Simons Center News


On April 26, 2022, Simons Center Senior Research Fellow, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Gordon B. “Skip” Davis Jr., delivered remarks to the American European Community Association regarding the impact of the war on Ukraine on the future of NATO’s strategic concept. Davis, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Defense Investment, contends that NATO’s “next Strategic Concept […]

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The Simons Center for Ethical Leadership and Interagency Cooperation announces a call for papers for the InterAgency Journal, to be published in October, 2022. The InterAgency Journal seeks thoughtful articles that provide insight and fresh thinking in advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of ethical leadership, interagency coordination, cooperation, and collaboration.  The general focus of […]

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The CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center hosted an Arter-Rowland National Security Forum luncheon event on May 26, 2022, at the Carriage Club in Kansas City. Simons Center Director Bob Ulin welcomed the ARNSF members, some of whom also introduced their guests, and then introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Mahir Ibrahimov. In this presentation of the forum, […]

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The U.S. Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) Class of 2022 graduated May 26, 2022, in a ceremony conducted in the Eisenhower Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. The class consisted of 107 students graduating from the Advanced Military Studies Program and 17 from the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program, […]

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The eighth and final presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2022 was conducted May 18, in the Arnold Conference Room in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Mr. Larry A. Hisle, executive director of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board, led the discussion about the Federal Executive […]

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Posted: May 17, 2022 by

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW REFLECTS ON THE NECESSITY OF ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING STANDARDS In his personal blog, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Caslen reflects on the West Point honor code asserting that while the Corps of Cadets “understands the importance of character within a leader who does not lie, cheat or steal, but they struggle to understand […]

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Posted: May 17, 2022 by

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW: ROBERT L. CASLEN, LIEUTENANT GENERAL (RETIRED), U.S. ARMY Robert L. Caslen is a United States veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 43 years. His military career culminated in 2018 as the 59th superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also served as the 29th president of […]

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The 14th lecture in the Vietnam War Commemoration Lecture Series was conducted May 12, 2022 at June’s Northland in downtown Leavenworth, Kansas. Dr. James H. Willbanks, Professor Emeritus and former General of the Army George C. Marshall Chair of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and decorated Vietnam War veteran, was […]

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Eight faculty members from the Command and General Staff College Department of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Operations represented CGSC in the Kansas City International Relations Council’s “WorldQuest” competition at the University of Missouri –Kansas City (UMKC) Volker Campus on the evening of May 4, 2022. The team, consisting of both active duty officers and civilian […]

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Posted: May 11, 2022 by

In this edition we highlight the visit from Christine Wormuth, the first female Secretary of the Army. In this edition we also have updates from the CGSC commandant and deputy commandant, as well as school directors, and
 for the first time, an update from the commandant of the Sergeants Major Academy. At 40 pages, this […]

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