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DGMT Conducts Workshop in Baghdad With Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Planning

Posted: Mar 26, 2019

U.S. Defense Governance and Management Team DGMT experts from the Center for Civil-Military Relations CCMR facilitated an interagency workshop in Baghdad, Iraq on Wednesday, March 20. In support of and in collaboration with the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq OSC-I, the workshop brought together Iraq’s Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Plannin

DGMT Provides Support to Ukrainian Navy Strategy Development

Posted: Mar 5, 2019

On November 29, 2018, Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, publicly unveiled his Strategy for Development of the Navy to 2035 during the International Maritime Security Conference held in Kyiv, Ukraine. This marked the successful culmination of sustained CCMR/DGMT support to the Ukrainian Navy Staff’s year-long effort to prepare its first-ever strategy.

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SC&RE Conducts Seminar for the West Virginia National Guard to Support State Partnership with Qatar

Posted: Mar 2, 2019

SC&RE conducted a state partnership program workshop for the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) and attending Qatari delegate from 5-7 February 2019. The seminar aimed to enhance the understanding of the WVNG of the historical and socio-political context of their partner and the unique characteristics of the Qatari Armed Forces along with other areas of cooperation

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CCMR Prepares the 2-113th Infantry Battalion, 50th IBCT for their Force Protection Mission in the Horn of Africa

Posted: Feb 4, 2019

CCMR conducted a seminar for the Task Force Warriors (2-113th Infantry Battalion) of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the 12th-13th January 2019 at the New Jersey Training Center, Sea Grit to prepare the battalion for their critical Security Force Assistance mission, to include working with military forces of partner nations and responding to crises within the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa area of operation, a region that hosts the only U.S. military base, and the most number of UN peacekeeping missions.

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Supporting Defense Institution Building Efforts in Colombia

Posted: Feb 4, 2019

CCMR/DGMT supported a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs (DASD WHA) sponsored “Colombia Defense Institution Building Stakeholder Meeting” from 23-24 Jan 2019. The intent of the meeting was to identify opportunities and set policy priorities for ICB within U.S. security cooperation goals and the context of Colombia’s shifting security environment under new political leadership.

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CCMR Connect Winter Edition

Posted: Dec 10, 2018

The newest edition of CCMR Connect is here!

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DGMT Project Updates - November 2018

Posted: Nov 29, 2018

CCMR's Defense Governance & Management team works many institutional capacity building projects all over the world. Two of their current efforts are detailed in this article.

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CCMR Prepares the 184 ESC for their Deployment to the Middle East and Afghanistan

Posted: Nov 6, 2018

CCMR conducted a seminar for the Mississippi Army National Guard’s 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) from the 29th to the 30th of October 2018 at Camp Shelby to provide a socio-political, security and regional context for the Command’s logistics mission in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

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Building Global Maritime Partnerships: CCMR & US Coast Guard Station Monterey

Posted: Sep 7, 2018

For the past several years, there has been a cost-effective effort to maximize the training and education experience of our international counterparts through a combination of intensive classroom instruction and a visit to the local U.S. Coast Guard Station in Monterey.

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GPOI Provides Valuable Education to United Nations Staff Officers

Posted: Jun 8, 2018

CCMR recently kicked off its two-week United Nations Staff Officers Course (UNSOC) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Held 4-20 June, the course provides individuals from the region with valuable advanced education on the roles and responsibilities of United Nations peacekeeping operations.

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CCMR Partners with Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College on Maritime Domain Awareness

Posted: May 30, 2018

The CCMR Maritime Security program delivered its new “Building Maritime Domain Awareness Capabilities” course to the Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College (SESKOAL), Jakarta, 29 Apr – 05 May 2018.

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Dr. Matei Invited to Join the Editorial Team of the International Journal of Intelligence & Counterintelligence

Posted: Apr 27, 2018

Dr. Cristiana Matei has been appointed to the Editorial Team of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, a prestigious peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for both academics and professionals to share research on intelligence-related challenges

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CCMR Welcomes Steven Peterson as Director

Posted: Apr 6, 2018

We are honored to announce that Mr. Steven D. Peterson assumed the duties of Director of the Center for Civil-Military Relations effective April 1, 2018 through April 2, 2021

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Tim Doorey Attends OBANGAME EXPRESS 2018

Posted: Apr 4, 2018

CCMR’s Maritime Security Program Manager Timothy Doorey supported the Naval War College’s Senior Leadership Seminar (SLS) in Libreville, Gabon during the AFRICOM/NAVAF annual OBANGAME EXPRESS (OE) 2018 exercise.

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In Memoriam: Richard Hoffman, CCMR Director

Posted: Mar 27, 2018

The CCMR team is sorry to report that our colleague, friend, and the leader of the Center for Civil-Military Relations, Director Rich Hoffman, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2018.

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Joint Humanitarian Operations Course a Repeat Success

Posted: Jan 27, 2018

CCMR carried out its latest iteration of the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course on January 25th and 26th at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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Thomas Durell-Young Comments on the Utility of Long-Term Defense Planning

Posted: Jan 11, 2018

Thomas-Durell Young, manager of CCMR's EUROPE program, has recently published an article entitled "Stripping the Altars of Long-Term Defense Planning."

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También Disponible en Español: IDARM Crosses Language Barriers of Defense Acquisition and Contract Management

Posted: Dec 19, 2017

The International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program recently held a two-week course entitled “Principles of Defense Acquisition and Contract Management” at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California.

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Back Due to High Demand, the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course Returns in January

Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Spring iteration of Joint Humanitarian Operations Course coming January 26-27, 2018

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IDARM Course Participants Learn the Ins & Outs of Defense Acquisition Negotiations

Posted: Dec 13, 2017

To provide partner nation students with an understanding of defense acquisition negotiations, the IDARM team conducted an eight-day course entitled “International Defense Acquisition Negotiations” from 13-22 November 2017.

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Reflecting on 20+ Years of “Executive Program in Defense Decision Making” Curriculum

Posted: Dec 4, 2017

CCMR hosted a version of its biannual “Executive Program in Defense Decision Making” offering for 21 international military and civilian participants, from November 6-17, 2017. Often described as CCMR’s “flagship” course, this curriculum has been offered at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California for over 20 years.