Intensification of cooperation signed
On September 6, 2023, the Deputy Commandant of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS), Colonel Charles Burnett and the Director of the Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence (CCOE), Colonel (GS) Andreas Eckel, signed an agreement on the intent to promote the intensification of cooperation between the CCOE and SWCS.
The agreement primarily covers the fields of instructor exchange, further development of training and courses, exchange on policies, concepts and doctrine development in all Civil-Military Cooperation and Civil Affairs related issues.This agreement is another important step in the right direction and will sustainably strengthen and promote the synchronization of Civil-Military Cooperation and Civil Affairs and underline the excellent already existing mutual cooperation between those two centres.
With this, the US CA , NATO CIMIC and the CCOE come closer together to promote the inclusion of Civil factors in all military activities.
John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) is one of the US Army's premier education institutions, managing and resourcing professional growth for Soldiers in the Army's three distinct special operations branches: Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations. The Soldiers educated through SWCS programs are using cultural expertise , acquiring knowledge on civil factors impacting the mission and using unconventional techniques to cope with global challenges