The 353rd Civil Affairs Command is looking for officers to access for the Civil Affairs (38A) branch. There is a $10,000.00 bonus and language training. Please contact Maj. Matthew Brown at the 353rd CACOM email matthew.j.brown1.mil@mail.mil or call (910) 598-4231.
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.
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.
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.
A team of medics with the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, conducted a Combat Lifesaver Course for a class of 16 members of the Italian Army, Navy, Air Force and Carabinieri (National Police) on Base Militar Italiano de Supporte, Jan. 14-18. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Kirsten Brandes)
Today's Army Reserve covers more than 20 time zones across five continents. We are a battle-tested force facing a future with sophisticated adversaries. We must shift our focus and continue to adapt. We must be physically fit, mentally tough, and determined to defeat the enemy and dominate our foes. America's Army Reserve: the most capable, combat-ready, lethal federal reserve force in the history of the nation. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Calvin Reimold, Spc. Maria Casneiro and Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson)
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.
351 CACOM Functional Specialty Team Recognized with Prestigious IRT Award For Building Partnership With Community Of Unalaska
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Hugh Douglas (Right Rear), governance and participation section chief for the 351st Civil Affairs Command, Functional Specialty Team (FxSP) flies on board a Piper Navajo (PA-31) aircraft, traveling from Cold Bay to Dutch Harbor (Unalaska), Alaska during the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Civil-Military Partnership, Leaders’ Reconnaissance, July 22, 2020. IRT is a joint training concept that the Department of Defense (DOD) implemented to increase unit deployment readiness, leveraging the military contributions of U.S. Armed Forces capabilities, combined with local resources to build strong civil-military partnerships for communities in the contiguous United States and its territories.
Sept. 23, 2020 - The IRT 2020 Civil-Military Partnership of the Year Award is a select honor presented to those who have performed the IRT mission, embodying the values of the program, including improved readiness and building strong civil-military partnerships. The award was presented this year in a virtual event during the Joint Workshop for Operational Mission Planners to the City of Unalaska and the Qawalangin Tribe of Alaska, and the 351st Civil Affairs Command Functional Specialty Team, as recognition of the foundational civil-military relationship built under the IRT program

USACAPOC(A) Ministry Team Leverages Virtual Focus to Maximize Opportunity During Annual UMT Training
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Monika L. Patterson and Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Kilgore, religious affairs specialists with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command, provide network support, coordination and leadership during mandatory annual Unit Ministry Team (UMT) training for chaplains and religious affairs Soldiers for USACAPOC(A) and its subordinate commands during virtual annual training, Aug. 4 – 7, 2020. USACAPOC(A) ministry teams across the U.S. took part in the advanced UMT training, designed to prepare unit team members with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of working in today’s diffused ministry environment, and enable USACAPOC(A) UMTs to meet new USARC ministry standards ahead of schedule. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Sean D. Delpech)
Sept. 23, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the Army Reserve to think outside of the box to meet training requirements for what used to be resident, in-class training. For the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Unit Ministry Team (UMT), this challenge presented an opportunity to increase the quality of training above and beyond the expected capacity of the virtual platforms available.

'Just completely different' 59-year-old BCT graduate reflects on the experience
Staff Sgt. Monte Gould, a 59-year-old graduate of Basic Combat Training speaks with Brig. Gen. Milford H. ‘Beags’ Beagle Jr., Fort Jackson’s commander during a pause during rifle marksmanship training. Gould, who had also gone through Marine Corps boot camp, recently spoke about what training was like for him. (Courtesy Photo) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)
Sept. 14, 2020 - Fifty-nine-year-old Marine and Army Reserve veteran, Staff Sgt. Monte Gould graduated from Basic Combat Training with the 1st Battalion 34th Infantry Regiment Aug. 27, making him the oldest individual to complete this version of the BCT (but not the oldest to complete BCT ever. In 1999, a 68-year-old entered Basic Training). Not only did Gould complete BCT, but he finished in the top 10 percent of his training cycle. Gould’s unit cadre said his “candor, leadership expertise and technical proficiency are unmatched.”

Reinventing the Monuments Men and Women for the 21st-Century Force
Infographic from the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) for the
Sept. 12, 2020 - The U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is partnering with the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (CRI) for a virtual panel marking the initial “Monuments Men and Women” training event Sept. 16, 2020 at 11 a.m. ET.

