Captains Kevin Chapla, James Micciche, and Kyle Staron discuss their paper "Civil Affairs as a Function of Smart Power: Redefining Assessments, Reporting, Education, and the Role of Civil Affairs within the Evolving Paradigm of Great Power Competition." Theirs was one of a few CA Issues Papers selected by the Civil Affairs Association for publication.
Lieutenant Colonel Sue Gannon reflects on her time as commander of the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion, discussing her experience leading an Army Reserve CA Battalion, what it's like to be a Ready Force unit, and airborne training in the reserve.
Author Sean McFate, PhD, discusses his book The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder and its application to Civil Affairs. Episode sponsored by Third order Effects at www.thirdordereffects.com
Abubakr Elnoor, PhD, discusses life in Darfur, the conflict there, and his research into the driving forces for violent extremism and terrorist recruitment.
Retired General Anthony Zinni presents his argument for a unified, interagency command to bring together Civil Affairs forces and personnel from the Department of State, USAID, etc. General Zinni also tells the story of his nickname "The Godfather."
CSM Garric Banfield, Command Sergeant Major of the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade at Fort Bragg, NC, discusses the 95th mission and organization and offers tips for current and future CA non-commissioned officers.
Justin Richmond describes the Impl. Project, a non-profit Justin founded which brings together professional expertise from the fields of diplomacy, development, and technology. The Impl. Project is known for community-led, data-driven solutions for international development and stability.
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Alexandra Lamarche, Advocate for Sub-Saharan Africa at Refugees International, discusses the internally displaced people and humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.
Alexandra was interviewed by J. David Thompson in his first episode as One CA podcast host. He is a Civil Affairs Major in the Army Reserve. We're so fortunate he agreed to join the One CA team! Connect with Major Thompson on LinkedIn.