CGSC News Archive

Fri, 2016-02-05 09:10

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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Thu, 2015-12-31 10:02

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.

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Wed, 2015-12-09 11:53

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.

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Thu, 2015-12-03 12:33

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)

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Thu, 2015-12-03 09:46

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

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Thu, 2015-11-19 09:31

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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Tue, 2015-11-17 11:55

Col. Hank Arnold, Director, School for Advanced Military Studies and Dr. Barry Stentiford (Lt. Col., Army Reserve), SAMS Professor, show the Freedom Award that was presented to SAMS by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of SAMS support for Stentiford during recent deployments and Army Reserve responsibilities. Stentiford is the S-3, Operations Officer, for the 209th Regional Support Command. They are accompanied by Diane B. Boeger, Chairman, Kansas ESGR Greater Kansas City Area and Alan Barrett, ESGR awards chairman.

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Tue, 2015-11-17 11:08

Command and General Staff College faculty, Dr. Dave Anderson, Lt. Col. Anne Reiffenstein, Dr. Geoff Babb, Mr. James Cricks, Dr. Rich Berkebile, Maj. Ken Rich (PhD), Mr. Kurt Vandersteen, and Dr. Phil Pattee, attended the 2015 International Biennial Conference of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society. The college's Department of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Operations hosted two panels during this conference where presenters provided summaries, analyses, and common themes/issues of their scholarly research, and raised critical points and questions to stimulate discussion among attendees. The panelists from DJIMO focused their comments on the newest publication of the US Army Command and General Staff College Press "Through the Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Lens".

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Fri, 2015-11-13 12:48

After speaking to students of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of Naval Operations, spoke with the Naval and Marine Corps elements on Fort Leavenworth today. Howard is the first woman to earn the rank of four-star admiral in the U.S. Navy, as well as the first African-American women to attain the rank of four-star in any service. She was promoted to that rank when she stepped into the role of 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the second most senior officer in the U.S. Navy. (Photo Courtesy U.S. Army Command and General Staff College)

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Thu, 2015-10-22 14:54

On October 14, 2015, Dr. Jim Martin, Associate Dean of Academics at the Command and General Staff College was honored at the AUSA Civilian Luncheon. Dr. Martin was recognized as the AUSA Region Five Department of the Army Civilian of the Year and a finalist for the national AUSA Department of the Army Civilian of the Year. The award was presented by Gerry O'Keefe, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army; Diane Devens, Senior Fellow for AUSA; and LTG (R) Guy Swan, Vice President of AUSA. The award nomination cited Dr. Martin's contributions to professional military education, both in the U.S. Army and working with partner countries through programs like the Africa Military Education Program. Dr. Martin's community work, speaking with local groups and supporting adult education efforts at various churches was also cited as an important component of his nomination.

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