The deputy commander at U.S. Army Central Command (Centcom), Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., gave the keynote address at a stabilization symposium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on June 27.
During his keynote, Brown spoke on the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR), which was published earlier this year, and of the partnership between the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). “When you talk about stabilization, it’s the partnerships and alliances we have with the Department of State, USAID [and] nongovernmental organizations that allow us to be able to do those things that we do in order to provide stability in different locations,” said Brown.
In his remarks, Brown discussed the types of operating zones and levels of security in stability operations, using operations in Syria as an example and saying “You’re not going to have a kind of a ‘one size fits all,’ but you do want to have a kind of ‘one size fits most’ and being able to adjust as things going along.” He also discussed lessons from the SAR that could have improved operations in Afghanistan.
For more information about Lt. Gen. Brown’s remarks, please follow the link below.
Centcom Official Highlights Interagency Partnerships in Stabilization, Department of Defense