About The US Army War College

The US Army War College educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of Landpower.

The purpose of US Army War College at this time in our Nation's history is to produce graduates from all our courses who are skilled critical thinkers and complex problem solvers in the global application of Landpower. Concurrently, it is our duty to the Army to also act as a "Think Factory" for Commanders and Civilian Leaders at the strategic level worldwide and routinely engage in discourse and debate on ground forces' role in achieving national security objectives. We will accomplish this dual purpose along the following lines of effort:

  • Provide high quality Professional Military Education at the strategic level that further develops accomplished officers and civilians, both graduates and faculty, who depart our institution armed with the right balance of theory, history, practice, and communication skills to clearly articulate options for solutions to complex strategic problems and immediately be of value to any organization.
  • Aggressively Conduct Research, Publish, Engage in Discourse, and Wargame with the entire faculty, staff, students and fellows; generate ideas and test concepts as the Army's intellectual broken field runner for the application of Landpower at the strategic level.
  • Conduct Strategic Leader Development through agile, constantly reviewed and updated courses of instruction and other products that advance strategic leadership skills and senior leader abilities in the Profession of Arms.
  • Attract, Recruit, and Retain a high quality faculty and staff.
The College helps develop senior leader competencies necessary for success in the contemporary operation environment that contribute to the development of senior leaders.
  • The only Senior Leader College that addresses the development and employment of landpower
  • Emphasis on strategic leadership
  • The only Senior Leader College Distance Education Program that is certified for Joint Professional Military Education I [JPME-I]
  • Resident Education Program is accredited for Joint Professional Military Education II
  • Graduates more than 300 SLC JPME Phase I-certified, and 340 JPME II-certified
The Center for Strategic Leadership - the Collins Center --
  • Develops and conducts strategic level political-military simulations
  • Supports Army staff exercises, analysis and research
  • Supports Joint Staff and Combatant/ Army Component Commander exercise and engagement programs
  • Conducts interagency education, training, and development
  • Hosts governmental/ military research and analysis and management activities
  • Supports the Army leadership's strategic communications program.
Strategic Studies Institute
  • Engages in research in support of Army, Joint, and OSD senior leaders
  • Publishes books, monographs and special reports on U.S. national security, Army and Joint issues
  • Sponsors conferences to define and debate critical national security, Army and Joint issues
  • Directs analysis for the Army Staff and Joint Staff
  • Engages in academic conferences linking the Army War College to the intellectual activity of leading universities and research institutes
The Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute serves as the U.S. military premier center of excellence for mastering stability, security, transition, reconstruction (SSTR) and peace operations at the strategic and operational level in order to improve military, civil agency, international and multinational capabilities and execution. PKSOI -
  • Shapes U.S. government agency policy, concept and doctrine development
  • Enhances senior leader proficiency
  • Facilitates the coordination and integration of USG efforts with international organizations, multinational partners, and non-governmental organizations
  • Supports planning, preparation and execution of stability and peace operations.
The Army Heritage and Education Center educates a broad audience on the heritage of the Army by acquiring, preserving and making available historical records, materials and artifacts -
  • 327 thousand books and 11 million manuscript pages
  • 20 thousand maps
  • 600 oral histories and 27 thousand veterans surveys
  • 50 thousand artifacts
  • 1.7 million photographs
  • 500 General Officer collections