Cultural and Area Studies Office (CASO)

CASO Mission and Vision Statement:

CGSC Cultural & Area Studies Office (CASO) serves the educational mission within the institution and across the Army. CASO, in conjunction with partner organizations, provides a mechanism to engage all CGSC constituencies concerning the importance of cultural, political, economic and social factors in shaping the operational environment. CASO outreach extends across the Army with a variety of educational programs, including publishing, guest speakers, direct support to CGSC classes, live panels, video podcasts, international cooperation and research.

CASO and its events create a sustainable advantage for Regionally Aligned Forces, Security Forces Assistance Brigades, Army schools and Centers of Excellence by providing training and education tools that enhance Professional Military Education, Pre-Deployment and Functional Training in support of the U.S. National Security and National Defense Strategy objectives in a variety of regional contingencies across the spectrum of conflict including the possibility of Large-Scale Combat Operations. CASO’s purpose is to assist in preparing globally responsive and regionally aligned forces that work with a variety of partners including host nation militaries and populations to execute the Army's Prevent, Shape and Win strategic role.

Organization and Capabilities

Program Documents, Articles and Links of Interest

CASO Digital Library

CASO Director: 913-684-3345 (DSN 552)