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The Army – The nation’s first institution

Every year our nation celebrates its independence, commemorating its official “Declaration of Independence” made on July 4, 1776. Many do not realize that the birth of the nation through that declaration was preceded by the establishment of the Continental Army on June 14, 1775. After the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Army became known as […]

CGSOC Class of 2020 Individual Awards

CGSS Director Col. Scott Green hosted the awards ceremony for the award recipients of the CGSOC Class of 2020 in Marshall Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center on June 11, 2020. The Marshall Award, the first award presented in the ceremony, went to Maj. Sarah M. Gerstein. As the first presenter, Green demonstrates how […]

Virtual ceremonies mark the CGSOC Class of 2020

Amid the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic traditional Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) graduation ceremonies at Fort Leavenworth and its satellite campuses were conducted in a virtual environment for the 2020 classes of the course. Students in the Fort Lee, Va., satellite campus class graduated on April 22, 2020, with 62 graduates from […]

U.S. ties to the Philippines on “The General and the Ambassador”

The latest episode of Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy’s podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” focuses on U.S. strategic interests in the Philippines. In this episode, Captain Gus Gusentine and Ambassador Harry Thomas discuss their partnership to help the Philippines root out terrorists, fight poverty and address widespread corruption and extrajudicial killings. McCarthy […]

SAMS graduates 158 students

The School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) conducted a virtual graduation ceremony that was posted to the Army University Facebook page and the CGSC YouTube site at 6 p.m. on May 21. The graduating class is comprised of 158 students – 16 from the Advanced Strategic Leader Studies Program (ASLSP) and 142 from the Advanced […]

Throwback Thursday: Ready, Set, Read!

TBT: While currently closed to the general public due to COVID-19, the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library’s (CARL) continues to provide excellent programs supporting military families sheltering at home, including Bingo for Books, Spring Into Reading, digital story time, and chalk drawing games. The library also provides educational resources to assist first-time teachers. CARL’s support of the students at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College is also commendable…

Armed Forces Day: Who Do You Salute?

For 70 years, our nation has upheld the tradition of Armed Forces Day, saluting those who serve in the Armed Forces on the third Saturday in May. This Armed Forces Day, the CGSC Foundation asks that you join us in saluting those serving at Fort Leavenworth, the best hometown in the Army. On Armed Forces […]

Featured Article: Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare

Russia’s recent operations in Crimea, Eastern Ukraine, and Georgia have disrupted a generation of relative peace and stability between Moscow and its Western neighbors… This article recommends that the U.S. Army needs to escape from the traditional American Way of War and see its role as part of a broader, whole-of-government and comprehensive, approach…

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