Dr. Lynn Copeland advises the Army Civil Affairs Commandant of any doctrinal, organizational, training, materiel, leadership, education, personnel, facilities and policy shortfalls impacting the Civil Information Management mission, a core task within Civil Affairs. Before joining the Army Civil Affairs Proponent in 2014, Copeland was the Program Manager for the Civil Affairs Operating System within the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade. Prior to working with Civil Affairs, she was a Physical Scientist for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Copeland has a B.S. in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama, an M.S. in Geography from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D in Climatology from Louisiana State University.