On July 25, CGSC Foundation Trustee Wes Westmoreland and his wife Vanessa hosted a group of business leaders from the Kansas City Community on a “Walk and Talk” tour of Fort Leavenworth and the Command and General Staff College. The group started their tour learning about the fort and all its rich history including the Santa Fe Trail, the former disciplinary barracks and the Buffalo Soldier monument.
The next stop on the group’s tour was the Lewis and Clark center where they had a chance to see the CGSC Hall of Fame display and the Commander in Chief hallway before meeting with Jim Hevel, the CGSC chief of operations.
Hevel spent a lot of time explaining the importance of education, training, and experience of Army officers as they rise through the ranks. He also spoke about other CGSC schools and programs, including the international officer program. After their time with Hevel, the group visited the MacArthur room, viewed some of the art presented by international officers over the years, the paintings presented by each graduating class, and the International Hall of Fame display.
As their day was concluding, one of the group remarked, “It was such a fun and interesting tour. Thank you for a great day!”
Left to right in the photo above:
Front – Tom Isenberg, Kevin Blair, Michael Lintecum, Vanessa Westmoreland, and Wes Westmoreland
Back – Jim Jackson, Kevin Hancock, Rob Adams, John Teasdale, and Steve Bastasch