On Feb. 27, the CGSC Foundation hosted executives from The Robert E. Miller Group for a visit to Fort Leavenworth and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The Miller Group is an insurance broker organization located in Overland Park, Kansas that serves the greater Kansas City area helping to protect and strengthen the assets of their business partners and their families.
Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox first led the group on a short tour of Fort Leavenworth where they made stops at the Buffalo Soldier and Berlin Wall monuments to discuss the background and history of their presence on the fort. He also took them past some of Fort Leavenworth’s historic brick homes, including the “Rookery,” which was formerly the home of General MacArthur and his mom Pinky, and which also holds the distinction of being the oldest continually habited home in Kansas. Across from the Rookery, Rod discussed the historic main parade field where graduations are still conducted today. They also had the opportunity to see the National Cemetery and learn about some of the famous Soldiers buried there.
The next stop was the Lewis and Clark Building, the home of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, a world class facility that provides 96 state-of-the-art classrooms for CGSC classes of nearly 1,200 students each year. The group took photos in the MacArthur room, and perused the Commander-in-Chief hallway as well as the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame. The group viewed the art and gift collection presented by international officers and others, and the beautiful stained-glass windows that previous CGSC classes donated to the College.
The group then toured the International Hall of Fame where they discovered the importance of the international program, and the relationships that are built that can facilitate diplomatic efforts in the future. They also learned more about the sponsorship program that cements long lasting friendships between the officers and individual sponsor families in the greater Kansas City area.
The group’s final stop was to step inside a classroom and learn more about class dynamics and curriculum. The group observed a discussion and briefing on the maneuver operation exercise the class was working. The faculty teaching team briefed the group on the composition of the staff groups, the course curriculum and the context of the exercise. The group gained an appreciation for the level of academic rigor and for the expertise of both the students and the faculty.
The CGSC Foundation was very pleased to have been able to host The Miller Group and to share with them just a few of the outstanding things happening on a daily basis at Fort Leavenworth and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
The Miller Group’s tour of Fort Leavenworth and the College was one of several visits by businesses and other organizations around the Kansas City region over the past several years as part of the CGSC Foundation’s “Walk and Talk” program. The Foundation conducts this program in order to raise awareness about College’s mission of educating leaders for the nation, as well as the Foundation’s role in support of that mission. Contact Joan Cabell, the CGSC Foundation director of development, to learn more. – firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about The Miller Group visit www.millercares.com.