Department of Command and Leadership (DCL)

The Department of Command and Leadership is one of six teaching departments of the Command and General Staff School of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth Kansas.

DCL Mission

Prepare Field Grade officers to lead and command organizations, serving as a source of leadership expertise within the military.

DCL Vision

To instill a desire in others, both in and out of the schoolhouse, to be better leaders by serving as the Army’s premier organizational leadership resource. We do this by growing talent, generating ideas, and using integrative thinking to drive motivation, behavior, and change in the department.

Dr. Matt Broaddus serves as DCL's Fox Conner Chair of Leadership Studies

Dr. Broaddus

Dr. Broaddus serves in the Department of Command and Leadership as an assistant professor. He has taught at Command and General Staff College for more than 16 years, including 6 years as the primary leadership instructor for the Art of War Scholars program. During his tenure, he has represented college by traveling to the Republic of Serbia to brief members of the Minister of Defense on the CGSC curriculum and to Rustamiyah, Iraq to assist in the development of a leadership curriculum for the newly reestablished Iraqi Military Academy. Dr. Broaddus is deeply committed to college’s leader development mission and appreciates its potential to influence military leadership and operations.

The Helmet: (Argent/Silver: Purity) Represents the leadership faculty charged with educating and preparing our students for the future.
The Book: (Vert/Dark Green: The Army) A world class teaching organization.
The Sword: (Or/Gold: Nobility) The martial character of faculty and students.
The Pen: (Or/Gold: Nobility) The Warrior scholar. Developing effective leaders who understand the art and science of war through reading, researching, writing, and publishing.
The Lamp: (Argent/Silver: Purity) Knowledge, study, reflection, and learning.
The Scrolls: (Gules/Red: Valor) Inspiring, motivating, and challenging the enduring legacy of our students.

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