Originally named the Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence, it was officially opened by the Prime Minister, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, on 27 November 2008.
The ACMC engages with, and supports, government departments and agencies, non-government organisations and international partners, including the United Nations, on civil-military-police issues to achieve focused outcomes for the region and globally. We support best practice approaches to civil-military-police engagement by those involved in the strategic planning and delivery of conflict and disaster management activities.
The ACMC is staffed by officials of relevant Australian Government departments and agencies. It is administered through the Vice Chief of Defence Force Group. Portfolio responsibility resides with the Minister for Defence.