Francisco M. Hernandez

Captain Francisco M. Hernandez is currently assigned to Bravo Company, 98th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. As a Civil Affairs officer, Captain Hernandez has deployed as a Civil Affairs Team Leader in support of Joint Task Force – Afghanistan (2012/2013) and as a Civil Military Support Element Team Leader to Peru (2013/2014). During his deployment to Peru, Captain Hernandez and his team conducted successful Civil Affairs Operations by following Village Stability Operations methodologies and Counterinsurgency principles in their application of Foreign Internal Defense strategies. Due to his operational accomplishments as a Civil Affairs officer, Captain Hernandez has been selected to the Training With Industry program, where he will work alongside civilian leaders at Creative Associates International, Washington D.C., and further develop his civil-military operability for utilization in the Civil Affairs community.

The roles performed by U.S. Civil Affairs elements in Peru have changed dramatically in the past three years.  What began as operating out of the U.S. Embassy evolved to conducting field...