CGSC Cultural & Area Studies Office (CASO) serves the educational mission within the institution and across the Army. CASO, in conjunction with partner organizations, provides a mechanism to engage all CGSC constituencies concerning the importance of cultural, political, economic and social factors in shaping the operational environment. CASO outreach extends across the Army with a variety of educational programs, including publishing, guest speakers, direct support to CGSC classes, live panels, video podcasts, international cooperation and research.
CASO and its events create a sustainable advantage for Regionally Aligned Forces, Security Forces Assistance Brigades, Army schools and Centers of Excellence by providing training and education tools that enhance Professional Military Education, Pre-Deployment and Functional Training in support of the U.S. National Security and National Defense Strategy objectives in a variety of regional contingencies across the spectrum of conflict including the possibility of Large-Scale Combat Operations. CASO’s purpose is to assist in preparing globally responsive and regionally aligned forces that work with a variety of partners including host nation militaries and populations to execute the Army's Prevent, Shape and Win strategic role.
CASO Director: Dr. Mahir J. Ibrahimov (Dr. I)
913-684-3345 (DSN 552)
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