CGSOC Inbound Information

CGSC Inbound Information

Welcome to the Command and General Staff College, and congratulations on your selection.

This content is maintained by the US Student Detachment (USSD). It is designed to help you get started in your preparation to relocate to Fort Leavenworth and provide you a brief overview of the Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC).

We will be sending out an email in early March to register for the course and provide more information about prerequisites and key dates..

For any information on Garrison Agencies please see the Garrison web page.

CGSOC Course

Is a ten month resident course to develop highly competent and professional field grade General Staff Officers with the warfighting, historical, leadership, and decision making expertise to enable Army combined arms formations to successfully execute multi-domain unified land operations in contested environments against peer threats. The course is taught in three phases, Common Core, Advance Operations Course and Elective Phase. All parts of this course are challenging and taught at the graduate level. Bringing a laptop for class is highly recommended.

Reporting Information

For reporting:

  • When you are directed to report, you will go to the third floor (when walking in the Lewis and Clark building you will be on the second floor). Follow the signs to US Student Detachment. Report in your APFU’s to get an entrance Height/Weight. Have your orders, fully filled out leave form (signed out by last unit and leave control number) ready. Bring a copy of your last DA 705 (within 12 months).
  • Please park in the far south parking lot (tree/creek separation) as anything closer you will be illegally parked and most likely ticketed.
  • Don’t try and arrive early to Fort Leavenworth for on post housing. Wait until on post housing has called you and told you when you can pick up your keys and go into your residence. If getting off post housing you can arrive when it’s convenient for you

You will find information for your housing needs, such as how to apply, how homes are assigned, and important dates for family and Bachelor Housing with Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities. Please visit their website for information and applications for both Family Housing and Bachelor Housing You MUST apply to be part of the housing run or be on the waiting list. You may also call them at 913-682-6300.

For information about the Fort Leavenworth schools please see Fort Leavenworth School District 207

For sister service questions

All US Air Force students must contact the Air Force Element at 913-684-3434 (DSN 552).
All US Navy, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard students must contact the US Navy Element at 913-684-2256 (DSN 552).
All Interagency must contact the Interagency Student Division Chief at (913) 684-2443 (DSN 552).
International Officers should have already been giving contact information to International Military Student Division.

Prior to Arrival

Please Note: CGSOC selectees, having a valid Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) reservation will receive, through your Enterprise/AKO account (address listed on your ATRRS reservation), an e-mail from the Student Activities Program Manager by mid-March 2020. Administrative data provided will be information and instructions to aid in the completion of the online Student Record Form, pre-requisites, and accompanying forms.
Access to the CGSOC online registration requires an AKO login. You MUST arrive here with a valid CAC ID Card and an Enterprise and AKO account.

A current Secret security clearance is required for this course. Certain electives require a top secret clearance and SIPR tokens

Students SHOULD arrive at Fort Leavenworth with SIPRNET PKI tokens (aka NSS Tokens or “SIPR Cards”). SIPRNET tokens allow “smart card” logon to SIPRNET. Some CGSOC courses require student use of SIPRNET assets and this token is required to access any Army SIPRNET computer. Users should request a token through their local G6/S6 or local Network Enterprise Center (NEC) BEFORE they depart their current duty station. Do NOT delay processing of requests for NSS tokens can take up to two months to request-to-issue. If you arrive without a SIPR token, you may not have time to receive one and will miss some of the electives offered.

US Army Officers Requesting Early Reporting

You must receive written permission to sign into CGSOC prior to the reporting date on your PCS orders. To request early reporting, you must submit a written request, (via email) to your career manager. Requests must include the following information: Name, Rank, Branch, SSN, CGSOC class date, requested report date, current duty station and mailing address, DEROS (if applicable), current phone number and rationale for requesting early report. Each request is evaluated on an individual basis. Reporting early subjects you to duty with an activity located at Fort Leavenworth as directed by the Commander, Combined Arms Center. For more information please contact

Contact Information

US Student Detachment via email at or you may also call us at 913-684-7313 or DSN: 552-7313

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that you limit your inquiries to questions related to your pending permanent change of station, and save your academic questions until after you arrive.