U.S. Army War College News

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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Ferrari links today’s defense management decisions to future modernization

Maj. Gen. John Ferrari, Director, Army’s Program Analysis and Evaluation Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G8, discussed the importance of defense management as it applies to the Army’s priorities of manpower, readiness and modernization with the joint student body of the War College in Bliss Hall Feb. 14

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Army War College celebrates the tremendous contributions of African Americans

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their immeasurable impact on the history of the United States.

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Tax Center opens for business Feb. 4

The Carlisle Barracks Tax Center has a full staff of trained and certified volunteers where eligible clients can receive free tax preparations.

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Military legacy is rich with African-American contributions

I continue to discover that our military legacy is rich, though we often do not know “the rest of the story.” It is important to understand how we came to our current station in American society and how far we have come. This is especially true for officers of color.

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Votel talks leadership from the strategic level

Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander of USCENTCOM, talked about issues facing CENTCOM and the concept of ‘command and feedback’, which he described as a shared awareness, alignment, and action up and down the chain of command during in his lecture to the War College Class of 2019 in Bliss Hall Jan. 31.

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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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