How can officers be better prepared to interact with non-governmental organizations in a post-conflict environment?
Matvay, David M.
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This thesis examines the state of relations between the military and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It argues that the military-NGO relationship requires improvement. The involvement of the military in post-conflict reconstruction efforts is required due to the tenuous security situation and an increased in military-NGO cooperation/coordination is necessary in order to achieve stabilization of the post-conflict society. This thesis supports the argument that an effective way of increasing cooperation/coordination is by improving the preparation of military officers who are expected to operate in that cooperative environment. This research will first consider the effectiveness of existing practices for preparing military officers for NGO interaction and will provide recommendations for improving this preparation through the utilization of an anonymous survey provided to a cross-organizational audience. The lessons learned as a result of this research will provide a foundation for military decision-makers to properly allocate funding towards these efforts.
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