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Civil Military Operation

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-57) 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 operational area in order to facilitate military operations, to consolidate and achieve operational US objectives. Civil-military operations may include performance by military forces of activities and functions normally the responsibility of the local, regional, or national government. These activities may occur prior to, during, or subsequent to other military actions. They may also occur, if directed, in the absence of other military operations. Civil-military operations may be performed by designated civil affairs, by other military forces, or by a combination of civil affairs and other forces. OLD VERSION The complex of activities in support of military operations embracing the interaction between the military force and civilian authorities fostering the development of favorable emotions, attitudes, and behavior in neutral, friendly, or hostile groups.



Broader Terms:

civil affairs
CMF 38 (Civil Affairs)
Joint Forces Commander
military operations other than war
Special Operations Forces

Narrower Terms:

Civil Information Management
dislocated civilian
displaced person
foreign humanitarian assistance
Joint Interagency coordination Intergovernmental organization Multinational operations
nation assistance
noncombatant evacuee
Populace and Resource Control
Provincial Reconstruction Teams
shaping operation
support to civil authorities
sustaining operation

Related Terms:

city assessment team concept
civil affairs
civil affairs activities
civil affairs operations
Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support
civil-military operations center
Civilian Irregular Defense Group
Combined Action Platoons (USMC)
military civic action
ministerial advisor teams
World Health Organization

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