DOD Civil Affairs
Assets and Capabilities
The MHS: Healthcare to Health
Kenneth Shedarowich, LTC, SP, USAR
January 30th, 2012
USACAPOC (A)
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Kenneth Shedarowich, LTC, USAR
Has no real or apparent
conflicts of interest to report.
DOD Civil Affairs Assets
 Army
– Active component / Reserve component
 Navy
– Active component / Reserve component
 Marine Corps
– Active component / Reserve component
 Air Force
– Active component
ARMY CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Active Component
– United States Special Operations Command
(USASOC)
• Two Brigades (BDE) 95th and 85th
– Generalized Civil Affairs Operators
• Officer (38A)
• Enlisted (38B)
– Airborne-qualified
ARMY CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Active Component (continued)
– Civil Affairs elements can be rapidly deployed
worldwide
– No functional specialties
– Can serve as the core of a Joint Civil-Military
Operations Task Force (JCMOTF)
– Organizations supported by AC CA
• Special Operation Forces (SOF) - 95th BDE
• General Purpose Forces (GPF) – 85th BDE
ARMY CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Reserve Component
 United States Army Civil Affairs and
Psychological Operations Command
(USACAPOC (A))
• 4 CACOMs
• 2 POGs
– Generalized and functional specialty civil
affairs operators
– Limited airborne capabilities
ARMY CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Reserve Component (continued)
– Functional Specialties(Civilian acquired skills)
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Rule of law
Economic stability
Infrastructure
Governance
Public health and welfare
Public education and information
ARMY CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Reserve Component (continued)
– Psychological Operation Groups (POGs)
• 2nd POG and 7th POG
• Military Information Support Operations (MISO)
– Organizations supported by RC CA and
POGs
• GPF
• SOF (select BNs and Groups)
NAVY CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Active/Reserve Component
– Marine Civil Affairs and Security Training
Command (MCAST)
• Active: 17 (5) person Maritime Civil Affairs Teams
• R/C: 15 (5) person Maritime Civil Affairs Teams
– MCAST’s mission is to:
• Assess, plan and execute civil affairs activities in a
maritime operational environment
– Cultural and Language training
• Mission specific
NAVY CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Active/Reserve Component (continued)
– Maritime specific functions:
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Commercial port operations
Harbor and channel construction and maintenance
Marine and fisheries resources
General CA functions & functional specialties
– Organizations Supported
• GPF
• SOF (Maritime focus)
MARINE CORPS CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Active/Reserve Component
– Two Active Civil Affairs Groups (CAG)
• Operators work as secondary mission
– Two Reserve Civil Affairs Groups (CAG)
• Operators work as primary mission
– Generalized Civil Affairs Operators
• Officers (0530)
• Enlisted (0531)
MARINE CORPS CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Active/Reserve Component (continued)
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Rule of law
Economic stability
Infrastructure
Governance
Public health and welfare
Public education and information
MARINE CORPS CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Active/Reserve Component (continued)
– Perform general purpose and functional
specialty missions according to their 7
Mission Essential Tasks (METELs)
– METELs
• MET 1:
PROVIDE FORCES (MAGTF)
• MET 2:
PROVIDE FORCES
(REGIMENT/BATTALION)
• MET 3:
FACILITATE POPULACE AND
RESOURCE CONTROL
MARINE CORPS CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Active/Reserve Component (continued)
– METELs (continued)
• MET 4:
FACILITATE FOREIGN
HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
• MET 5:
FACILITATE NATION ASSISTANCE
• MET 6:
MANAGE CIVIL INFORMATION
• MET 7:
FACILITATE SUPPORT TO CIVIL
ADMINISTRATION
– Organizations supported
• Marine Expeditionary Forces
AIR FORCE CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Medical Regional Health Specialty Team
– One Officer / One Enlisted
– Specialties
• In-depth strategic health policy and interagency
(IA) planning to military and non-military operations
• Language, cultural insight and specific AOR health
sector information
• Peacetime and wartime support
• Security-Stabilization-Transition-Reconstruction
Operations
AIR FORCE CIVIL AFFAIRS
 Medical Regional Health Specialty Team
– Organizations Supported:
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AFFOR
JTF HQS
SOF
GPF
DOD CIVIL AFFAIRS ASSETS
 Utilization of civil affairs assets:
– Understand Geographic Combatant
Commander’s intent
– Joint CA assets may be better than utilizing
only one service component
– Integration of MISO assets increase success
of Civil-Military Operations (CMO)
DOD CIVIL AFFAIRS ASSETS
 Utilization of civil affairs assets (continued)
– Plan exit strategy for CA assets
– CMOs are driven by environment
• Peacetime
• Contingency
• Wartime
CONCLUSION
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