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USCENTCOM Hosts Security Cooperation Round Table

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TAMPA, Fla , March 24, 2017 — USCENTCOM held a Security Cooperation Round Table (CSCRT) 22-24 March 2017.

Mr. Phil Maxwell, USCENTCOM Chief Plans, Policy and Programs discusses security cooperation planning guidance during the 2017 USCENTCOM Security Cooperation Round Table (CSCRT). The 3 day event consisted of presentations, planning sessions and Near East and South Asia (NESA) Center-facilitated panel discussions. (Photo by Tom Gagnier)
Mr. Phil Maxwell, USCENTCOM Chief Plans, Policy and Programs discusses security cooperation planning guidance during the 2017 USCENTCOM Security Cooperation Round Table (CSCRT). The 3 day event consisted of presentations, planning sessions and Near East and South Asia (NESA) Center-facilitated panel discussions. (Photo by Tom Gagnier)
Mr. Phil Maxwell, USCENTCOM Chief Plans, Policy and Programs discusses security cooperation planning guidance during the 2017 USCENTCOM Security Cooperation Round Table (CSCRT). The 3 day event consisted of presentations, planning sessions and Near East and South Asia (NESA) Center-facilitated panel discussions. (Photo by Tom Gagnier) USCENTCOM Security Cooperation Round Table
Mr. Phil Maxwell, USCENTCOM Chief Plans, Policy and Programs discusses security cooperation planning guidance during the 2017 USCENTCOM Security Cooperation Round Table (CSCRT). The 3 day event consisted of presentations, planning sessions and Near East and South Asia (NESA) Center-facilitated panel discussions. (Photo by Tom Gagnier)

The command hosted approximately 100 distinguished visitors from the USCENTCOM security cooperation community to:

  • - Explore the implications of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.

  • - Discuss the draft USCENTCOM 2017 Theater Campaign Plan.

  • - Prepare the frameworks for country-specific security cooperation plans.

The event was also a chance for participants to pursue strategic and operational level opportunities to create decision space for senior leaders in their respective agencies as well as the new administration.

“Properly coordinating and planning security cooperation is essential to succeed in this strategically important region filled with both complex issues and potentially significant opportunities,” said U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. George Smith Jr., USCENTCOM Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy.