U.S. Army War College News

Welcome incoming Class of 2019

Congratulations to the 252 Army officers selected to receive a senior service education at the United States Army War College today. Link to https://www.armywarcollege.edu/experience/index.cfm for more information

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Esper outlines Army goals for coming decade

Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper laid out his vision of U.S. Army capabilities during opening statements at the 2018 Association of the U.S. Army Global Force Symposium and Exhibition here.

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Great Decisions Audience Feedback: ‘Candy for the Brain’

Global power balance, growing Sino-American tensions, Putin’s foreign policy ambitions, and epidemics of infectious diseases are topics you may hear in the halls of Congress or on the Senate floor, but these were just four of the eight topics that were covered in this year’s Great Decisions lecture series.

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Secretary of the Army visits Army War College

Four months after assuming responsibility, the Secretary of the Army visited the Army War College to focus on the role of senior leaders in Army readiness, modernization, and reform.

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New course adds travel, deepens international perspective

A new course at the Army War College bundles studies and travel for students who will collaborate firsthand with counterparts in regions of the world like the Middle East and Latin America.

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“The Life of Cathay Williams- The Only Known Female Buffalo Soldier,” Women’s History Month Event

Darlene Colon is a member of the Christiana Historical Society, U.S. Colored Troops Institute and Family Research Center, Society of Freedmen Descendants, African American Historical Society of South Central PA, and Lancaster County Preservation Trust. Her experiences and portrayals are vast and include portraying African American women in history programs such as, Black Horizons, God’s Blessings after School Program, a PBS Documentary, Civil War Weekends for the National Park Service, and many others. She is also a community educator at Millersville University, and assists in restoring an abandoned A.M.E. Cemetery.

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Kermit Roosevelt Lecturer discusses the UK-US relationship

Designed to enhance the relationship between the United Kingdom’s and United States’ militaries Sanders’ Kermit Roosevelt Lecture focused on the enduring value of relationships.

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Fontenot to lead roundtable discussion on the 1st Infantry Division in Desert Storm

Army Heritage and Education Center presents: “The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed: 1st Infantry Division in Desert Storm,” with retired Col. Gregory Fontenot on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2 – 5 pm, USAHEC, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle 17013.

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Defense and Industry partner for the day, anticipate future partnerships

Defense industry representatives filled the seminars of the Army War College for the School’s annual Industry Day, Feb. 27.

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USAWC lecture explores cartels, gangs and governance

How does organized crime affect the study of strategy and defense? An Army War College expert in crime explains how criminal organizations influence international security issues.

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Interested in becoming an International Fellows Sponsor?

You have a great opportunity to learn about the program on Thursday, March 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Post Chapel.

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National Commission on military, national, public service starts the conversation at the Army War College

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Services started its multi-state listening tour with military students of the US Army War College, today.

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Michael Neiberg: Insights from 1918 flu pandemic

The 1918 flu pandemic killed about 3-5 percent of the world’s population. One hundred years later, Harrisburg WITF SmarTalk’s Scott LaMar interviewed USAWC professor Michael Neiberg, PhD about that experience. Historian Neiberg, the Army War College Chair of War Studies, has published extensively on World Wars I and II. The Wall Street Journal named his 2011 book, “Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I,” one of the five best books ever written about that war.

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In flu season, knowledge & actions can make a difference

Some things don’t change. The best way to protect against the flu and other illnesses is simply good hand-washing: a good scrubbing that lasts at least 20 seconds. It’s not too late to get a flu shot. The CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months should receive a yearly flu vaccine. At Dunham, beneficiaries receive a flu shot on a walk-in basis, by checking in at the Reception Desk.

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Vanessa Gattis to speak at Annual Acquisition Conference, Feb. 22 at DAU

Army Col. Vanessa Gattis, PhD, will offer her leadership insights about “Leadership in a Diverse Environment” at the Annual Acquisition Conference sponsored by the Defense Acquisition University, Feb. 22.

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USAWC celebrates African Americans wartime achievements

Carlisle Barracks recognized finalists of its annual essay competition and honored Black History Month at a ceremony in Bliss Hall, Feb. 14. The audience in attendance included middle school students, parents, principals and USAWC students, faculty and staff.

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USAWC announces permanent DeSerio Chair

The Army War College announced it is converting the Francis W. DeSerio Chair for Strategic and Theater Intelligence into a permanent position within the War College.

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Carlisle Barracks Tax Center open for business

The Carlisle Barracks Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center opened their doors Feb. 9 and will remain open until April.

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Army 2-star made history before, after military integration

2018 is the 70th anniversary of the integration of the U.S. Armed Forces. In the Military Times, Prof. Chuck Allen writes about the legacy of Army Maj. Gen. Frederic Davison, who believed in judging people by merit and fitness. Davison served before, and after, Pres. Truman’s Executive Order 9981, “that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin.”

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