KC Economic Development Council and partners tour post

KC Economic Development Council and partners tour post

EDC-tour-wOn. Oct. 5 the CGSC Foundation was pleased to host a group from the Kansas City, Mo., Economic Development Council and their partners including the Kansas City, Kansas Economic Development Council; sister city Morelia, Mexico; the Hispanic Chamber; Visit KC; Twelve Street Heritage Development Corporation; and Commerce Bank.

CGSC Foundation trustee Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Stan Cherrie was the group’s guide for the day. Cherrie met the group near the front gate of Fort Leavenworth and started their tour with a 30-minute cruise around post covering its rich history, taking them to see the famous cuts of the Santa Fe Trail coming out of the Missouri River, driving the side streets where some of the oldest historic homes and buildings of Kansas are still in use, and viewing the walls of the former disciplinary barracks.

The group’s next stop was the Lewis and Clark center where Cherrie showed them the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame and CGSC International Hall of Fame Displays. The group also perused the artwork on display throughout the building, including the paintings that are presented by each graduating class. After their walk around the building, the group visited a classroom where faculty member Mark Gerges explained the makeup of the classes and benefits of the high-tech classrooms. Finally, the group was introduced to CGSC Chief of Staff Jeff LaMoe for an “Army 101” briefing. LaMoe spoke to the group at length, explaining the importance of education, training, and experience that accompanies each Army officer as they rise through the ranks.

Narbeli Galindo, director of international affairs the KC Economic Development Council, stated that it was a wonderful tour and they would be in touch with other groups in Kansas City to encourage them to also visit Fort Leavenworth.

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. – joan@cgscf.org.

In the photo above:

Front row-

Maria Antonia Pérez-Andújar

Gloria Bessenbacher

Narbeli Galindo

Back row-

Bob Long

Alvin Liow

Marcia Harrington

Jenny Wilson

Joe Bessenbacher

Drew Felling

Dwayne Williams

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