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
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
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.
353rd CACOM supports New York City Marathon
Brig. Gen. Dean Thompson, commander of the 353rd Civil Affairs Command, greets supporters along the 26.2-mile route of the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Civil affairs soldier must be particularly adept at forging friendships and building trust within communities. While some of the soldiers of the 353rd CACOM support municipal, state and federal entities from their home station at Fort Wadsworth, New York (Staten Island), other 353rd CACOM soldiers are deployed to foreign locations providing expertise in civil-military operations to host governments and militaries.
Nov. 30, 2023 - The New York City Marathon begins in Staten Island, on the west side of the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Famously, the 26.2 mile run route winds through all of New York City’s five boroughs, but it starts right here at the...

American and Ghana military provide medical care to civilians
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Glenna Bergland, public health nurse, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, listens to senior leaders from the Ghana Armed Forces during a medical event as part of exercise African Lion 2023 (AL23) near Yendi, Ghana, June 3, 2023. Ghana and U.S. medical personnel provided free health screenings and medical treatment to civilians from the local community during a medical civic action program. This program served as an opportunity for the partnered medical providers to build rapport and cultural awareness with the local community. Eighteen nations and approximately 8,000 personnel will participate in AL23, U.S. Africa Command's largest annual combined, joint exercise that will take place in Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia from May 13 – June 18, 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Baker)
Oct. 27, 2023 - Medical providers from the U.S. Army's 352nd Civil Affairs Command out of Fort Meade, Maryland, and their counterparts from the Ghana Armed Forces partnered together to bring healthcare to local citizens living near Yendi,...

353rd CACOM expands capabilities to include psychological operations
Oct. 20, 2023 - The 353rd Civil Affairs Command assumed mission command of the 2nd Psychological Operations Group this week in Fort Wadsworth, New York. The 2nd POG will maintain the same mission, but with the added support of being...

SETAF-AF welcomes new civil affairs battalion
U.S. Army Maj. Victor Argilagos, medical logistics officer, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), stands with Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Maj. Othello Nmah, acting training commander, during a civil military coordination (CIMIC) and medical capabilities assessment with the AFL Apr. 26, 2023 in Monrovia, Liberia. Bilateral civil affairs exchanges build military and civilian readiness for future joint humanitarian assistance and crisis response operations. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Joe Legros)
Aug. 31, 2023 - The U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa Civil Affairs Battalion conducted a change of responsibility during a ceremony Aug. 25, 2023, at Caserma Del Din, Vicenza Italy...

Why I serve: Sgt. 1st Class Joselyn Pagan Martinez
Sgt. 1st Class Joselyn Pagan Martinez is a senior human resources noncommissioned officer serving in the Mobilization Operations Team, Reserve Personnel Management Directorate, U.S. Army Human Resources Command. She joined the Army Reserve in November 2008.
June 14, 2023 - Sgt. 1st Class Joselyn Pagan Martinez, a senior human resources noncommissioned officer serving in the Mobilization Operations Team, Reserve Personnel Management Directorate of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command...

Preserving cultural identities, civil affairs Soldiers train at the MET
Soldiers with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command conduct historical preservation training at The Metropolitan Art Museum here on June 3, 2023. The training allowed civil affairs Soldiers to expand their knowledge base on protecting historical property, property control techniques, and synchronizing civil affairs forces with non-governmental entities. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt 1st Class Gregory Williams/Released)
June 9, 2023 - As thousands of tourists and New Yorkers flood large halls and galleries filled with art, a small group of Soldiers sit in a dimly lit room listening to the do’s & don’ts on handling historical pieces. The scratching of pens...

Rewriting The Script: Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldiers Sharpen Skills During Exercise Combined Resolve 18
Spc. Tony Kosgei, a civil affairs specialist with C Co/418th Civil Affairs Battalion and Master Sgt. Marius Tudorache, a Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) non-commissioned officer with the 1st CIMIC, Romanian Land Forces, conducted a key leader engagement with role players during Exercise Combined Resolve 18 here on May 4, 2023. Combined Resolve 18 breaks through all barriers of systems, processes, and human and linguistic boundaries allowing partners and allies to conduct operations as one team.
May 8, 2023 - Chilled winds gusted through a mock village as a dark orange pickup truck leads a convoy of four non-tactical vehicles. The grumbling sound of nearby engines caused the heads of curious role players to turn towards the road...

SETAF-AF civil affairs Soldiers team with Armed Forces of Liberia
U.S. Army civil affairs Soldiers assigned to SETAF-AF conducted a civil military cooperation (CIMIC) and medical capabilities assessment with the Armed Forces of Liberia 24-28 Apr., 2023 in Monrovia, Liberia. The engagement represents the first in a series of engagements aimed at increasing partner capacity. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Joe Legros)
May 5, 2023 - U.S. Army civil affairs Soldiers assigned to the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion and 352nd Civil Affairs Command, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), conducted a civil military coordination and medical...

Operation Toy Drop is back!
Brig. Gen. Dean Thompson (center), commanding general – 353rd Civil Affairs Command, looks on as Maj. Gen. Isaac Johnson, Jr. (left), commanding general, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) exchanges greetings with one of the allied partner jump masters during the Randy Older Memorial Operation Toy drop 2.0, a combined airborne training event at Fort Bragg, NC, held from 4-12 DEC 2022 and designed to increase joint airborne proficiency while enhancing community relations.
Dec. 23, 2022 - FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Muffled laughter, excited chatter and the soft thud of toys hitting cardboard filled the crisp early morning air at Sicily drop zone as paratroopers from across the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological...

International partners bring together training and toys at USACAPOC(A)
Paratroopers from across Fort Bragg and the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) donated over 1,500 toys to benefit local children during the 2022 Randy Owen Memorial Toy Drop 2.0, a combined airborne training event at Fort Bragg, NC from 5-12 December, 2022.
Dec. 13, 2022 - A legacy continued at U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) as they once again gathered for the 2022 Randy Oler Memorial Toy Drop 2.0 here, Dec. 4-13, 2022...
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