Posted on April 5, 2011 by warvictims
CIVIC Field Director Kristele Younes at Ft. Leavenworth
Last month you came with us to Afghanistan. Now we’re taking you to the US military base at Ft. Leavenworth with CIVIC’s new Field Director Kristele Younes. Kristele comes to CIVIC with extensive experience advocating for civilians from Pakistan and Iraq to Congo and Bosnia — though this was her first time in Kansas! At the US Army Command and General Staff College, Kristele and CIVIC’s Marla Keenan role played in a military planning scenario, or “war gaming” exercise. The goal was to train tomorrow’s military leaders to think holistically when planning combat operations. CIVIC was there to give them a better grasp of what civilians experience in war, how to better avoid them on the battlefield, and how to recognize and help those harmed in the crossfire. CIVIC believes this kind of training is critical to ensuring militaries understand the human cost of war.
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Posted on March 17, 2009 by warvictims
Posted By: Marla B
Sarah and I are here at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas this week at the Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). CGSC is a leading educational and intellectual center for the Army in developing leaders for full spectrum joint, interagency and multinational operations. We were invited to participate in a training exercise with this year’s class. Participation of NGOs in this level of military training is an excellent opportunity and one we are finding the military is becoming more and more open to. After just one day (the whole exercise runs a full week) we are incredibly impressed with what we’ve seen. The schedule is quite packed but we’ll post updates when we can.
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