U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs, Djiboutian veterinarians partner to treat local livestock
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. (Dr.) Mark Cunningham, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team (FXSP) preventive medicine veterinarian, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), examines a donkey with a stethoscope during a veterinary exchange in the rural village of Ali Oune, Djibouti, August 30, 2020. In partnership with the Djiboutian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, the 443rd CA BN was able to assist the veterinarian for Damerjog, Djibouti, in providing livestock care for the people in the remote desert village.
Sept. 3, 2020 - Deployed U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Soldiers from the 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN), in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), participated in a veterinary exchange in the rural village of Ali Oune, Djibouti, August 30, 2020. In partnership with the Djiboutian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, the 443rd CA BA was able to assist the veterinarian for Damerjog, Djibouti, in providing livestock care for the people of the remote Djiboutian desert village, which is roughly 15 miles from Camp Lemonnier.

Army Reserve Service Rifle Team at Interservice
The Army Reserve Service Rifle Team at the 59th Interservice Rifle Championships at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. Back row (L to R): SPC Mason Petersen, Mr. Jon Casillas, COL Christopher Baer, CW3 Joseph Hayes, SFC Richard Hartley, SSG Sean Morris, MAJ David Yerkes, MSG Joseph Braswell, SFC John Arcularius, SFC Adam Stauffer, SSG Matt Goad, Mr. Stephen Austin (ACAR), MSG Howard Griffith. Front row (L to R): 2LT Jack Pitman, CDT Cameron Bates, SPC Dan Lowe, SGT Drew Wood, SGT Keith Stephens, SFC Cheryl Morris, SFC John Bonjour, SFC Dan Dorosheff.
Aug. 28, 2020 - Interservice competition has a six decade history of open, high-level competition that is well represented by the Army Reserve and all of the services.

404th Paratroopers Conduct Airborne Operations with Focus on Safety
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – A drop zone detail with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, United States Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), deploy a weather balloon during a large scale airborne operation here on Aug. 14, 2020. Drop zone details and jump masters work together to measure wind speeds and knots as weather conditions can impact airborne operations.
Aug. 20, 2020 - The 404th Civil Affairs Battalion conducted a large-scale airborne operation here on Aug. 14, 2020 with a focus on safety and ground support. As airborne operations continue to build, the drop zone detail sets the stage. Before parachutes fill the open sky, the drop zone detail calculates wind speed, knots, and distances. The detail uses red balloons to measure wind gusts and time their deployment from the ground to a wind ceiling, which reaches 1,200 feet in the air. "Safety is paramount to an airborne operation, and that safety comes from the dedication and professionalism of all participants," said Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael A. Rich, command chief warrant officer with the United States Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

404th CA BN Paratroopers & US Navy EOD Conduct Joint Training
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – A U.S. Army Reserve Paratrooper with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion practices a landing technique by jumping out of a mock airplane here on Aug. 12, 2020. The unit conducted airborne refresher classes, rehearsals, and training in order to maintain currency among Jumpmasters within the unit.
Aug. 20, 2020 - More than 70 paratroopers, including members of USACAPOC(A)'s 404th Civil Affairs Battalion and the U.S. Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12 conducted joint airborne operations training here on Aug. 13, 2020 in order to “maintain currency” among their jumpmasters.

USACAPOC(A) Ministry Team Scheduled to Conduct First Virtual UMT Training
Command Sgt. Maj. Kyle Ford, 336th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major, answers live questions during the brigade’s virtual battle assembly from Black Forest, CO, March 21, 2020. (US Army photo by Command Sgt. Maj. Kyle Ford)
July 24, 2020 - The Army Reserve’s U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), will be hosting the first Virtual Unit Ministry Team (UMT) Annual Training August 4 – 7, 2020.

USACAPOC(A) officially changes hands with virtual change of command
U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) commander, MG Darrell J. Guthrie (left), and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Coggin (right) share a moment together as they celebrate following the change-of-command ceremony held virtually 06 July 20. (U.S. Army reserve photo by Sgt. Dustin Gautney)
July 18, 2020 - The guidon for the Army Reserve’s Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) was handed to a new commander during a virtual change-of-command July 6, at the unit’s reserve center headquarters.
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Brig. Gen. Timothy Brennan
Commanding General, 353rd Civil Affairs Command
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Command Sergeant Major, 353rd Civil Affairs Command
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