Throwback Thursday: A Celebration of International Friendship

Throwback Thursday: A Celebration of International Friendship
International Military Officers at the 2016 Celebration of International Friendship

International military officers smile for the camera on the red carpet at the 2016 Celebration of International Friendship, an annual gala welcoming the new class of international military students to the greater Kansas City area.

The international military student program at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College provides a professional military cross-cultural exchange unrivaled anywhere in the world.

International military officer participation in education and training at Fort Leavenworth dates back to 1894. More than 8,000 international graduates from 164 countries and their families have studied alongside U.S. military officers of all services. Their presence in our community helps make Fort Leavenworth a truly special place, and they leave with remarkable memories of an experience shared with the American people.

Historically, more than half of the international graduates go on to attain Flag Officer rank, and many go on to serve as head of their respective home governments as President, Prime Minister, or in one case, King.

You can support the international officers and their families by contributing to the CGSC Foundation’s #GivingTuesdayNow campaign or through future fundraising campaigns.

For more information about the international military officer program, please follow the links below.
Celebration of International Friendship, CGSC Foundation
International Officer Hall of Fame, CGSC Foundation

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