, 2024. Commemorative events such as these serve to honor the sacrifices U.S. service members made 80 years ago in securing peace and security, and inspiring future generations to value a collective vision of global peace. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Baker)
June 4, 2024 - The U.S. Army and members from European allied nations are participating in the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord, supporting local events across Normandy, from June 1-10, 2024, to commemorate the selfless actions by all...

Marching in the spirit: 407th Civil Affairs Battalion hosts Norwegian Ruck March
Arden Hills, MN – The sun sets during a Marsjmerket Spiritual Fitness and Resiliency event here two weeks ago. The event was hosted by the unit’s unit ministry team and allowed Soldiers an opportunity to earn a Norwegian Ruck March badge while offering moments of self-reflection through the incorporation of life moment question cards.

(Photo By: Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams, 353rd CACOM, U.S. Army Reserve)
June 3, 2024 -  As a cool breeze filled the air, clusters of Soldiers could be seen scattered throughout an open field. Split into groups of threes and fours, Soldiers adjusted each other’s rucksacks by tightening down straps, repacking...

Generations of service: U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Stachura's journey to Ghana
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Jennifer Stachura, Civil Affairs Team Leader, 437th Civil Affairs Battalion,  poses for a photo during Exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24) in Tamale, Ghana on May 21. 2024. May 13. 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of AFRICOM’s premier and largest annual combined, joint exercise, African Lion. This year’s exercise is scheduled from April 29 to May 31 and is hosted across Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, and Tunisia, with more than 8,100 participants from over 27 countries, including contingents from NATO. African Lion 24 aims to enhance readiness between the U.S. and partner nation forces. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cade Castillo)
May 29, 2024 - In the heart of Africa, under the sprawling skies of Ghana, U.S. Army Maj. Jennifer Stachura is weaving a legacy of service, compassion and leadership, inspired by stories from her past and dedicated to making a difference in...

Army Reserve Soldiers train to influence the fight
U.S. Soldiers with the 325th Psychological Operations Detachment, an Army Reserve unit based in Nashville, conduct training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) May 28, 2024, near Hohenfels, Germany during Combined Resolve 24-2. The exercise simulates an invasion of Germany by the fictional country of Denovia, including realistic second order effects of war like an influx of refugees, portrayed by local actors.

(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Zane Craig)
May 29, 2024 - Psychological Operations Soldiers from the the U.S. Army Reserve conducted training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) near Hohenfels, Germany during Combined Resolve 24-2...

Civil affairs, psychological operations expand role in special operations training
Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Soldiers joined Special Forces Soldiers at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, for a training event entitled Southern Strike 2024. The culminating event for the nearly month-long training operation was the defense and evacuation of an U.S. embassy. Extensive battlefield simulation effects such as pyrotechnics, smoke, simunitions and dozens of civilian role players enhanced the realism of the training. Southern Strike was hosted by the Mississippi National Guard. It was designed to improve combat readiness, build relationships, strengthen interoperability, and pursue greater global stability. This year, 2024, marks the 13th year the Mississippi National Guard has hosted Southern Strike.
May 16, 2024 - Special operations Soldiers from the U.S. and partnered countries spent the month of April training in full spectrum irregular warfare operations in and around Camp Shelby, Mississippi. From April 7 to April 26, approximately...

U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs team runs marathon together in Prague
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 415th Civil Affairs Battalion pose together with their medals in Poznan, Poland, May 5, 2024. The team ran the race together as a team-building event, increasing the physical fitness, competitiveness and esprit de corps within the unit. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jameson Harris)
May 9, 2024 - Through the classical streets in the Czech Republic on May 5, 2024, thousands of runners follow the cobblestone paths highlighting the history, architecture, and culture of Prague. The Prague International Marathon attracts...

Legendary 353rd CACOM commander honored
The granddaughter and great grandson of a former commander of the 353rd Civil Affairs Command, Col. Frank Toscani, accepted an award on their relative's behalf at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School on April 26, 2024.  Toscani's innovative civil-military work laid the foundation for today's multi-faceted Army Civil-Affairs professional.
May 8, 2024 - A former commander of the U.S. Army’s 353rd Civil Affairs Command was honored by the special operations community at Fort Liberty, North Carolina, last week. Col. Frank Toscani was inducted into the U.S. Army’s Civil Affairs...
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Colonel Marshall Straus Scantlin
Commander, 350th Civil Affairs Command
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Command Sgt. Maj. Billy D. Lambert
Command Sergeant Major, 350th Civil Affairs Command
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