Simons Center News


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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Posted: April 27, 2022 by

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW COMMENTS ON NATO’S NEED TO IMPROVE ITS MILITARY POWER In a piece published for the Center for European Policy Analysis on March 23rd, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Gordon “Skip” Davis argues that NATO must readdress its approach for deterrence of Russia. While Davis acknowledges a significant growth in NATO’s military power since 2014, […]

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Posted: April 25, 2022 by

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW: GORDON B. “SKIP” DAVIS JR, MAJOR GENERAL (RETIRED), U.S. ARMY Gordon “Skip” Davis is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He recently served as NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Defense Investment. Prior to NATO, Skip served 37 years in the U.S. Army retiring as a Major General. […]

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The CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center hosted an Arter-Rowland National Security Forum luncheon event on April 21, 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, Thomas A. Gray. Gray serves as the U.S. Army […]

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The seventh presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for academic year 2022 was conducted on April 20, in the Eisenhower Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center. This lecture featured three members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Heart of America Joint Terrorism Task Force. – FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dana Kreeger, who previously presented […]

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On March 17, the Simons Center hosted an Arter-Rowland National Security Forum luncheon event at the Carriage Club in Kansas City. During the forum, Col. (Ret.) Matt Dimmick provided a presentation on Russian Capabilities. Because of the presentation’s relevance to current world events and how well it was received during the forum, the Simons Center […]

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The sixth presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2022 was conducted March 22, in Marshall Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. CGSC Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox provided welcoming remarks and introduced Dr. Mark Sorensen, the CGSC Distinguished Chair for Development Studies. Sorensen led a discussion on […]

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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 […]

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