Integrated Civilian - Military Field Training Program
Welcome to the Interagency Afghanistan Integrated Civilian-Military Pre-Deployment Training Course, an initiative developed and implemented by an Interagency Working Group with representation from Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State (DoS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with an understanding of the challenges associated with building the civilian-military Interagency Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and how both sides come to the table with different sets of requisite responsibilities, lines of authority and reporting requirements. The goal in PRT operations is to combine the above to achieve unity of effort.
BACKGROUND: PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAMS
PRTs in Afghanistan are the key instruments through which the international community delivers assistance at the provincial and district level. PRTs seek to establish an environment that is secure enough for the operation of international and Afghan civilian agencies to foster stabilization and development. A PRT generally covers one province in Afghanistan; however some cover more than one. As of May 2009 there are 26 PRTs operating in Afghanistan.
BACKGROUND: INTEGRATED CIVILIAN-MILITARY TRAINING
On March 27, 2009, President Obama announced a comprehensive new strategy to achieve core U.S. national security goals in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in part by promoting a more capable, accountable, and effective government in Afghanistan that serves the Afghan people. This new way forward in the region requires a significant increase of civilian resources, and better civil-military coordination by U.S. government agencies, as well as a new model of how we allocate and use these resources.
In response to a request from the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, as well as the Commander for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), General David Petraeus, as well as pending direction from Congress to “ensure that civilian personnel assigned to serve in Afghanistan receive civilian-military coordination training that focuses on counterinsurgency and stability operations,” this course was designed to train and prepare the increased number of civilians who will be deployed to the region in the near term in support of the new strategy. Specifically, this one-week program will focus on civil-military integration to be conducted at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, a satellite site of the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in Indiana.
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
Once you arrive at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), your travel arrangements will be coordinated by Camp Atterbury – Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations and McKellar Corporation. Email your point of contact here.
You will report to Camp Atterbury and be transported to Muscatatuck Urban Training Center after the in briefing.
Following is a list of items that you need to bring with you:
All neccessary field equipment will be provided to you. Remember, you need to pack for six (6) days in a field environment. We highly suggest you do not bring shorts or non-work shoes. Normal clothing includes khaki-style pants, boots, and polo shirts with no logos. Sandals, shorts, and camouflage gear are prohibited.
Work out facilities are available and appropriate work out gear is required.
Do not bring alcoholic beverages. General orders prohibit the consumption of alcoholic beverages during pre-deployment training.
- Fly into the Indianapolis International Airport ONLY. (Airport code: IND) A shuttle will pick you up when you arrive and take you back after training is complete.
- Once you arrive at Indianapolis International Airport:
- Go to the USO on the same level as the ticketing agents.
- CA-MCCO and McKellar Corporation personnel will be there to greet you.
- Any questions should be directed to (571) 228-8945.
- If it is after hours and the USO is closed, call (812) 526-1305 and the TMP will be there in 45 minutes to pick you up.
Training will conclude at 2 p.m. on Friday and you will be transported back to the Indianapolis International Airport. You should arrive in Indianapolis for check-in no later than 4 p.m. From the time you are dropped off, you are on your own for any further transportation or overnight stays.
For quicker service, FAX your flight information along with your contact information to TMP dispatch at (812) 526-1182.
- Camp Atterbury is off of U.S. 65 at exit 76B, Edinburgh. Go approximately three (3) miles, pass the CVS drugstore, and turn LEFT at the stop-light. Follow the signs approximately two (2) miles to the front gate of Camp Atterbury. Visit the Camp Atterbury website HERE. Further directions to Camp Atterbury can be found HERE.
- You will be "roughing it", so bring appropriate clothing and shoes to run, hike, and be one with nature.
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