U.S. Army War College Fellows & CSA Senior Army Fellows


The U.S. Army War College educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of Landpower.

Educational programs of the Army War College

  • Senior Level College/ MEL-1 education
  • U.S. Army War College Fellows/ CSA Senior Army Fellows Programs
  • Combined/ Joint Forces Land Component Commander Course
  •  Senior Leader Seminar – Phase II
  • Joint Senior Reserve Component Officer Course
  • Executive Sergeants Major Course
  • Basic Strategic Arts Program
  • Senior Leader Staff Ride
  • Academic Outreach


U.S. Army War College Fellows  &  CSA Senior Army Fellows

The Army War College manages the education of more than 90 U.S. Army War College Fellows each year, whose advanced educational experience takes place at 49 locations in 55  programs across the United States and overseas.
In academic 2014, there are –

  • 90 USAWC Fellows – Army field-grade officer who will complete their senior level college education in a non-military setting
  • 8 Chief of Staff of the Army/ Senior Army Fellows – selected from among experienced brigade commanders who have completed a senior level education.  Think tank fellowships are reserved for the CSA Senior Army Fellows, to represent the Army at host institutions and communicate the trends and ideas identified as think tanks back to the CSA and senior Army leadership

Fellows take advantage of a learning environment that is apart from that which is traditionally offered by the war colleges, and also parlay knowledge gained for the betterment of the Army. Equally, the USAWC Fellows act as ambassadors of the U.S. Army, engaging students, faculty , researchers and the public in presentations and a host of formal and informal engagements.   The Fellows’ experiences in leading educational institutes will help prepare them for positions of broad scope in highly complex, ambiguous environments, often dealing with problems that have no clear-cut solutions.


New partners reflect a dynamic program --

  • Interdisciplinary Center’s International Institute for CounterTerrorism, in Herzliya, Israel
  • Nanyang Technological University’s International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore


General-officer mentors offer senior-level guidance –

  • Introduced in academic 2013, mentorship by interested general officers provides experienced, senior guidance for research projects, so as to align the fellows’ studies with Army issues and interests
  • Expanded in academic 2014, general officer mentorship has doubled to more closely support each Fellow and more fully address functional and geographic interests of the Army and its leadership


Integration with the Army War College sets Fellows up for assistance with research and relationships with Army War College resident students –

  • Fellows participate in orientation at Carlisle in July-August, to find opportunities to network meaningfully – among other Fellows, with staff and faculty who will guide their written requirements, and with resident class participants.

USAWC Fellows are assigned to resident course seminars so as to join their colleagues for selected lectures and national security staff rides.