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The latest Art of War Paper from CGSC Press examines the principle of initiative.

In this work, Lieutenant Colonel Martin Sonnenberger of the German Army offers a detailed account of how the Prussian and German armies of the last two centuries defined and developed the principle of initiative as part of mission-type tactics (Auftragstaktik). This history offers rich context for understanding how initiative should fit within the US Army’s current concept of Mission Command. To download a copy of this work, click here

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CSI Press has released 16 Cases of Mission Command in iBook format. This book offers historical illustrations of military leaders using the principles of Mission Command in battle. The cases included range from the War of 1812 to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each chapter includes a brief historical narrative followed by a discussion of the Mission Command principles displayed in the action. Since its first publication in 2013, 16 Cases had been adopted by JRTC and a large number of OPD programs to assist in teaching Mission Command doctrine to Soldiers of all ranks. To download a free copy of this iBook click here....Read More
In April 2015, the US Army Command and General Staff College and the CGSC Foundation held its annual symposium on “The Professional Ethic and the State.” The conference focused on the ethical relationships that exist between the US Government and its military forces. The presentations given at this conference discussed a wide array of topics including moral lapses by senior military leaders, ethical obligations toward veterans, and the relationship between American society and the military. The symposium report is now available for download here. ...Read More
Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commanding general, welcomed roughly 250 military and university personnel to the 2015 Army University Educational Symposium December 2 and 3 at Fort Leavenworth. The two-day event featured collaborative panels covering six topics ranging from "Innovating Learning Environment" to "Developing World Class Faculty." (Photo courtesy U.S. Army Command and General Staff College)...Read More
How should professional military education change in the 21st Century? Innovative Learning: A Key to National Security, the newest publication from the Army Press, answers this question by offering proposals from some of today’s most original thinkers on transforming teaching and learning. The solutions offered in this book range from sweeping curriculum reforms to the more radical idea of classrooms with neither teachers nor structure of any kind. Download a copy here ...Read More

1300 - 1500 (CST) Monday, Dec. 14 in the Arnold Conference Room

Dr. Robert Braumann, Director, CGSC MMAS; Mr. Gustav Otto, CGSC Defense Intelligence Chair, Defense Intelligence Agency; Mr. Gary Hobin, Department of Join, Interagency and Multinational Operations(DJIMO); and Dr. Mahir Ibrahimov, Program Manager, Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Management Office (LRECMO) will lead the discussion.

For more information contact the CAC LRECMO Program Manager at 913-684-3345.

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