U.S. Army War College News

Army War College wins Jim Thorpe Sports Days

Sportsmanship and camaraderie carried the day as representatives from five Department of Defense senior service war colleges faced off during the 40th Jim Thorpe Sports Days competition April 25-27, 2019.

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USAHEC Announces D-Day 75th Anniversary theme for Army Heritage Days 2019

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA is excited to announce this year’s theme for our 2019 Army Heritage Days program, “Remembering D-Day,” commemorating the 75th anniversary of one of the most famous campaigns of WWII.

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Where the Army goes so goes the Army Reserve

Army War College celebrates 111 years’ contributions of U.S. Army Reserve

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Happy Birthday United States Army Reserve

The Army Reserve accounts for 20 percent of the Army’s organized units. It provides nearly half of the Army’s total maneuver support and makes up a quarter of the Army’s mobilization base expansion capability.

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International officers at US Army War College interact with leaders at U.S. Unified Commands

Each year, the Army War College International Fellows divide into two groups. One group heads to the southeast and the other to the western United States. Participation by the 76 international students in the Unified Command Course is intended to strengthen alliances, exchange ideas of effective leadership in coalition operations, and to build relationships.

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Peace and stability operations workshop strives to forecast future requirements

The Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute hosted its annual Peace and Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop in Root Hall, April 3-5, 2019.

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Saxton assumes command of Carlisle Barracks’ Headquarters Detachment

Capt. David Saxton assumed command of Carlisle Barracks’ Headquarters Detachment after the symbolic passing of the detachment’s guidon during a change of command ceremony held at the Letort View Community Center, April 12.

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The General as a Statesman: Allied Leadership and Operation Overlord

Kevin Weddle, professor of military theory and strategy at The United States Army War College, and the Madison Program Garwood Visiting Professor of Politics Princeton University, is teaching a course called “The General as a Statesman: Allied Leadership and Operation Overlord” for the Department of Politics at Princeton.

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Great Decisions 2019

“Great Decisions” is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Locally, Great Decisions features Army War College faculty’s expert insights in a weekly series of presentations with question-answer opportunities for the eight most critical issues facing America each year. The presentation series is free and open to the military and civilian community, scheduled for Friday afternoons at the United States Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle.

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Winton focuses studies on urban combat, future wars

With a career spent in field artillery, one Army War College department chairman now teaches military strategy and provides students with insights from his military career and research on urban combat.

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Dept of Army Inspector General team seeks to hear from interested Army housing residents at Carlisle Barracks

Army Senior Leaders have communicated their commitment to the well-being of Soldiers and their families in Army Housing. As an expression of that commitment, a DA IG team will meet with interested residents of Carlisle Barracks housing in any of three sensing sessions, March 18 and 19.

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British Army’s Chief of the General Staff to Army War College students: US Army is the British Army’s primary partner

General Sir Mark Alexander Carleton-Smith was a guest of the U. S. Army War College at Carlisle, Pa, March 6, as part of an annual U.S.-U.K. exchange of senior officers intended to address partnership with professional military education audiences. His messages were unequivocal, that allies need each other and that the British Army is committed to a productive partnership that advances both forces’ modernization, education, and leadership.

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Army Material Commander shares five leadership thoughts

Gen. Gustave Perna discussed his priorities for AMC and five insights on senior leadership with the class of 2019 in Bliss Hall during his visit to the Army War College Feb. 27.

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Bennett shares insights from 32-year Foreign Service career

A former U.S. Consul General to the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China, 2015-2018, he now shares insights from a 32-year career in China and Asia with Army War College students.

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Industry Day at the Army War College – Modernization, Acquisition and Soldier Readiness

Defense industry representatives filled the halls and seminar rooms of Root Hall Tuesday as the Army War College hosted its annual Industry Day, Feb. 26. The Morning began with three keynote speakers who represented large defense corporations, small business, and the Army.

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Local schoolchildren share views on “Black Migration”

The Army War College honored 19 students from 8 local area middle schools for their writing skills as part of its annual African American/Black History Month Observance in Bliss Hall Wed., Feb. 13.

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TRADOC Commander emphasizes mission command

Gen. Stephen Townsend discussed the six principles of mission command with the joint student body of the War College in Bliss Hall Feb. 28. Mission command depends on a climate of cohesive teams built on trust, mission orders that tell subordinates what to do but not exactly how to do it, a clear commander’s intent, shared understanding of what must be accomplished, exercise of disciplined initiative, and acceptance of risk, he said.

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Films and faculty partnered to explore strategic leadership, decision-making

Have you ever watched a commercial movie based on history, and wondered about the rest of the story: Which parts are true? What’s the historical context? What happened after the high drama moments of the movie? USAWC faculty members volunteer to offer insights and lead discussions for the classic films of the Strategic Film Series offered throughout the year.

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U-Pitt study highlights US Army War College & Carlisle Barracks economic value to Pennsylvania

An independent study released this week highlights the importance of the US Army War College and Carlisle Barracks to Pennsylvania in terms of significant economic impact of more than $.5 billion, importance of community ties, and areas of strategic competitive advantage for Pennsylvania.

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