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Civil Military Co-operation (CIMIC)

CIMIC is a Universal Access Committee (UAC), which operates within a mandate and the CIOR by-laws in terms of Art. 2.2.1.2.
 
The Committee must provide advice from CIOR’s perspective, on the best utilization of Reservists within the scope of CIMIC, and act as a think tank and forum for discussions regarding Reserve and CIMIC matters. The Committee must act as a group of subject matter experts (SMEs) and be prepared to give advice to all relevant stakeholders.
 
The CIMIC Committee has focussed on two main products in the last two years. One is the completion of a CIMIC Capabilities Handbook; the other is a CIMIC exercise (CIMEX). The Committee has also undertaken to establish and maintain relationships with the CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE) and the Multi National CIMIC Group (MNCG).

CIMIC Capabilities Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to capture the organisation structure of participating countries’ CIMIC capability, and to describe their doctrine and training. This product will be posted on the CIOR website and updated annually. Currently 19 countries have contributed to this handbook.

CIMEX

The first CIMEX was held in 2012. It is intended that this will be an annual output planned by the CIMIC Committee, with a country providing a framework for delivering the content. The UK is the framework nation for delivering the content for 2012, 2013, 2014. The CIOR Congress host country provides the logistics support. The CIMIC Committee will identify the next framework nation for 2015. The aim of CIMEX is to encourage networking, information sharing, identifying best practice, and provide a degree of education.

CCOE & MNCG

The CIMIC Committee has established a relationship with both of these organisations; it is the intention that this relationship is maintained on an annual basis.

CIOR Themes


The CIMIC Committee will continue to support all CIOR Council themes, in terms of brainstorming and providing advice on CIMIC and Reserve related matters. For example the on-going work to improve the Employer/Reserve relationship.

ONGOING

The CIMIC Committee will continue to stay informed of developing trends and requirements. For example the trend amongst nations to combine all influence operations activities like CIMIC, PSYOPS, Media, Culture etc, into one organisation. There is a need to develop CIMIC and Stabilisation competence in areas like Humanitarian Operations and response to Natural Disasters; and a need to focus on upstream prevention measures in an effort to resolve or mitigate conflict before it develops. These needs are identified as being relevant to overseas and homeland operations. In support of this, the Committee will work to identify and develop tangible outputs.


The requirement for CIMIC and Stabilisation trained personnel within all nations’ armed forces is increasing, both in terms of breadth and depth of training. The CIMIC Committee aims to keep in line with this, and will direct its resources to provide support and advice where it can. In order to do this, the Committee needs relevant and experienced members from NATO and PfP countries, who are able to provide added value to the Committee and its outputs.

Members


Country

Rank

Name

UK

Lt Col

Peter CARROLL

France

Lt

Bénédicte BOREL (Secretary)

Spain

Lt

Eugenio EGEA

Switzerland

Major

Philip R. BORNHAUSER

US

Col

Vanessa DORNHÖEFER (Chairman)

US

Lt Col

Jian PENA

US

Lt Col

Milton HOUGHTON

US

Capt

Holly COOKSON

Italy

Rear Admiral

Michele DAMMICCO

Italy

Capt

Nico ZORZETTO

Denmark

Capt

Preben HEBSGAARD

Netherlands

Lt Col

Simon LE FEVRE

Germany

Capt

Timo WEYRAUCH

Canada

Major

Jeremy PRESSNELL

South Africa

Lt

Schalk VAN DER MERWE

Poland

Col

Jerzy GORSKI

Greece

Major

Babis YIANNOPOULOS


(As of August 2016)
 

CIMIC Committee MWM 2016, planning for CIMEX 16


Contacts

Contact Information : cior.cimic@gmail.com

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