The Simons Center

Contact Info:

Arthur D. Simons Center

655 Biddle Blvd.

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 66027

Phone: 913.682.7244


Roderick M. Cox, President/CEO, CGSC Foundation, Inc.

Program Director:

Col. Roderick M. Cox, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Rod has served as the program director of the Foundation’s Simons Center since March 2016.  He assumed duties as the President & CEO of the CGSC Foundation, the Simons Center’s parent organization, on Dec. 14, 2018. Rod served in the Army for more than 32 years as an artilleryman, foreign area officer, professor and historian, retiring in August 2013. After his Army career he served as a district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration and also served on the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board fostering interagency cooperation and focusing on veterans in government service issues. (Full bio)

Elizabeth Ditsch

Program Assistant and Managing Editor:

Elizabeth Ditsch

Elizabeth is responsible for the daily operations of Simons Center office and assists in the coordination of Simons Center events. She is also the managing editor of the Simons Center’s publications, maintains the Simons Center’s website and assists in coordinating undergraduate and graduate level internships.
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The Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation

The Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation is committed to the development of interagency leaders and an interagency body of knowledge that facilitates broader and more effective cooperation and policy implementation. As a research, analysis, studies, and publication center, the Simons Center is focused on the interagency aspects of national security; counterterrorism; stability and reconstruction operations; homeland defense and security; and disaster preparation and response.

The Center is a program of and is funded by the CGSC Foundation. The Simons Center opened its doors on Fort Leavenworth, April 21, 2010, with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting. (read the press release) Philanthropist and friend of the Foundation, Mr. Ross Perot, who provided the funds to establish the Simons Center, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Mission of the Center

  • Supporting and promoting the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
  • Building a body of interagency knowledge
  • Improving interagency leadership and operations

For more information about the Simons Center visit its website at