Joint Civil-Military Interaction Research and Education Network

Joint Civil-Military Interaction for Crisis Response


The network exists of organizations and individuals from all four sectors (Military, Civilian, Academic, Government) that are interested in working together on topics, that have proven relevant to the future of military and civil interactions in crisis and humanitarian assistance.


Multinational Headquarter Ulm, Germany

The “Ulm Command” is a Joint Support Service activity staffed with multinational personnel. The purpose of the Command is to exercise worldwide command and control of crisis management operations as tasked by the United Nations, NATO, or the EU, always ready to deploy at short notice. [Source]



The U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is a two-star headquarters providing Army and Joint Forces commanders 82 percent of the DoD civil affairs forces and 83 percent of the DoD’s psychological operations forces. Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations, and Information Operations Soldiers combine regional and trans-regional expertise, political-military awareness and cross-cultural communication skills to conduct and support civil-military operations for conventional and special operations forces. [Source]



  • Dr. Thomas Matyók, UNCG Department of Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Mr. Stephen E. Henthorne, Senior Academic Advisor (Formerly Senior Advisor to Directorate of the NATO Accredited Civil-Military Centre of Excellence)
  • LTC Ansgar Gohlke, Multinational Joint Force Headquarters, Civil-Military Interaction, Germany
  • Francesca Dell’Acqua, International Affairs Consultant, Human Rights
  • Dr. Ali Askerov, UNCG, UNCG Department of Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Dr. Yuriy Loboda, Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine
  • Colonel R. Scott Buran, USMC (Ret), Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor, Applied Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. Sean Byrne, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba and Director of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice
  • Dr. Robert J. Griffiths, UNCG Department of Political Science
  • Dr. Omar Ali, UNCG Lloyd International Honors College
  • Dr. Sherwwood McGinnis, Dickinson College
  • Dr. William Crowther, UNCG Department of Political Science
  • Dr. Douglas Stuart, Dickinson College
  • Captain R. Marian Corbe, Academic Advisor to the NATO Accredited Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence
  • Mr. Sven Stauder, Research Assistant Intern at the Center for Complex Operations, National Defense University, Deputy Director JCMI Network
  • Ms. Kylie Stephens, Graduate Student, Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Mr. Benjamin Grumbach, Graduate Student, Peace and Conflict Studies