Approximately 40 national and international students, as well as instructors from the Peace Support Training Centre, in Kingston, ON will be conducting an exercise to train in the conduct of Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC), in the Towns of Smiths Falls, Perth, Napanee, and Prince Edward County between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on 24 Jan 2018.
CIMIC is a function that supports a military mission by establishing and maintaining coordination and cooperation between the military forces and civil authorities, says Captain Jeremy Matthews, Public Affairs Officer at CFB Kingston.
Students will be conducting area assessments of local communities. An area assessment is a survey that gains knowledge about the community, its infrastructure and its capabilities. For training realism, the students will be surveying the aforementioned towns, says Capt Matthews.
Students will go out into the area, take pictures, talk with local residents, and try to understand the dynamics of the Township. Subsequently, the students will brief their findings and recommendation to the course Directing Staff at PSTC. This training is expected to have minimal impact on the community.