I am a little confused. The Army civil affairs section says that it is a Functional Area, yet on 16 October 2006 it was classified a branch of its own. Could someone with a broader knowledge of this say what the implications of this would be? I think the information of officers not being able to start their career in it may be outdated if it is a branch. Here is the memo designating it a branch.
There's a lot of information that could go on this page. History, relevance to ongoing operations, and information about sister units in the Marine Corps are all things that could be added. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wooby (talk • contribs) 00:37, April 21, 2005 (UTC)
Adding a section on Army training. Will need copy-edit, Wikify, etc. Will also add some photos later on if I get a chance MrPrada 20:26, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
United States Marine Corps
Looking for further explaination on info added to the Civil Affairs article under the United States Marine Corps Section
"In April 2006, the United States Marine Corps realigned their Military Occupational Specialty structure to permanently create enlisted and officer Civil Affairs MOSs.
The Marine Corps had Civil Affairs MOS long before April 2006. So what exactly has changed since April 2006? FieldMarine 19:43, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
Correction on 1st CA unit in Iraq
The 422nd Civil Affairs Bn. was the first unit into Iraq supporting the 3rd Infantry Division crossing the berm that night of the invasion. I was with 3/7 Cavalry that spear headed the invasion and was the first civil affairs team into Iraq and helped liberate Iraq. My battalion also organized and ran the city of Baghdad before any local government or CPA was formed to take over. ---- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 06:08, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
re: Correction on 1st CA Unit in Iraq
While that may be true, according to the Department of Defense Adjutant General Website, the meritorious unit citation for the 411th CA BN reads that they were the first reserve CA unit to enter Iraq and the first to return for a second rotation. You would need to cite a source stating the 432nd was the first unit in, that doesn't not violate WP:OR. MrPrada (talk) 06:31, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
- 3rd Civil Affairs Group deployed as an entire unit for a second rotation in Iraq in January 2004 and 4th Civil Affairs Group deployed to Iraq for a second rotation in August 2004. I believe 3rd Civil Affairs Group may have the distinction of the first CA unit to deploy to Iraq for a second tour. FieldMarine (talk) 02:10, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
The first group to go in was task force 167. This group was a mix of 402d, 422, 411th and 352 BRD. These units where activated on 13 Dec 2002 and where in Kuwait in Jand 2003. The 402nd was mostly attached to the British with a small team attached to the Marines. 422 was one of the frist units into Baghdad while the 402nd worked the south with 486th. 411th was the fist unit to be activated under Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 402nd and 422 where activated under Operation Enduring Freedom becuase the war hadn't started. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:24, 4 February 2009 (UTC)