On May 30, a group of international military students in the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) class of 2017 presented gifts of appreciation to the College as their academic year comes to a close. CGSC Deputy Commandant Maj. Gen. John S. Kem accepted the gifts on behalf of the College.
Members of the Todd Weiner Gallery were on hand to witness the gift presentations as part of their work with the CGSC Foundation on the “Art of War Initiative” to assist the Army in preserving, promoting, and protecting the life and longevity of more than 3,800 items in the CGSC art and gift collection. Each academic year, many of the international military student officers from each class present the College with tokens of appreciation representing their country. In addition to these gifts, many times visiting dignitaries and other interested donors also present the College with works of art that range from paintings to statues. All these gifts add to the number of items in the collection every year and make the work of the Foundation’s initiative with the Todd Weiner Gallery even more important.
Countries represented in the CGSC Class of 2017 international officer gifts included: Brazil, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Macedonia, Serbia, Panama, Oman, Spain, Congo, Ireland, Italy and Indonesia.