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Command and General Staff College

Definition/Scope: The US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) educates and develops leaders for full spectrum joint, interagency and multinational operations; acts as lead agent for the Army’s leader development program; and advances the art and science of the profession of arms in support of Army operational requirements. It was originally established in 1881 as a school for infantry and cavalry. The US Army Command & General Staff School educates and trains intermediate level Army Officers, International Officers, Sister Service Officers, and Interagency leaders prepared to operate in full spectrum Army, joint, interagency, and multinational operations as field grade commanders and staff officers.

Used For:

Intermediate Level Education



Broader Terms:

Army staff colleges
CAC major subordinate organizations
Combined Arms Center-Leadership Development and Education
Fort Leavenworth
military academies
Professional Military Education
TRADOC schools

Narrower Terms:

Air Force Element (CGSC)
Captain's Career Course Aviation
Captains Career Course Military Intelligence
Center for Army Tactics
Combined Arms and Staff Service School
Combined Arms Research Library
Command and General Staff School
Department of Command and Leadership
Department of Joint and Multinational Operations
Department of Logistics and Resource Operations
Department of Military History
Intermediate Level Education
International Officer Student Division
Marine Corps Element (CGSC)
Military Intelligence Captain Career Course
Navy Element (CGSC)
Professional Military Education
School for Advanced Military Studies
School for Command Preparation
School of Advanced distributed Learning

Related Terms:

Deputy Commanding General for Combined Arms
Fort Leavenworth
The Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate

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