Secretary of Defense, Leon E. Panetta

About CEW

A new call to service has been sounded across the nation. A call for each of us to be part of a greater purpose. A call each of us at the Department of Defense can heed by being a part of the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW).

The Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW) serves alongside our military men and women at the forefront of America�s mission around the globe. A mission to protect. A mission to build communities and renew nations. A mission to spread freedom and democracy. A mission to stand up for the disadvantaged and for the oppressed.

Our uniformed forces deploy around the globe in service of this mission, but we will not ask them to do it alone. Stand up and join them because when we go, we go together.

How do I volunteer?