On Dec. 11, representatives from KAMO Adventures took a “walk and talk” tour of Fort Leavenworth and the Command and General Staff College. CGSC Foundation trustee Mike Myer, who is also on the board of KAMO Adventures, set the visit up for the group.
The group’s tour began with a scenic drive around Fort Leavenworth where everyone viewed the Buffalo Soldiers Monument, the historic homes, the disciplinary barracks, and the part of the Santa Fe Trail where the deep cuts of the wagon wheels of the westward bound settlers in the 1800s are still visible.
Next on the tour was a visit to the Lewis and Clark Center that houses the Command and General Staff College. As with every walk and talk group, they each had the opportunity to visit the MacArthur Room, sit in MacArthur’s chair and get a photo with the portrait of the famous general behind them. They also visited the Hall of Fame, viewed some of the art and gift collection given by International Officers, and viewed the beautiful stained glass windows that were donated to the College by previous graduating classes.
The highlight of the tour though was when CGSC faculty member Bud Meador invited the group into his history class in which the current topic was the weapons of mass destruction during WWII. Since most members of the tour group were veterans, Meador asked them their thoughts on several aspects of military operations in the time of weapons of mass destruction. Members of the group remarked how impressed they were with the depth of thought and the clarity of expression by the students. The group reluctantly left the classroom to continue the tour.
Finally the group toured the third floor, which includes historical paintings donated by each class as well as the International Hall of Fame. While viewing the IHOF display they learned about the importance of the program in building international relationships that benefit foreign policy and national security.
KAMO Adventures is dedicated to serving and honoring our returning wounded and disabled veterans as they transition into civilian life through hunting and fishing experiences, and education, networking and employment opportunities. For more information visit www.kamoadventures.com.
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.
Left to right in the photo above: Bill Eckert, Dave Haubein, Stephen Johnson, Mike Meyer, Ed Connolly and Henry Laurent (seated).