On June 26, the CGSC Foundation hosted Michael Lintecum and Kevin Hancock, both of whom are alumni of the Foundation’s National Security Roundtable program, along with six of their friends and colleagues on a tour of historic Fort Leavenworth and a visit to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at the Lewis and Clark Center.
Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox led the group on a short tour of Fort Leavenworth where they made stops at the original campsite established by Colonel Leavenworth in 1827, the main parade field, the National Cemetery, and at some of Fort Leavenworth’s historic homes, including the “Rookery,” which is the oldest continually occupied residence in the state of Kansas.
After the driving tour of post, the group visited the Lewis and Clark Center, the world-class facility that provides 96 state-of-the-art classrooms for CGSC, where they were met by Col. Scott Green, director of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School. He and Cox briefed the group on the College and the CGSC Foundation over lunch.
The group then had the opportunity to experience both the tactical and strategic levels of instruction taught at CGSC. First, they participated in a tactical level command and control simulation presented by Associate Professor of Tactics Dr. Richard McConnell and Battle Simulations Specialist Mike Dunn. The instructors discussed the importance of wargaming in various forms and then demonstrated a simulation that is currently used in the CGSC curriculum. During the focus on the strategic level Dr. Geoff Babb, a CGSC professor of history, discussed national security policy and policy formulation and then highlighted the nation’s security policy with regard to China and its implications across the world.
The tour concluded with a visit to the historic Douglas MacArthur room and a group photo in front of the famous Leavenworth Lamp, which symbolizes the knowledge acquired at the College.
The CGSC Foundation periodically conducts “Walk and Talk” tours of Fort Leavenworth and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College to assist the U.S. Army with their outreach mission and to connect the general public with our Army and its activities at Fort Leavenworth. For more information contact Joan Cabell, CGSC Director of Development – firstname.lastname@example.org.