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Civil-Military Relations

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Focus

The Civil-Military Relations education program addresses all aspects of the relationship between elected civilians and security institutions (armed forces, police forces, and intelligence agencies) in a democratic context. The program offers courses, seminars, and workshops that address a variety of potential challenges and avenues for success in institutionalizing effective and functioning civil-military relations.

Competencies

  • Defense institution building
  • Security sector reform
  • Defense and security decision making
  • National security and defense politics
  • Democratic civilian control & oversight of the armed forces
  • Military professionalism
  • Building linkages between the military and the legislature
  • Intelligence and democracy

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Program News

CCMR Prepares the 184 ESC for their Deployment to the Middle East and Afghanistan
CCMR conducted a seminar for the Mississippi Army National Guard’s 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) from the 29th to the 30th of October 2018 at Camp Shelby to provide a socio-political, security and regional context for the Command’s logistics mission in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Read More

Dr. Matei Invited to Join the Editorial Team of the International Journal of Intelligence & Counterintelligence
Dr. Cristiana Matei has been appointed to the Editorial Team of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, a prestigious peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for both academics and professionals to share research on intelligence-related challenges. Read More

CCMR Welcomes Steven Peterson as Director
We are honored to announce that Mr. Steven D. Peterson assumed the duties of Director of the Center for Civil-Military Relations effective April 1, 2018 through April 2, 2021. Read More

Thomas Durell-Young Comments on the Utility of Long-Term Defense Planning
Thomas-Durell Young, manager of CCMR's EUROPE program, has recently published an article entitled "Stripping the Altars of Long-Term Defense Planning." Read More

Reflecting on 20+ Years of “Executive Program in Defense Decision Making” Curriculum
CCMR hosted a version of its biannual “Executive Program in Defense Decision Making” offering for 21 international military and civilian participants, from November 6-17, 2017. Often described as CCMR’s “flagship” course, this curriculum has been offered at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California for over 20 years. Read More

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Contact

Cristiana Matei
Florina Cristiana (Cris) Matei joined CCMR in 2003, and is now a Program Manager for the Civil-Military Relations Program, specializing in Latin America and Intelligence & Democracy. Dr. Matei has ... Read More

Scott Jasper
Scott Jasper, CAPT, USN (Ret) is a Lecturer at the Center for Civil-Military Relations and the National Security Affairs department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. Scot ... Read More

Nicholas Tomb
Nicholas Tomb is a Program Manager (Africa) at the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR), US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Prior to managing the Civil-Military Relations program, Mr. Tomb ... Read More

Thomas-Durell Young
Dr. Thomas-Durell Young is the Program Manager for the Civil-Military Relations program, specializing in Europe. Dr. Young also holds the position of Staff Consultant at the RAND Corporation (Santa Mo ... Read More