U.S. Army War College News

USAWC Class of 2018 Resident Graduation; What You Need to Know

The graduation ceremony of the U.S. Army War College Resident Class of 2018 is scheduled on Friday, June 8 at 9 a.m. at the Wheelock Bandstand on the historic parade ground Carlisle Barracks.

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Electives program offers professional broadening opportunities

Electives program offers professional broadening opportunities

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Army War College Class of 2018 ‘Keeps the cup here’

This year’s Army War College Class greeted competitors from the Eisenhower, National and Navy War Colleges, May 3-5. The 3-day event reinforced a spirit of competition, fellowship and honored the legacy of one of the great American athletes of the last century.

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Carlisle Barracks salutes educators making a difference in the lives of military kids

Local educators, administrators and support staff of five local school districts, Grace Baptist School and Saint Patrick’s School, were recognized for their actions, words and understanding of military children at the Excellence in Education event at Quarters One on April 30.

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Honoring CSM Martinez - a Soldier’s CSM, he made Army War College all the better

Commandant Maj. Gen. John Kem welcomed staff, faculty and friends to the Change of Responsibility ceremony for the “world’s greatest war college” today in Bliss Hall, marking the transition from Command Sgt. Major Christopher M. Martinez to Command Sgt. Major Alan K. Hummel. “CSM Martinez truly has incorporated our vision of creating strategic leaders and cultivated one of the best learning programs for our nominative sergeants major,” said Kem.

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Introducing CSM Alan Hummel; Martinez - It’s all about community

Martinez is due to hand off his responsibilities at the Army War College to Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Hummel during a formal ceremony in Bliss Hall, Friday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

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US Army War College in Colombia: 1st-person intro to keeping internal peace, regional security, trade success, diplomacy

War College students heard firsthand testimony from former guerrilla fighters of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) about the impact of the 50-year armed conflict in the country. The engagement was among many unique learning experiences for the 10 students of the new Advanced Regional Studies - Americas. A pilot course for the U.S. Army War College’s 2018 academic year, the elective is designed for students to deeply examine regional security issues and consider how the interests and approaches of our allies might overlap or diverge from our own. The elective includes student travel to Colombia and Chile.

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Introducing: Historian Mark Sheftall to join faculty, add expertise as historian of war & society

Dr. Mark Sheftall will join the U.S. Army War College as the AY19 Harold K. Johnson Chair in Military History for academic year 2019. Professor Sheftall currently serves in the Bucknell University History Department, where he teaches courses on War and Society, European History, and the British Empire. He will join the faculty in Carlisle, Pa, in July.

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Videos online: Strategic Leadership 2030

What will next leaders need to be? Will there be war colleges in the future? Video presentations are online for three panels -- defining the future strategic, capturing the enduring leadership traits, and exploring how to find and develop Strategic Leaders for 2030. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling offers insights, drawing from his personal experience and his work in leadership education, to guide 2018 leaders to develop themselves and mentor others. SEE the video series -- at, www.youtube.com/usarmywarcollege

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Army War College Commandant to salute top educators

Army War College leaders and parents will honor top educators of the region’s five school districts, Grace Baptist School, and Saint Patrick’s School, while celebrating a strong commitment to and selfless support of military children. Maj. Gen. and Mrs. John Kem will host the Excellence in Education Reception in their home, Quarters One, Monday, April 30 at 6 p.m.

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Army Strategy Conference 2018: What leaders must always be - and how they must change for the future

What will next leaders need to be? Will there be war colleges in the future? Three panels and two key speakers will look forward to characterize leaders for the future, and look back from that future to address the education and development to generate those leaders, April 24-25, www.armywarcollege.live

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Army War College students travel to DC, Jordan for engagements with commanders, officials re Syrian Civil War and more

Less than a day after landing in Jordan, a group of US Army War College students were overlooking strategic terrain near the Jordanian border with Syria and Israel while being briefed by senior commanders and staff from Jordan’s Northern Command.

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Original PenOwl play inspires audience about Holocaust’s enduring influences

The play offers a fictionalized account of a lifelong friendship between an African-American college student and his mentor, a Jewish professor who found refuge from Germany. As the Nazi reign of terror began in 1930s, Jewish professors dismissed from German universities fled to America. Some of the refugee scholars accepted positions at Historically Black Colleges where they found common ground with their black students.

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Army War College officer to run Boston Marathon

When Jason Hearn runs the Boston Marathon April 16, his head and heart will be with the USO and all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who are helped by the USO every day. It’s a first for a USO team and a first for Hearn, to honor USO volunteers and the USO mission.

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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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