Civil Affairs Officer: Army Skills

CPT Alec Augustine explains how his interest in societies and how conflicts are driven help him succeed in his role as a Civil Affairs Officer.

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  1. I’m really interested in how societies work and how conflict is driven. Some of the coolest stuff I’ve done is get in a helicopter and fly to a remote village that is hours away from the rest of civilization and sit down with the leaders of the place and just open up a dialogue. As a civil affairs officer, it is my task to understand those things and hopefully influence them for the better.