CIVILIAN OPERATIONS

     Civilian Operations is one of the seven Commands of the Central Aid Agency.  The driving force behind Civilian Operations is the C.A.A. belief that faith without works is dead.  To us works must back up faith, and the best way to do that is to get out into our communities and serve.  


     Civilian Operations is based out of Sectors.  Sectors are numbered in order of creation and serve as the geographical nexus for C.A.A. operations in an area.  Sectors are led by a Board-appointed Sector Commander who is often aided by Sector Staff.  Sectors can be as simple as a group of people meeting in a living room or church, or as big as a designated building with assigned staff.  The size of the Sector depends on it's membership size, service area, and financial resources.



Sector Operations

    Sector Operations are the backbone of Civilian Ops.  Sectors serve as both physical locations, and units where personnel are assigned.  Civilian Ops Sector Elements hold meetings at least once a month, and a community Service Project or Fundraiser at least once a month.  


    Sector Meetings last about two hours and consist of the Sector Agenda and a Bible Study or Training.  Service Projects vary greatly in time and type.  They can last anywhere from a couple of hours, to several days depending on what it is.  Fundraisers are occasionally held instead of, or in addition to, Service Projects.



Structure

     Civilian Operations follows a Tier 3 structure with Type 4 hygiene requirements.  This means that personnel are usually assigned directly to a Civilian Ops Element within a Sector, follow looser regulations, wear a simple uniforms, and focus primarily on community service and outreach.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

-Margaret Mead, American anthropologist