CGSC Foundation Alumni, Friends, and Supporters –
Greetings from Fort Leavenworth! As we look forward to spring, our Foundation is in full swing with a variety of activities and events to execute our mission and to do good things for good people.
The first week in March we will host one of our Simons Center Senior Research Fellows, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Caslen, former CGSC Commandant, for a visit that will not only include planning for future activities for the Simons Center and a meeting with our Arter-Rowland National Security Forum members, but also meetings with the current CGSC Commandant, Lt. Gen. Milford Beagle and Deputy Commandant Brig. Gen. David Foley, a tour of Park University’s Global Warrior Center, and updates on the programs of instruction at the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and the School of Command Preparation (SCP).
We’ll follow that visit by welcoming Ambassador (Ret.) David Miller of the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Atlantic Council to discuss how our Simons Center might better collaborate and enhance interagency cooperation across the U.S. Government. During his visit Ambassador Miller will also meet with our Arter-Rowland National Security Forum members to discuss the nexus of commerce and diplomacy as well as meet with the International Relations Council of Kansas Center.
In mid-March will have the opportunity to welcome the VFW National Commander, Tim Borland, to the College to provide him with a briefing on its mission and role in the development of leaders and to thank him for the VFW’s support to our Foundation.
At the end of March our board of trustees will gather at the fort for their semi-annual meeting where we’ll be updated on current events at the College and lay the groundwork for future events.
On April 17-19 we are excited to announce that we’ll once again co-host with the College the National Security Roundtable (NSRT). Having been waived off since the spring of 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will once again offer the NSRT as a forum for CGSC students (future military leaders), faculty, and staff to interact with community and business leaders so that they can learn collaboratively about contemporary national security issues. This edition of the NSRT will explore the theme of “Intellectual Overmatch in Great Power Competition.” We look forward to welcoming all our guests to Fort Leavenworth and the Command and General Staff College.
We’ll follow up the NSRT with our support to the AY23 CGSC Military Ethics Symposium, April 20-21. This year’s Ethic Symposium, with the theme: “Applicability of Just War Theory to the Ukraine-Russia War and its Implications for Organizational Leaders in 21st Century Large Scale Combat Operations,” will be a hybrid of ethics training for Army ethicists and an Ethics Symposium for CGSOC students. The keynote speaker for the event will be the CGSC Foundation’s General Hugh Shelton Distinguished Visiting Chair of Ethics, Dr. Shannon E. French, the Inamori Professor in Ethics, director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, and a tenured member of the philosophy department with a secondary appointment in the law school at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. As we have done in the past, we will look to publish the papers and findings of the symposium.
In addition to these various events, we’ll have the opportunity to recognize the CGSC Instructors of the Year with beautiful customized wooden chairs/rockers, executing our mission of rewarding excellence amongst the faculty. Likewise, we will be announcing the winners of our CGSCF Alumni Association Scholarship program, recognizing academic excellence by family members and assisting military families with the costs of continuing education. And we look forward to recognizing the best of the best at the SAMS and CGSOC graduations with our numerous annual awards.
Throughout the spring, we will continue to hold our monthly Arter-Rowland National Security Forum events and the InterAgency Brown Bag Lectures and we will publish the spring edition of our award-winning Foundation News magazine. I invite you to send alumni updates for publication.
Your continued support as we move into 2023 is very important and very much appreciated. Your support to our Foundation matters. Our Foundation makes a positive difference in the educational experience and leader development of those serving our country at CGSC and beyond. Thank you.
Roderick M. Cox
President/Chief Executive Officer
CGSC Foundation, Inc.