The Resident Program Timeline Experience

July 15 -24
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July 29 -31
Student Centralized In-processing

What to Expect: Plan on 3 hours, on average: Bring security badge, ID/CAC card, medical/dental records. Military wear or bring ASU/Class A service uniform (or service equivalent) for bio book photo; coat & tie/ business attire for civilian students.
*Spouse invited

August 5-9
Zero Week: begins academic experience

Welcome and orientation to School for Strategic Landpower
Seminar groups will first meet in seminar at 8:30 am on Monday of Zero Week before joining the full student body for leadership and curriculum briefings in Bliss Hall, 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m, with lunch break UNIFORM: Carlisle Casual - jacket not required; wear name tags (see full guidance in pocket calendar)

August 12-16
Introduction to Strategic Studies Core Course

The interdisciplinary ISS course exposes students intellectually to the most demanding context - war - in which they'll apply their professional skills. Using a case study, the course introduces key themes of the curriculum as an examination of war in all its complexity. The ISS is a platform for role-modeling students' responsibilities for class preparation, engagement in seminar, and written requirements.

August 27 - October 18
Theory of War & Strategy Core Course

TWS provides a broad theoretical basis in war and strategy, and sets the intellectual framework for all subsequent courses. The course advances understanding of theory and nature of war; relationships between warfare and the complex, interdependent, contemporary strategic environment; strategic theory. TWS introduces the ends-ways-means strategy model.

August 21 - October 16
Strategic Leadership Core Course

The SL course addresses the application of strategic thinking skills to assess and creatively address the host of challenges that strategic leaders face, to include scanning the future for trends and issues, managing and changing the organizational culture, leading the profession, establishing a command climate within the senior leader team, and making strategic and ethical decisions.

September 2
Labor Day observed

 

September 3
Special Programs Brief

 

October 9
Army Leader Day

 

October 14
Special Programs Brief

 

October 28 - March 10
Theater Strategy & Campaigning Core Course

TSC provides detailed exploration of U.S. military ways and means that connect operational efforts to strategic ends (policy aims). The course examines the implementation of national guidance through the application of joint doctrine, translated into theater strategies and campaign plans to conduct joint, unified, and multinational operations.

October 29-30
USAWC Army Strategy Conference

 

October 31 - December 17
National Security Policy & Strategy Core Course

NSPS examines key national security issues; national security policy and strategy formulation; instruments of national power; and U.S. government processes for integrating, balancing, and synchronizing the instruments of power in promoting and protecting the national interest.

November 11
Veterans Day observed

 

November 26 - December 2
Fall Recess

Classes resume December 3 @ 0830

December 20 - January 5
Winter Recess

Classes resume January 6 @ 0830

January 6 - February 13
Defense Management Core Course

DM addresses the systems and processes used by DOD, the military departments and the Joint Staff to develop trained and ready combat forces for Combatant Commanders.

January 23 - February 27
Regional Studies Program

Students pursue in-depth exploration of how culture can affect policy and strategy formulation, implementation, and outcome -- selecting one of seven Regional Studies Courses that address sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East/ North Africa.

January 20
Martin L. King Jr Day observed

 

February 17
Presidents Birthday observed

 

February 17
Presidents Birthday observed

 

March 12 - May 15
Elective courses

 

April 3
Strategic Research Project (SRP) due

 

April 9 - April 13
Spring Recess

 

April 30 to May 2
Jim Thorpe Sports Days

 

June 1-4
National Security Seminar

The National Security Seminar is a four-day event that creates an environment for Army War College students and invited guests to examine current national security issues and exchange candid dialogue. Each year approximately 160 invitees join resident student seminar groups for this event. These New Members come from across the country and are a cross-section of American life.

Now is the time to start thinking about whom you might nominate to become a New Member. https://www.csl.army.mil/nss/

June 5
Class of 2020 Graduation

Friday @ 0900