Posted on Jan 15, 2018
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For Active Duty Soldiers (officer and enlisted) interested in Civil Affairs as a career option, what is CA, how do I apply, what is the unit like, what are missions like, what schools, etc...
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SSG Monica De Leon
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Re-classed to CA back in 2011, and its a great MOS to travel as well as get to know the population you are working with. Endless opportunities as an Enlisted or Officer.
I was in Belize last year, but we also support ARSOUTH: Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, etc.

My Civil Affairs Team is currently supporting "Beyond The Horizons - El Salvador" until mid August 2018.
"New Horizons" has kicked off and it is currently in operation mode in Panama.
Both Missions have a Facebook page and Twitter page
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I know I’m only a PVT2, but I speak Arabic fluently in 6 dialects, took the DLPT and scored a +2 and above on all of them. I took 2 OPI tests and also scored a +2. I’m also a native speaker and grew up in the Middle East. I know a lot about the the cultures and regions. Would this help me at all if I decide to actually go into CA?
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That would definitely help you, stay current in every dialect you can - always be current DLPT, take your DLAB now, it doesnt expire. You can have your packet ready and the day you pin E4 can send it up.
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Shawn Moore
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SSG- would love to connect with you offline, as I have loads of questions about CA
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Better to ask here in case someone else has the same question.
First though, you can only enter the reserves as an initial entry MOS, and it does not transfer to active duty. You must enter active duty as something else and then switch into CA, if selected.
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