Simons Center News & Announcements


SAMS student featured in ‘Face of Defense’



SAMS student featured in ‘Face of Defense’
A student from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) has been featured in “Face of Defense,” a news feature that runs on the Defense Departments website each week. The article on Army Col. Oscar Doward Jr., commander of U.S. Army Central’s 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment, was published on June… Read More

Memorial Day 2017



Memorial Day 2017
Memorial Day represents a day of national awareness and reverence, honoring Americans who died while defending the nation and its values. Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May, honors service members who have died in all U.S. wars. Memorial Day differs from Veterans Day even though both federal… Read More

Video from USAID “Brown-Bag” available



Video from USAID “Brown-Bag” available
Video of the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation’s latest lecture in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is now available. Mr. Patrick J. Wesner, the Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair for Development Studies, spoke about history and mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on April 6,… Read More

Jaax speaks on ebola, biological warfare



Jaax speaks on ebola, biological warfare
Dr. Jerry Jaax, Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army Veterinarian Corps, and former Kansas State University Associate Vice Provost for Research Compliance, visited Fort Leavenworth on 1 May as part of the Simons Center’s Interagency Speaker Series. Jaax is a world renowned expert in the field of pandemic infectious disease control, serving … Read More

Ambassador Moon visits Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Moon visits Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Patrick S. Moon, former U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, visited the Leavenworth area 26-28 April where he shared his expertise as part of the Simons Center’s Interagency Speaker Series program. Ambassador Moon met with… Read More

Dijkerman visits Fort Leavenworth



Dijkerman visits Fort Leavenworth
Career Minister Dr. Dirk Dijkerman recently visited Fort Leavenworth as part of a Simons Center special speakers program. Dijkerman is a retired U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Career Minister with a vast amount of experience in the agency, most notably serving as the Executive Coordinator for the U.S. Ebola… Read More

Ambassador Kennedy returns to Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Kennedy returns to Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Laura Kennedy returned for a second visit to Fort Leavenworth in April, again serving as the DACOR visiting professor of diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Class of 2017. Kennedy, who previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and… Read More

USAID the topic of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



USAID the topic of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Last week, Mr. Patrick J. Wesner, the Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair for Development Studies, spoke about history and mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Three special guests were in the audience during Wesner’s presentation on USAID – Ambassador (Ret.) David Lambertson, Ambassador (Ret.) Laura… Read More

Simons Center Progress Report 2016



Simons Center Progress Report 2016
The Simons Center has released their 2016 annual report. The report details the Simons Center’s efforts in 2016, including the new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series and their support of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The 2016 report and all previous reports can be found here.… Read More

Gary Sinise awarded AUSA’s highest honor



Gary Sinise awarded AUSA’s highest honor
On March 15, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) announced that actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise had been selected as the 2017 recipient of the George Catlett Marshall Medal for his commitment to the men and women of our nation’s armed forces. Sinise will receive the award, AUSA’s… Read More