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More than 330 officers graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, class 2014-02, Dec. 12 at the Lewis and Clark Center’s Eisenhower Auditorium. The graduating class included mid-career officers from all American armed forces as well as 47 international officers and one civilian from a U.S. government agency. Air Force Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command, was the commencement speaker. (US Army Photo by Dan Neal)...Read More
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN Daniel B. Allyn along with SMA Raymond F. Chandler III spoke with students of the Pre-Command Course at Fort Leavenworth, KS in classrooms of Eisenhower Hall, 5 December 2014 ...Read More
The U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) conducted graduation on December 4 at 9 a.m. in the Eisenhower Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center. The school graduated 33 officers, including four international officers from four other countries. The graduation speaker was Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas. He is a former Deputy Commandant of CGSC and a 1994 graduate of the Advanced Military Studies Program. All the photos from the graduation may be found at the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usacgsc/sets/72157649206993930/...Read More
The National Security Roundtable is conducted semi-annually to inform civilian business, government, and non-profit leaders of the capability of the Command and General Staff College to research relevant national security issues and design and deliver education based on that research to provide agile adaptive and innovative leaders for America's armed forces. ...Read More
The Combat Studies Institute is pleased to publish this staff ride handbook for the War of 1812 in the Niagara region. Between 1812 and 1814, the US Army fought a series of actions centered on the thirty-seven mile river boundary separating the United States from what was then the British province of Upper Canada. There are two innovations with this volume: this study addresses three distinct and successive campaigns and it does not use strip maps for direction. ...Read More
The Command and General Staff College, welcomes members of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to Fort Leavenworth. The intent of the NASSP and U.S. Army Leadership and Professional Development Symposium is to bring together established secondary school principals and emerging leaders or "proté gés" from secondary schools around the country, to share professional development guidance with attendees to enhance their knowledge in support of school improvement efforts via discussion and demonstration of Army best practices in leader development. The symposium will provide tangible, applicable guidance and resources to symposium participants by presenting content and experiences that can inform or be applied by NASSP members....Read More


CAC LD&E develops leaders to adapt and dominate in Unified Land Operations, assists the Training and Doctrine Commander in synchronizing Army Leader Development, supports strengthening of the Army Profession, and provides support to the Combined Arms Center, Training and Doctrine Command, Department of the Army and Joint Staff as directed.


LD&E is responsible for creating an institutional learning environment that is challenging, dynamic, free flowing and exciting. Such an environment is necessary to produce leaders of character who are capable of solving problems in a complex strategic environment, who trust the Army institution to reward their innovation and unleash their creativity. These same leaders must be worldly in their thought, historical in their perspective and able to expertly operate in a complex Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational operational environment.