Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations

Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations

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About the Center

Civil-military operations are defined as the activities of a commander that establish, maintain, influence, or exploit relations between military forces, governmental and nongovernmental civilian organizations and authorities, and the civilian populace in a friendly, neutral, or hostile operation area in order to facilitate military operations, to consolidate and achieve operational US objectives.

The mission of CMO, is to develop all West Point leaders so that they are prepared to employ an understanding of Civil-Military Operations (CMO) within the framework of the broad spectrum of challenges they will face in military service; to support transformational changes to professional military education across the Department of Defense and partner organizations, and to establish West Point as the wellspring of professional military education in the realm of CMO.

The Center accomplishes its missions by connecting our cadets to the Civil-Military Operations environment through our Four Pillars.  Each domain provides a wealth of learning that accompanies their own cadet transformations from entering civilians, to military students, to Civil-Military Practitioners as they embark on a path to leadership in support of the US Army.

Contact Us

United States Military Academy
Mail and Distribution Center
646 Swift Road
West Point, NY  10996-1905
Phone: 845-938-4869

Collaborate With Us

The Office of Research helps coordinate West Point’s research efforts with external entities. Those interested in conducting research with West Point can email the Associate Dean for Research.