U.S. Army War College News

AHEC Presents - War College student to speak from his book, ‘Igniting the American Revolution’

Historian, filmmaker, and Air Force Reserve officer, Lt. Col. Derek Beck will speak about the strategic issues of the American Revolution’s early years. All the issues of Defense Management challenged the young Continental Army’s leadership. He is the featured speaker Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:15 p.m. at the US Army Heritage & Education Center’s free, public lecture, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle 17013.

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War College professor helps develop national homeland defense policy, strategy

Today, Bert Tussing is the Army War College’s director of Homeland Defense and Security Issues. The way he tells it, the pivotal moment in his career came in 1972 as a Navy scholarship cadet at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Air Force vice Chief of Staff Talks of Leadership and the Next Steps

The Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force visited the Army War College yesterday to discuss leadership principles, issues facing the U.S. Air Force squadron growth and competition of resources between sister services and commercial enterprises.

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Now available: “The United States Army in the Iraq War, 2003-2011”

The USAWC Press announces publication of “The United States Army in the Iraq War, 2003-2011”. Commissioned in 2013 by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, six Army officers researched and wrote the two-volume review of the operational level of war, with extensive assistance from contributors and interviews. Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley wrote the foreword, emphasizing the professional and moral responsibility to learn the relevant lessons of the recent past.

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New director of Army’s Strategic Studies Institute to collaborate widely in developing new ideas for geostrategic puzzles

Dr. Isaiah ‘Ike’ Wilson III is the new Director of the Strategic Studies Institute, the research and publication arm of the Army War College at Carlisle, Pa. He envisions a new emphasis on external collaboration for the scholarly institute that serves as the Army’s think tank and the Army War College’s bridge to the academic, policy and think tank communities. “This is an imperative moment to build greater and more unique partnerships for very complex and compound security challenges.”

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Carlisle Community celebrates the life and legacy of MLK

Mr. Joseph Robinson spoke to Army War College students, faculty and staff during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance at the Wil Washcoe Auditorium, Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center to digitize its extensive military history collection

The USAHEC is embarking on one of the most ambitious digital history projects ever undertaken by the Army, with the goal being that any U.S. Army leader, historian, or genealogist will be able to access one of the most important U.S. Army historical collections anywhere in the world.

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War College remembers Pearl Harbor, recognizes National Guard Birthday

Classes paused at the Army War College today to salute the U.S. National Guard in an early celebration of its 382 years of service to fellow Americans. At the same time, the joint student body, faculty and staff remembered the historic events of the attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago.

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I completed Senior Leader Sustainment’s ‘Healthy Eating Adventure’ - Here’s what I learned

Dr. Elizabeth George presented the evening’s nutritional lecture on “The science behind whole foods plant-based eating,” to 20 war college students and 36 family members at the Letort View Community Center Oct. 23. Capt. Kira Brown, Dunham Clinic Dietician, hosted the eat-and-learn experience to complement the Senior Leader Sustainment Program.

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USAWC Professor strives to develop leaders of good judgment

As the professor of Leadership and Cultural Studies at the Army War College, Charles “Chuck” Allen has carved a role in developing leaders of good judgment.

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Researcher focuses on external nations’ activities in Latin America

Since 2014, Dr. R. Evan Ellis, has focused much of his attention on external nations’ activities in Latin America. As the Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute, he integrates a career of U.S. Defense work with academic expertise to spotlight a critical development in U.S.-Latin American recent history.

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USAWC International Fellows share USMA commitment: Officers of character to lead armies of tomorrow

On a cool October morning, 76 senior international officers from 73 allied and partner nations gathered on the inspiring grounds of the U.S. Military Academy to learn firsthand about developing the next generation of Army officers and creating leaders of character.

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Happy Anniversary Army War College

On this day in 1901, then Secretary of War Elihu Root established the Army War College to educate senior military officers. Root anticipated an educational institution that could be a catalyst for educating, planning and preparing senior military officers to be strategic-minded and leaders of change. Since 1901, the Army War College has been developing strategic leaders to be critical and innovative thinkers, inspired to serve and able to exercise wisdom and strength in decisions that will shape the future, in the words of Elihu Root, “not to promote war, but to preserve peace.”

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In Memoriam: Neno Hristov, Army War College graduate, Bulgaria

The Army War College community and class colleagues regret the death of Bulgarian Army Col. Neno Hristov, USAWC Class of 2011 graduate.

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Middle States Commission visits Army War College: Next step toward re-accreditation

A team of six peer reviewers represented Middle States in an on-site visit here Nov. 13-16 as part of a periodic reaffirmation of civilian academic accreditation.

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Relationships matter -- Allied, partner faculty enhance strategic insights

With their unique insights from rich military careers spent outside the U.S. military, foreign military faculty enhance the U.S. Army War College education. In return, the international faculty members develop both relationships and insights about U.S. processes and principles. Long-term, the network of leader relationships across the world enable close partner nation relations and heightened investment in professional military education and military interoperability.

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DeSerio lecturer discusses accountability of the intelligence community

How does the United States keep an eye on its intelligence communities? That was the question posed by Dr. Loch Johnson, Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, during a lecture to the Army War College class in Bliss Hall Nov. 15.

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Army War College grads set the standard for selfless service

The Army War College celebrated its 117th anniversary and the legacy of leadership by its alumni – with special honors for four outstanding grads. These alumni were singled out for their exceptional service following military retirement that continues to reflect the values and strategic vision fostered by the Army War College. The event took place in Bliss Hall.

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What to do when winter weather hits

You may not believe it, but winter weather may be on the way this week. Do you know what to do to find out the latest to changes in post operations?

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