SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 8, Issue 1 - Page 2

FOREWORD Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Stability Operations Lessons Learned and Information Management System (SOLLIMS) “Sampler” – Civil Affairs in Stability Operations. The general structure of the “Sampler” includes (1) an Introduction that provides an operational or doctrinal perspective for the content, (2) the Sampler “Quick Look” that provides a short description of the topics included within the Sampler and a link to the full text, (3) the primary, topic-focused Stability Operations (SO)-related Lesson Report, and (4) links to additional references, reports, and articles that are either related to the “focus” topic or that address current, real-world, SO-related challenges. This lessons-learned compendium contains just a sample – thus the title of “Sampler” – of the observations, insights, and lessons related to Civil Affairs (CA) available in the SOLLIMS data repository. These lessons are worth sharing with military commanders and their staffs, as well as with civilian practitioners having a Stability Operations-related mission/function – those currently deployed on stability operations, those planning to deploy, the institutional Army, the Joint community, policy-makers, and other international civilian and military leaders at the national and theater level. Lesson Format. Each lesson is provided in the following standard format: - Title/Topic - Observation - Discussion - Recommendation - Implications (optional) - Event Description The “Event Description” section provides context in that it identifies the source or event from which the lesson was developed. Occasionally you may also see a “Comments” section within a lesson. This is used by the author to provide related information or additional personal perspective. You will also note that a number is displayed in parentheses next to the title of each lesson. This number is hyper-linked to the actual lesson within the SOLLIMS database; click on the highlighted number to display the SOLLIMS data and to access any attachments (references, images, files) that are included with this lesson. Note, you must have an account and be logged into SOLLIMS in order to display the SOLLIMS data entry and access/download attachments. If you have not registered in SOLLIMS, the links in the reports will take you to the login or the registration page. Take a brief moment to register for an account Table of Contents | Quick Look | Contact PKSOI Page 1 of 28