The newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) was invested during a ceremony conducted last month in the Pentagon.

Dr. Pamela Newman was selected by the Acting Secretary of the Army, Ryan D. McCarthy, to represent south New York.

"It is with great pleasure that I accept the appointment as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army," Newman said. "I look forward to serving as the link between the community, Secretary McCarthy and Army leaders at all levels to tell the Army story."

CASAs are a vital part of the Army, promoting good relations between the Army and the public and advising the Secretary about regional issues.

"Dr. Newman has an extensive background in community relations and I have no doubt that she will continue in that role while advocating for our Soldiers and their families," said McCarthy.

Each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASAs appointed to provide a vital link between the Army and the communities for which they serve. CASAs are usually business or civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and their communities.

Dr. Newman is a highly regarded international insurance broker, specializing in Fortune 500 clients worldwide, and a world-renowned business strategist and author. She is chairman of The Newman Team at Aon, an independent strategic advisor to Aon. She is also president and chief executive officer of PJN Strategies LLC. Dr. Newman is actively involved in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, the Police Athletic League of New York, and serves as a member of the Business Executives for National Security. Dr. Pamela Newman earned her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. She has received numerous awards, including the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America "Distinguished Woman of the Year."

CASAs serve a two-year term without compensation. Terms may be extended to a total of 10 years of service. The secretary may recognize a civilian aide as a CASA Emeritus after 10 years of service with distinguished service.

For more information, contact LTC Jennifer Johnson at 703-695-0373 or jennifer.r.johnson.mil@mail.mil.