Department of Distance Education

MISSION: The mission of the Department of Distance Education (DDE) is to develop leaders prepared to execute full-spectrum joint, interagency and multinational operations through non-traditional means.  DDE develops, distributes and administers the Command and General Staff College's distance learning programs to Active and Reserve Component officers from all services and allied nations.

For more information about DDE:

(Click Here) and enter our protected website with your AKO account, or call (913) 758-3401

Sample Curriculum: H112 - Past as Prologue - War in the Modern World

Distance Learning Catalog

CGSC Circular 350-3 (December 2005)

International Officers

How to enroll with the Department of Distance Education

International military personnel must obtain prior approval from their own military service and through the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).

(1) Applications from international military personnel are submitted through the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) or through the Defense Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in their countries. These activities will forward requests to:

ATTN: Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA) (ATFA R)
US Army Training and Doctrine Command
Fort Monroe, VA 23651-5267

(2) TRADOC determines whether the course is critical to the officer's function in his or her military position. If determined critical, funds are approved. If determined noncritical, then the country of origin must fund the course.

Telephone numbers for TRADOC’s SATFA are DSN 680-4067/3254 or Commercial 757-727-4067/3254.

Sister Service Officers

How to enroll with the Department of Distance Education

Commissioned officers, Active or Reserve Component of the Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force, who obtain approval through their command, may enroll. A letter of approval must accompany the officer's enrollment form (CGSC Form 59-R). Applicants should possess qualifications equivalent to those of Army officers and must be eligible to enroll in their own service course. The Army encourages officers from our sister services to enroll in the Brigade school to produce a learning environment that develops joint perspectives and fosters a confident and positive attitude toward joint operations.

Submit application (CGSC Form 59-R) by mail to:

Department of Distance Education
290 Stimson Avenue
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-2314

or FAX to (913) 758-3402,  DSN 585-3402.

To obtain an AKO email address, sister service officers need to be sponsored by an Army personnel.


Last Reviewed: August 20, 2014

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