International Military Students
Congratulations on your selection to attend the
U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC). Your
selection is indicative of your past achievement and future potential.
As you embark on a unique journey, you can experience first class education
and a first rate intercultural exchange. Take advantage of your year
in Leavenworth, an opportunity you, and in many cases your family, will grow
and benefit from each passing day.
You will train at the Army Staff
College, but you will study and experience the American lifestyle, visit
and become familiar with American businesses and better understand the
government of your host country. We realize adjustments are
necessary to live here among your American friends, adjustments as simple
as converting from a metric system to the U.S. system to learning how to
drive on the "right" side of the road. Adjustments may
appear difficult at times, particularly in the beginning, but certainly
The International Military Student Division
staff and I will keep in mind that you are making adjustments living in the
United States and will make ourselves available to assist you during this
transition period. There are many every day "situations" the
IMSD staff can help with, we've helped many who preceded you, so please,
take advantage of our knowledge and visit our staff who is willing to care
for your needs.
Welcome! I hope you have an enjoyable
and memorable year while visiting and living in Leavenworth, Kansas.
James F. Fain
Chief, International Military Student Division