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U.S. Army
John F. Kennedy
Special Warfare Center and School

at Fort Bragg, N.C.


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Mission

The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Center of Excellence, trains, educates, develops and manages world-class Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations and Special Forces warriors and leaders in order to provide our nation with highly educated, innovative and adaptive operators.

Vision

Forging experts in special warfare to adapt and succeed in a complex, multi-dimensional world through innovative training and education.

 
 

Civil Affairs Centennial Anniversary Events

CA 100th Anniversary

Civil Affairs Centennial Lecture Series

On behalf of Colonel Jay Liddick, Civil Affairs Commandant, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, you are invited to attend our Civil Affairs Centennial Lecture Series, at which time Guest Speaker Major (Ret) Corine Wegener, Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer for the Smithsonian Institution will lead discussions upon TOTAL Cultural Awareness: Cultural Heritage in Civil Information Management, on Friday, the 7th of September 2018. The lecture will be held at John F. Kennedy Auditorium, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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CA Centennial Lecture COL (R) Youmans
Civil Affairs Centennial Lecture Series, Guest Speaker COL (Ret.) Harold Youmans led discussions upon the History of Civil Affairs, Civil Affairs Operations during Vietnam, and the impact and the Goldwater-Nichols Act and Nunn-Cohen Amendment had upon the Civil Affairs Regiment, on Friday, the 29th of June 2018.


Civil Affairs Regimental Ball

On behalf of Colonel Jay Liddick, Civil Affairs Commandant, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, you and your guest(s) are invited to attend the Civil Affairs Regimental Ball. In celebration of our Civil Affairs 100 Years of Service to our Nation, this promises to be great event to celebrate our Regiment’s accomplishments and promote esprit de corps. Join us on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Embassy Suites, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Your support will be a big part of making this an evening to remember.
** Seating is very limited, so please contact 1LT Sanchez at lauraelis.calderon@socom.mil and/or CW2 Ellema at glenda.ellema@socom.mil to confirm your R.S.V.P. to better accommodate ticket distribution across our CA Regimental Formations.
Thank you and we look forward to celebrating our CA Centennial with you at the Civil Affairs Regimental Ball.
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Call for Papers - ARSOF writing opportunity for Army publication

SOCoE is looking for motivated captains, majors, or NCOs who would like to write and share a specific 15-20 page branch historical ARSOF case or vignette with our Army. Writing is an excellent professional development opportunity for our officers and NCOs. This is an opportunity to author a chapter within an Army historical project on Large Scale Ground Combat Operations at Division Level and Above. Additionally, there is editorial, doctrinal and advisory support available.
For additional information on this project, including the subjects of interest within Large Scale Combat Operations at Division Level and Above, visit the Army University Press.
SOCoE POC for this project is the Director of Training, Doctrine, and Proponency at (910) 432-8836 / email

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JSOU Presents

JSOU Presents is a series of lectures, conferences and events available to SOF and Non-SOF audience. A couple times a month, starting at 1200 EST, JSOU will have a senior fellow interview a special guest speaker. Since this is web- based (APAN, adobe connect) interested parties may dial in from anywhere and type their questions to participate.

Upcoming Events

TBD

Access through: https://connect.apan.org/jsou-presents
No account needed

SAVE THE DATE:
JSOU/ SOCNORTH/ CANSOF Symposium
18-19 September in Kingston, Canada, (Royal Canadian Military College)

The theme is "Risk and Decision Making in a Complex Environment." Agenda and logistic details will be provided late summer. We are hoping for a good turnout for this event since ARSOF has long history with the First Special Service Force.

Project Gray

Project Gray is a collaborative study of the Gray Zone - the space between war and peace - where competitive interactions that fall short of a formal state of war, and which are characterized by ambiguity and uncertainty about relevant policy and legal frameworks, are undertaken by state and non-state actors. Conventional military responses by the Department of Defense lie outside the spectrum of appropriate responses for Gray Zone challenges. To address these conflicts, we must evolve our organization, intellectual, and institutional models to operate successfully in the Gray Zone.

Through a series of publications, forums, and events with academic, government, and military partners and other interested parties, Project Gray will enable us to analyze regional and trans-national conflicts, find solutions and develop best practices to operate in the middle ground between war and peace. It is our hope that the information shared and understanding gained can be used across geographic lines in response to similar challenges.

Project Gray is an initiative of the U.S. Army Special Operations Center of Excellence. We invite you to get engaged and join the conversation! Click on the image below to access the Project Gray website.

Project Gray

USASOC 2035

USASOC 2035


Call For Papers

ARSOF writing opportunity for Army publication.
POC for this project is the Director of Training, Doctrine, and Proponency at (910) 432-8836 or email


Last update: 15 AUG 2018