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Course Number: 1-250-C63
Mode: DL/Resident
Location: Fort Leavenworth, KS

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Overview: The CESL courses provide the continuing education sustainment program that brings senior level Civilian leaders together to discuss current and relevant issues facing the Army. The program's intent is for leaders to return to the program continuously to refresh and receive updates on current Army initiatives.

  • The CESL course is conducted through blended learning - DL and four and a half days resident training. The DL consists of reading materials and written assignments.
  • CESL resident training consists of both small and large group activities. The course structure is a combination of guest speakers and interactive exercises.
  • You must receive a "Go" on all assignments. Course completion certificates are awarded at the resident phase.

Eligibility:

  • Army Civilians in permanent appointment to GS–14/15 or equivalent.
  • Active duty Military at the rank O–5, O–6, CW4, CW5, SGM, or CSM.
  • DOD or other Federal agency leaders in permanent appointment G–14/15 or equivalent.
  • Employee must have successfully completed the Foundation Course if required.
  • Successful completion of the Advanced Course or equivalent course.
  • One year is required between Advanced Course completion and CESL attendance.
  • One year is required between each CESL attendance.
  • Army Non-appropriated Fund (NAF), Wage Grade (WG), Local National (LN)

Pre-Requisites: Student must have graduated from the Advanced Course and the Foundation Course if you are an Army civilian hired after September 2006.

Special Information: CES courses are centrally funded for most Department of the Army Civilians. Refer to AR 350-1 for specific requirements and eligibility. Courses are open to DOD employees and employees from other military departments. These employees are NOT centrally funded.

Approximately 25 percent of the available slots can be filled by Military who meet the prerequisites.

Army Civilian's:

  • Advanced Course completion or Advanced Course equivalent documentation or

  • Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education (CGSC/ILE) or

  • Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course (WOSCC) or

  • Sergeants Major Course (SMC)

Active Duty

  • Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education (CGSC/ILE) or

  • Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course (WOSCC) or

  • Sergeants Major Course (SMC)


250 Gibbon Ave, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
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