Secretary of the Army visits CGSC
Secretary of the U.S. Army Christine Wormuth visited the Command and General Staff College on March 21, 2022. The highlight of her visit was speaking to CGSC students, faculty and staff about the role of the Army, lessons learned in Ukraine, and the importance of positive command climates in Eisenhower Auditorium at the Lewis and Clark Center.
Wormuth’s presentation was followed by a non-attributional 30-minute question-and-answer session with the students, which included themes of military recruitment and retention, suicide, financial literacy and asymmetric capabilities in the relation to China and Taiwan.
After the presentation ended Secretary Wormuth met with the Kansas delegation of Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) including D. Scott Stuckey, Kansas (West) CASA; Michael D. Hockley, Kansas (East) CASA; and Patrick C. Warren, Greater Kansas City CASA. Former Kansas East CASA, now CASA Emeritus, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Arter also joined the group. The group asked the secretary how they might help her and the Army, and spent the majority of the time speaking about Army recruiting issues.
After her visit with the CASAs, Wormuth observed the Armored Brigade Combat Team miniatures display in one of the classrooms, and spoke with the Mission Command Training Program leaders.
Wormuth began her public service career in 1996 in the Policy Office of the Secretary of Defense. Before her position as secretary, she served in various roles under the Obama Administration and later as the director of the International Defense and Security Center at the RAND Corporation. Wormuth also served as a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Her education includes a bachelor of arts degree in political science and fine art from Williams College and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland.
Posted: March 28, 2022 by Simons Center