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S-9 civil affairs operations staff officer

Definition/Scope: (ATTP 5-0.1) The ACOS, G-9 (S-9) is responsible for all matters concerning civil affairs. The G-9 (S-9) establishes the civil-military operations center, evaluates civil considerations during mission analysis, and prepares the groundwork for transitioning the AO from military to civilian control. The G-9 (S-9) advises the commander on the military?s effect on civilians in the AO, relative to the complex relationship of these people with the terrain and institutions over time. The G-9 (S-9) is responsible for enhancing the relationship between Army forces and the civil authorities and people in the AO. The G-9 (S-9) is required at all echelons from battalion through corps but authorized only at division and corps. Once deployed, units below division level may be authorized an S-9. The G-9 (S-9) prepares Annex K (Civil Affairs Operations) to the operation order or operation plan. (Refer to FM 3-05.40, FM 3-05.401, and FM 7-15 for more detailed information on the duties and responsibilities of the G-9 [S-9].)

Broader Terms:

Coordinating Staff Officer

Related Terms:

Chief of fires
Chief of protection
Chief of sustainment
G-5 plans staff officer
G-8 resource management staff officer
S-1 personnel staff officer
S-2 intelligence staff officer
S-3 operations staff officer
S-4 logistics staff officer
S-6 signal staff officer
S-7 inform and influence activities staff officer

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