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LTC Eric Baptiste pictured here with his AOC Assistant Professor, Pat Crisler, while attending the Battalion Commanders Pre-Command Course, at Fort Leavenworth, KS (23 Oct 2018)

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LTC Eric Baptiste is a former Distance Learning student and graduate of the Advance Operations Course Class 16-13 under the Department of Distance Education, was selected for Battalion Command of the 3rdBN, 209thRegional Training Institute (RTI), Camp Ashland, NE.

LTC Baptiste welcomed the challenges DDE/AOC had to offer as well as balancing his daily work and family obligations. Eric understood the value completing CGSOC offered to his military professional opportunities leading to his command selection. He was an outstanding performer in this highly demanding year long program accomplishing all academic requirements to an outstanding standard as well as gaining the respect of his classmates along the way. LTC Baptiste became an unspoken leader and subject mater expert supported by his divers' experiences which he gained through multiple deployments helping to enhance the instruction and increase the learning for the whole group. LTC Baptiste demonstrated his ability as a multi-faceted and professionally talented officer who will excel in the Army’s highest levels of commands and opportunities.

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Major Chaveso “Chevy” L. Cook, a former Distance Learning student and graduate of the Advance Operations Course Class 15-51 under the Department of Distance Education, was a recipient of the Diversity and Leadership Award on June 6, 2017. The award was hosted by The Honorable Robert M. Speer, Acting Secretary of the Army.

Major Cook currently serves as the Commander of the 3d Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. ...Read More
LTC Tomas Frisbie is a former Distance Learning student and graduate of the Advance Operations Course Class 14-130 under the Department of Distance Education, was selected for Battalion Command of the 3/378th BCT BN of the 95th Training Division, Norman, OK.

While balancing his daily work and family obligations, LTC Frisbie welcomed the challenges DDE/AOC had to offer. Tom understood the value completing CGSOC offered to his military professional opportunities leading to his command selection. He was an outstanding performer in this highly demanding year long program accomplishing all academic requirements to an outstanding standard as well as gaining the respect of his classmates along the way. LTC Frisbie became an unspoken leader and subject mater expert supported by his diverse experience which he gained through multiple deployments. Because of this, he was influential in helping to enhance the instruction and increase the learning for the whole group. LTC Frisbie demonstrated his ability as multi-faceted and a professionally talented officer, who will excel in the Army’s highest levels of commands. ...Read More
LTC Kacey Brashear is a former Distance Learning student and graduate of the Advance Operations Course Class 14-130 under the Department of Distance Education, was recently selected for Battalion Command of the 90th Aviation Support BN, Forth Worth, TX and also selected to attend the AWCDEP Class of 2019.

As an officer in the DDE/AOC program LTC Brashear was a superior performer in all demonstrated abilities of the distance education mode to the Command and General Staff Officer Course. She exemplified her leadership abilities in numerous group exercises culminating as the Joint Planning Group / J5 Leader for a highly demanding joint level exercise which tested all aspects of tactics, sustainment and intelligence resulting in a flawless review. Embracing every opportunity DDE/AOC had to offer, LTC Brashear was academically rated the number one student overall in her class. Just as impressive, she was ranked number one by her peers. LTC Brashear will absolutely succeed at the highest levels of the Army’s staff and commands. ...Read More
The Department of Distance Education graduates their first International DL Student from Lithuania. MAJ Denisas STARIKOVIČIUS, stationed on the West Coast of the city of Klaipeda. He currently serves as the Operations Officer for the Lithuanian Land Forces Griffin Brigade under the command of LTC Arturas Radvilas. MAJ Denisas enrolled in Distance Learning 03 MAR 2014 and completed is studies on 09 March 2016. MAJ Denisas graduated with a 3.794 GPA all while serving as the operations officer. Outstanding performance by MAJ Denisas Starikovičius. ...Read More