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“The General and the Ambassador” focus on Latin America and the Caribbean

This month “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” dropped another two-part interview, this time featuring guests Admiral Kurt Tidd and Ambassador Liliana Ayalde. The two joined Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy for discussions about the United States’s role in Latin America and the Caribbean. Part one centers on Tidd and Ayalde’s partnership with USSOUTHCOM and […]

2020 Trafficking in Persons report released

The Department of State released the 2020 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report in June of this year. The TIP report acts is a comprehensive assessment of efforts to combat human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world. This edition of the TIP report also looks back at the evolution of the TIP report over […]

Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 2)

In another episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation,” Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy continues her conversation with General Joseph Votel and Ambassador Barbara Leaf. The first part of their discussion on U.S. interests in the Middle East aired earlier this month. In part two of McCarthy’s interview with Votel and Leaf, the three […]

Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 1)

U.S. interests in the Middle East is the focus of the latest episode of Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy’s podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” The episode features General Joseph Votel and Ambassador Barbara Leaf. McCarthy’s guests discuss the diplomatic and military tools used by the United States to counter Iranian activities, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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