CGSC News Archive

Tue, 2015-07-07 14:24

The U.S. Army announced the establishment of the Army University on July 7th, 2015.  Army University is modeled after several successful U.S. state university systems that have fostered greater instructional efficiency and research capability by incorporating state administered teaching institutions under a single centralized system of management and resourcing. Similarly, Army University now is charged with directly integrating 70 separate U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) internal school programs under one university system while also synchronizing instruction with more than 100 additional TRADOC institutions.

Over the next two years, the Army University will develop new processes to facilitate student and faculty collaboration and exchanges with civilian universities, establish universal transcripts, centralize and improve faculty development programs, and implement common core curriculum across the spectrum of Army education.

The creation of Army University represents a revitalization of the Army's professional military education system and is the first major step in transforming the Army into the innovative force needed to build the Army of 2025 and beyond.

"The Army University is the next logical step in the continued professionalization of the Army that began with the creation of the All-Volunteer Force in 1973," said Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Army chief of staff.  "This effort organizes all of TRADOC's existing educational programs into a single university structure to promote greater academic rigor, to improve internal integration, and to enhance external collaboration with many of the Nation's best universities and colleges."

Army University will provide the Force with a single point of contact for all Army education matters to address the educational needs of the Army while providing individual Soldiers and Civilians the opportunity to accomplish their own respective academic goals.  In addition, Army University will work closely with the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, Pa.; the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala.; the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; and the U.S. Army Centers of Excellence to leverage capabilities for training and research.

"We must continue to educate and develop Soldiers and Civilians to grow the intellectual capacity to understand the complex contemporary security environment to better lead Army, Joint, interagency and multinational task forces and teams," said the Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army.  "Therefore, we will reinvest and transform our institutional educational programs for our Soldiers, commissioned officers, warrant officers, and noncommissioned officers in order to prepare for the complex future security environment."

Army University will provide true value to the Force, added Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general, Training and Doctrine Command.

"Soldiers are the Army's 'smart' weapon systems," explained Perkins. "The Army University is critical to training our civilian and military leaders to 'win in a complex world.' Providing this unified, professional and quality educational structure enables collaboration among our current educational institutions and facilitates innovation across our Army and support to the Joint Force."

Additionally, this effort provides a cost savings to the Army in tuition assistance and unemployment expenses, which improves a Soldier's ability to transition into quality employment opportunities after their service.

Points of Contact:

  • CAC PAO, (913) 684-2019
  • TRADOC PAO, (757) 501-5886
  • OCPA Plans, (703) 614-2468

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Tue, 2015-06-30 14:46

The CSI Press is proud to announce the publication of Fort Leavenworth: The People Behind the Names by Quentin Schillare. Over the last two centuries, Fort Leavenworth’s buildings, roads, and monuments have become a living commemoration of those who have served on the post and the conflicts in which they fought. Quentin Schillare’s new book is the first comprehensive account of how Fort Leavenworth’s landmarks were named. This work, which includes detailed appendices covering every major structure on post, will become a definitive reference on the post. To download this book, go to:

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Fri, 2015-06-12 14:46

Malia Moncrief (wife of CGSC student MAJ Thomas Moncrief) sings the Nation Anthem at the beginning CGSOC 2015 graduation on June 12, 2015, at the Lewis and Clark Center, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

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Thu, 2015-06-11 11:24

Today, fiscal constraints require every military organization to prove their value and relevance. When Failure Thrives suggests that the continued existence of large parachute-delivered combat formations is the result not of reasoned analysis but of political connections and nostalgia. University of St. Andrews scholar Marc Devore’s provocative study, the inaugural publication of The Army Press, traces the development of US, UK, and Soviet airborne organizations in the 20th Century and argues that the idea of a successful forced-entry-through-parachute assault is a dangerous myth. This misplaced faith, according to Devore, prevents military and civilian leaders from making decisions based on reason and evidence, and hinders the transformation process being championed by the Department of Defense. Whether you agree or disagree, When Failure Thrives is an outstanding example of relevant scholarship designed to inspire professional discussions throughout the force.

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Tue, 2015-06-09 15:16

IMSD Badge Ceremony Class 2015 will be June 11, 2015 at 9:30am in Eisenhower Aud., Fort Leavenworth, KS

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Tue, 2015-06-09 15:11

CGSOC Graduation Ceremony Class 2015, 9:30am, June 12th, 2015 at Fort Leavenworth's Main Parade Field

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Tue, 2015-05-26 09:36

An American Officer in France, 1917-1918

CSI Press is pleased to announce the publication of Over There with the AEF: The World War I Memoirs of Captain Henry Evans, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces. This publication marks the first time CSI Press has published a memoir of any kind, but the story of Henry Evans justifies such a break with tradition. Evans left college to drive ambulances for the French Army in early 1917, and then received a commission in the US Army when the United States entered the war later that year. His memoir offers important historical details about the first US Army unit to fight on the Western Front. Evans’ account, however, also vividly relates the experiences of a young officer learning how to lead soldiers in wartime. Most importantly, his stories highlight the valor of the exhausted and mostly inexperienced men with whom he served. After 97 years, the story of Henry Evans and his men deserves to be remembered.

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Wed, 2015-05-20 15:56

Lt. Col. Clark Welch (dark jacket), one of the most decorated Soldiers during Vietnam, spoke to classes and a public forum at the Command and General Staff College on May 19.

Welch received the Distinguished Service Cross for action at Ong Thanh, Vietnam, on Oct. 17, 1967. He also received three Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, and five Purple Hearts in Vietnam.

Ong Thanh was a hellish firefight between 142 Americans and approximately 1,400 enemy soldiers. Then 1st Lieutenant Welch commanded D Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry. His company was the trail company in a two-company movement. The lead company, A Company, was nearly wiped out in the first few
minutes of the battle. Welch, a Special Forces officer and former enlisted soldier, led his company in defensive efforts while doing all he could to recover casualties despite being wounded five times during the battle. His actions at Ong Thanh are described in "They Marched Into Sunlight" by David Maraniss and "The Beast Was Out There" by Jim Shelton. Shelton, who retired as a brigadier general, had been the battalion executive officer prior to Ong Thanh and recommended Welch for the Medal of Honor following the battle.

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Tue, 2015-05-19 10:43

On May 18, 2015 Gen. Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan (Chief of Staff, Army, Bangladesh); Gen. Kiyofumi Iwata (Chief of Staff, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force); and Maj. Gen. Dobran Bozic (Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces) CGSOC graduates, were inducted into the International Hall of Fame at Lewis and Clark Center, Fort Leavenworth, KS. Photos may be found on our Flickr site at:

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Wed, 2015-05-13 14:05

Winner of the TRADOC Educator of the Year, Dr. Phillip G. Pattee (left) from CGSC. The award was presented at Fort Leavenworth on behalf of TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. David Perkins, by Brig. Gen. Chris Hughes (right), Deputy Commanding General CAC-E.

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