ARNSF – The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks History and Mission

ARNSF – The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks History and Mission

ARNSF logo with date and location text over a photo of the old USDB on Fort Leavenworth and the military crest of the USDB.In this presentation of the forum, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Peter J. Grande will lead a discussion on the history of the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) and its role as the “Center of Excellence for Military Corrections.” The USDB was established on May 21, 1874, and is the Department of Defense’s only maximum-security correctional facility. Per Title 10, U.S. Code, the USDB prepares inmates for release as civilians or return to duty with the prospect of being productive individuals by providing education, training, and rehabilitation programs. Grande will also discuss infamous inmates, military executions, and how the Soldiers with the unique skill set of corrections support the core competencies of the Army.

This event is only open to members of the ARNSF. If you are not a member but are interested in joining, contact Bob Ulin at

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Peter J. GrandeLieutenant Colonel (R) Peter J. Grande enlisted in the United States Army Military Police Corps in 1974 as a correctional specialist. He served in the Army for 47 years as a Soldier and civilian retiring in 2021 as the Chief of Staff, Military Correctional Complex at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas including the maximum-security United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) and the medium-security Joint Regional Correctional Facility. He was the commander of military correctional facilities at Fort Knox and at Mannheim, Germany and was the facility commander for enemy prisoners of war during the Kosovo Conflict. He is a Certified Corrections Executive and was a consultant on managing prisons in the Dominican Republic, Slovakia, Iraq, Mexico, Okinawa, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He holds a bachelor’s in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s from Sam Houston State University and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger courses. He was awarded The Order of the Marechaussee (Gold) by the Military Police Regimental Association and authored a book on the USDB by Arcadia Publishing. He currently volunteers as the USDB Historian.

Questions about registration? – Contact Lora Morgan, or call 913-651-0624.

For questions about the ARNSF contact Col. (Ret.) Robert Ulin, Simons Center Director, at or call 913-240-1495.

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The Arter-Rowland National Security Forum is an exclusive professional information sharing and networking event exclusively for members of the forum and select invitees of the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center and the Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (KCAUSA), the co-hosts of the Forum.

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