Nov. 12, 2020
In this episode, members of the Civil Affairs regiment discuss the Civil Affairs’ role in Great Power Competition and cross-functional teams in the 1st Special Forces Command vision.
LTC Sam Hayes Sam Hayes is an active-duty U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer serving at the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (SO) (A). He has served with the 82nd Airborne Division, the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, USAJFK Special Warfare Center and School, USCAPOC(A), and NATO with various deployment across the Middle East and Africa. Sam has multiple degrees to include a Masters of Art in Information Warfare and Political Strategy from Naval Postgraduate School and a Ph.D. in Organizational Management with a specialization in Leadership from Capella University.
MSG Sean Acosta is an active duty Civil Affairs non-commissioned officer currently serving in the 7th Special Forces Group. He has served as a Senior Civil Affairs Instructor USAJFK Special Warfare Center and School, Team Sergeant 83rd Civil Affairs Battalion, and Civil Affairs NCO 81st Civil Affairs Battalion. He has deployed to Southwest Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis from Norwich University.
MAJ Assad Raza is an active-duty U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer serving at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). He has served with the 82nd Airborne Division, the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, and the 5th Special Forces Group with multiple deployments across the Middle East. Assad holds a Bachelor of Art in psychology from the University of Tampa, a Master of Art in diplomacy with a concentration in international conflict management from Norwich University, and a Master of Military Art and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is a doctoral student at Troy University in Alabama
MAJ Travis Clemens is an active-duty U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer serving as the 91st Civil Affairs Bn. Company Alpha Commander. He has deployed with CA as a team leader to Tanzania, Senegal, and Niger. Travis has worked in the Joint Special Operations Task Force J35 and Special Forces Bn. S9 where he deployed to Chad.