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Defining Civil-Military Operations
The activities of a commander that establish, maintain, influence or exploit relations between military forces, governmental and nongovernmental civilian organizations and authorities, and the civilian populace in a friendly, neutral, or hostile operation area in order to facilitate military operations, to consolidate and achieve operational US objectives.
To develop all West Point leaders so that they are prepared to employ an understanding of Civil-Military Operations (CMO) within the framework of the broad spectrum of challenges they will face in military service; to support transformational changes to professional military education across the Department of Defense and partnering organizations; and to establish West Point as the wellspring of professional military education in the realm of CMO.
7 Missions of CMO
  • Foreign Humanitarian Assistance (FHA)
  • Population and Resource Control
  • Nation Assistance Operations
  • Military Civil Action
  • Emergency Services
  • Civil Administration
  • Domestic Support Operations