The Civil Affairs/Military Government Branch was established on August 17, 1955. Today, the dedicated Soldiers who serve in this branch play an integral role in peacekeeping operations around the world. Below are 6 things you may not have known about Army Civil Affairs.
1) The mission of the Army’s Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC) is to organize, train, equip, validate, and prepare Army Reserve Soldiers for worldwide support to regional combatant commanders overseas.
2) USACAPOC consists of 12,730 Soldiers, 4 Civil Affairs Commands, 2 Psychological Operations Groups and 1 training Brigade.
3) USACAPOC(A) is composed mostly of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in units throughout the United States, with its headquarters at Ft. Bragg, NC.
4) In the aftermath of war and natural disasters, USACAPOC teams help restore communities infrastructure by building roads, schools, medical facilities, sewer lines, etc., and follow up assessments to ensure progress for the future.
5) Civil Affairs Soldiers are responsible for executing 5 core civil affairs tasks; Civil Information Management, Foreign Humanitarian Assistance, Nation Assistance, Population Resource Control and Support to Civil Administration.
6) USACAPOC strive to support our nation’s objectives overseas by sword, deed, and word.
Check out the images below highlighting USACAPOCs commitment to civil affairs in countries such as Afghanistan, Haiti, and Africa: