The Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium is an annual symposium co-sponsored and hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the Command and General Staff College Foundation, Inc.

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The 2015 Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium will be conducted April 20-23. This year’s theme is “The Professional Ethic and the State.” The symposium will include a variety of guest speakers, panel sessions, and general discussions.

This year’s symposium will explore the responsibilities and obligations between the United States and its military. We are on the brink of a new era following more than a decade of war. Many factors indicate this era will be characterized by difficult choices for the services and our civilian leadership. At the heart of these challenges lie the Army’s emerging doctrine and ethic of the military profession and the contract between the soldier to the state. What does the soldier owe the state; and, what are the state’s responsibilities to the soldier in return for his or her service and sacrifice to the nation?

The conference typically begins at 4 p.m. on Monday and concludes at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. There is a formal reception at 5 p.m. on the first day and a dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Dress for those events is jacket and tie/Class A or ASU uniform. Business casual or duty uniform is suitable for the rest of the week. Specific details about the 2015 symposium are still in the planning stages.


CGSC is issuing a call for unpublished papers for the 2015 Ethics Symposium.-CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.  — Abstracts are due Dec. 5, 2014, and you’ll be notified if yours is selected by Dec. 19, 2014. The deadline for the final papers is April 1, 2015.

For additional information on the symposium please contact Chaplain Sean Wead at 913-684-3270 or


Resources and other documents for the 2015 Ethics Symposium are below.
Visit the Ethics Symposium Archive here


Registration for students and invited guests to the 2015 Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium is not yet open.

Downloads and other resources

2015 Ethics Symposium Schedule (TBP)  Please note that all events are for registered attendees only. Unfortunately we can not accommodate spouses/guests at the reception, dinner or other sessions. 

Fort Leavenworth map- symposium locations

Lodging on Fort Leavenworth

Lodging near Fort Leavenworth

2015 Papers – TBP

Visit the Ethics Symposium Archive here

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