Civil Affairs Regimental Crest

U.S. Army Civil Affairs Regiment

United States Army Civil Affairs traces its roots to the earliest years of this nation. Dating as far back as 1776, when the first soldier worked with a civilian, through General Winfield Scott’s issuance of General Order No. 20 to current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Civil Affairs has been present, operating and focused on mission success.

During the turbulent years of World War II, the Army activated its first Civil Affairs unit — the Civil Affairs Division. The Civil Affairs Division played an important role in the reconstruction of post-war Europe and Japan.

Throughout the years, from the Korean Conflict to peacekeeping operations in the Balkans, Civil Affairs Soldiers have been on the front lines supporting our nation’s objectives. Today, Civil Affairs Soldiers in both the active and reserve component continue to be an essential element in “securing the victory.”

Today’s Civil Affairs Soldiers are called upon to deploy around the world at a moment’s notice. Putting mission and the citizens of the world above their own needs, Civil Affairs Soldiers will continue to serve the people of this country proudly.

Today’s Civil Affairs forces include one active-Army Civil Affairs brigade, five active-Army Civil Affairs battalions, four Army Reserve Civil Affairs commands comprising of eight Civil Affairs brigades and their subordinate Civil Affairs battalions.

Honorary Regimental Leadership

Honorary Colonel

Honorary Sergeant Major

Honorary Colonel of the Civil Affairs Regiment

Honorary Sergeant Major of the Civil Affairs Regiment

Dennis J. Cahill

William Grocott

Colonel Command Sergeant Major

Distinguished Members

Inducted in 2011

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Sluss-Tiller Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy J. Strong Brig. Gen. Dennis Wilkie  

Matthew S. Sluss-Tiller

Timothy J. Strong

Dennis Wilkie

Sergeant First Class Command Sergeant Major Brigadier General  

Inducted in 2012

Col. Thomas P. Baltazar Maj. Gen. William Berkman Lt. Col. Steven Foster Col. Walter Goodman

Thomas P. Baltazar

William Berkman

Steven Foster

Walter Goodman

Colonel Major General Lieutenant Colonel Colonel
Col. H. Wendell Hodgkins Col. Eli Nobleman Col. Kalman Oravetz Maj. Gen. Milton Pilcher

H. Wendell Hodgkins

Eli Nobleman

Kalman Oravetz

Milton Pilcher

Colonel Colonel Colonel Major General

Inducted in 2013

COL Swarm MG Morris MAJ Ahearn  

William R. Swarm

David A. Morris

James A. Ahearn

Colonel Major General Major  

Inducted in 2014

COL Barlow COL Maughan COL Cahill COL Mitchell

Dennis Barlow

George P. Maughan

Dennis J. Cahill

David Mitchell

Colonel Colonel Colonel Colonel

Inducted in 2015

MG Hashem MG Hildring MG Matthews BG Geiger

Steven J. Hashem

John H. Hildring

Thomas J. Matthews

John W. Geiger

Major General Major General Major General Brigadier General
MG Altshuler BG Holmes

Herbert “Buz” L. Altshuler

Julius C. Holmes

Major General Brigadier General    

Honorary Members of the Regiment

Thomas Wall

Aminata Diabate

Ed Tyner

Connie R. Almueti

John W. Newman

Jim Hake

Bobby Suggs

Kevin Statam

Curtis T. Lee

Mark A. Thieme

Karen Guttieri

John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower

COL Robert T. Frame

Honorable James R. Locher III


General Winfield Scott Award

General Winfield Scott Award

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The Regimental Honors, Awards and Affiliation Program is intended to recognize those who have contributed to the welfare of the Civil Affairs, Special Forces and Psychological Operations regiments, active or reserve component, as Department of the Army civilians, or in a private capacity. The program further serves as a link between members of the regiments currently serving and those who have separated from service, but continue to advance the interests of their respective regiments. These recognized individuals serve as role models, advocates and public examples to all members of the regiments. Through their sterling example, they enhance unit morale, cohesion and esprit, and promote the war-fighting ethos, unwavering sense of pride and selfless service of today's Soldiers.


Nominees may be active, retired or former officers, warrant officers or enlisted Soldiers who have graduated from the Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations or Special Forces qualification courses (or been awarded the Special Forces tab) and have served in their respective regiment. Nominees must have made significant contributions to the success of their regiment on the battlefield and/or to the training and qualification of new members of the regiment. For more information, click here.