Members of the Gladstone Rotary Club (Gladstone, Mo.) enjoyed a tour of Fort Leavenworth on Sept. 14. After meeting their tour guide, Foundation Trustee Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Stan Cherrie, the group boarded a bus and began their tour with a 30-minute windshield tour to covering the rich history of the fort, including stops at the Santa Fe Trail cut and viewing the historic homes and the former disciplinary barracks.
The group’s next stop was the Lewis and Clark Center, home of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, where they had a chance to walk through the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame, take photos in the MacArthur room, and peruse the Eisenhower Auditorium. Next up was the Sen. Pat Roberts room to hear more about the Army from Foundation CEO Col. (Ret.) Doug Tystad, who spent a lot of time with the group explaining the importance of the education, training, and experience that each Army officer undergoes they rise through the ranks.
Finally the group concluded their visit by touring the third floor of the Lewis and Clark Center where paintings donated by each CGSC class are displayed, as well as visiting the International Hall of Fame display to learn about the importance of this program in building international relationships that benefit foreign policy and national security.
For more information about the Gladstone Rotary Club visit www.gladstonerotary.org.
Contact Joan Cabell, the CGSC Foundation director of development, to schedule your own group’s “Walk and Talk” tour of CGSC and Fort Leavenworth and learn about the education of leaders for the nation. – firstname.lastname@example.org.