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The Combined Arms Center’s Command Sergeant Major, Cmd. Sgt. Maj. David O. Turnbull (left) and Col. Geoffrey Catlett, Director of the Army SHARP Academy, present a graduation certificate to Mr. Santiago L. Orta, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. Orta is one of 32 graduates of the SHARP Academy’s Baseline Certification Course which provides the Army with trained Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates. Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Turnbull praised the efforts of the graduates who are on the front line of the Army’s efforts to combat and eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assault from the Army and issued the graduates with a challenge. “We need to stay at it every day,” Turnbull said. “History has shown that the Army can drive social change and I know that we can lead change in this effort too because we have a great group of people like you who will make the difference.” (US Army Photo by Scott Gibson)...Read More

Lt. Col. Clark Welch (dark jacket), one of the most decorated Soldiers during Vietnam, spoke to classes and a public forum at the Command and General Staff College on May 19.

Welch received the Distinguished Service Cross for action at Ong Thanh, Vietnam, on Oct. 17, 1967. He also received three Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, and five Purple Hearts in Vietnam.

Ong Thanh was a hellish firefight between 142 Americans and approximately 1,400 enemy soldiers. Then 1st Lieutenant Welch commanded D Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry. His company was the trail company in a two-company movement. The lead company, A Company, was nearly wiped out in the first few
minutes of the battle. Welch, a Special Forces officer and former enlisted soldier, led his company in defensive efforts while doing all he could to recover casualties despite being wounded five times during the battle. His actions at Ong Thanh are described in "They Marched Into Sunlight" by David Maraniss and "The Beast Was Out There" by Jim Shelton. Shelton, who retired as a brigadier general, had been the battalion executive officer prior to Ong Thanh and recommended Welch for the Medal of Honor following the battle.

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Members of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board receive a briefing tour from Dr. William Wallace, Deputy Director of the Army Management Staff College, May 20. The Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board is an organization focused on coordination and collaboration of federal agencies located throughout the Kansas City region. The GKCFEB represents 146 federal agencies from the region and the executive board consists of regional directors and their primary staff. ...Read More
Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, discusses the roles and responsibilities of CAC with Gen. Kiyofumi Iwata, Chief of Staff, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, during an overview brief May 18th at the CAC Headquarters. Gen. Iwata was joined by Major General Dobran Bozic, Defense Representative, Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations and Brig. Gen. Mohammad Shamsuzzaman, Defense Military Naval and Air Attaché, Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the briefing. Brig. Gen. General Shamsuzzaman represented Gen. Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army during the IHOF ceremony. Gen. Iwata, Maj. Gen. Bozic, and Gen. Bhuiyan were inducted into the Command and General Staff College International Hall of Fame. (US Army Photo by Scott Gibson)...Read More
COL Monty Willoughby, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, provides an overview brief to the members of the Defense Health Board May 12 in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center at Fort Leavenworth. Click here to read the Army.mil story....Read More

Leader Development

Conducts Army level leadership and leader development studies, analysis, assessment, and evaluations; develop and maintain the Army Leader Development Strategy; Supports CG, TRADOC by managing the Army Leader Development Program.

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Training Development

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TRADOC provides training support for the Army. CAC manages the Training Support System (TSS) which is the training system products, services, and facilities that are necessary for creating the conditions to realistically portray the operational environment and enable training strategies.

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The DCG, Combined Arms manages, administers, and governs the processes to execute training courses for Army personnel (military and civilian) that require functional skills and qualifications for the performance of their duties.