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Who We Are

The Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization within the Naval Postgraduate School. The Center prepares practitioners from all over the world for new levels of leadership in their national security communities. In the two decades since its founding, CCMR has evolved to partner with a much broader range of regions and countries. The Center offers a full spectrum of civil-military related programs that are listed below.

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Functional Programs

Civil-Military Relations
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Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP)
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Defense Governance Management Team (DGMT)
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Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI)
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Intelligence and Democracy
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International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM)
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International Defense Transformation (IDT)
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Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP)
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Maritime Security Program
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Multinational Exercises
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Prevention, Relief and Recovery
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The Collaborative & Adaptive Security Initiative (CASI)
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Upcoming In-Residence Courses

July 25, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Managing Ethnic Conflict and Religious Violence (PR&R)
July 25, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Civil-Military Approaches to Maritime Security (MARITIME)
August 22, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Security Risks of Refugees & Displaced Persons (PR&R)
September 5, 2016 to September 16, 2016
Approaches for the Reintegration of Ex-Combatants (PR&R)
September 12, 2016 to September 21, 2016
Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism (CTFP)
September 26, 2016 to October 7, 2016
Civil-Military Approaches to Maritime Security (MARITIME)
October 17, 2016 to July 28, 2016
Principles of Defense Acquisition Management (IDARM)
October 31, 2016 to November 4, 2016
Intelligence and Democracy (INTEL&DEM)
October 31, 2016 to November 11, 2016
Principles of Defense Procurement and Contracting (IDARM)

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CCMR News

Beirut: Legislatures & the Armed Forces
Between 25-28 April 2016, a Center for Civil Military Relations (CCMR) team delivered a seminar on the topic of “Legislatures & the Armed Forces” for 23 participants (4 civilians, and 19 military ... Read More

Global Responses to Maritime Violence, by Paul Shemella
Global Responses to Maritime Violence is a full discussion of maritime security short of war that goes beyond the current literature in both scope and perspective. The chapters in this volume examine terrorism, piracy, armed robbery at sea, illegal maritime trafficking, illegal fishing, and other maritime crimes.Contributors uncover both threats and responses as a complex ecosystem that challenges even the strongest national and regional institutions. Managing this system is a “wicked problem” that has no ultimate solution. But the book offers strategic preceptsto guide the efforts of any government that seeks to improve its responses to maritime violence. Read More

Cambodia exercise focuses on disaster relief, humanitarian aid
U.S forces are in Southeast Asia for Angkor Sentinel 2016, an annual bilateral exercise with Cambodia that focuses on disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. Read More

LDESP Supporting US/Korea Foal Eagle Field Training Exercise at Fort Bliss
Dr. Mark Peterson presenting on History, Culture, Religion of Republic of Korea to 1 SBCT 2 ID as they prepare to support: Foal Eagle is a combined Field Training Exercise (FTX) conducted an... Read More

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