As part of its mission to encourage excellence in the faculty and student body, the CGSC Foundation announces its support of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College “Emeritus Faculty Program,” which is outlined in the 2015 edition of the CGSC faculty handbook.
Once the College announces emeritus faculty to be honored, the Foundation will provide either an engraved chair or a commemorative Bell Hall Buck® knife in a glass-top wood display case to each emeritus honoree. In addition, the Foundation will host an annual luncheon for all emeritus faculty in the spring of the year to allow the College an opportunity to provide updates on academics, student body and Army leader development initiatives to keep the emeritus faculty up to date on the College.
“The Foundation is pleased to be able to support this important program of recognizing excellence in our faculty,” said Foundation Chairman Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John Miller. “We hope that our efforts to maintain contact with the emeritus faculty will pay benefits for the College in the future.”
The CGSC emeritus faculty program is intended to show gratitude upon retirement to faculty members who have made extraordinary contributions to the mission of the institution and whose continuing relationship with the College adds value to the academic program.
According to CGSC Pamphlet 690-1, full professors who have served a minimum of ten years as full-time faculty at CGSC, and who have retired with the Department of Defense and not taken another position at an academic institution may have their long service, significant accomplishments and contributions recognized by the award of the title Professor Emeritus. Similarly, associate professors who have served a minimum of 15 years as full-time faculty at CGSC, and who have retired with the Department of Defense and not taken another position at an academic institution, may have their long service, significant accomplishments and contributions recognized by the award of the title Associate Professor Emeritus.
The department chairs or the school director must submit nominations for emeritus status for retiring professors no earlier than six months prior to the professor’s retirement. Nominations will include a description of the professor’s service to the College and current curriculum vitae.
The College dean of academics reviews the nominations and forwards them with a recommendation to the deputy commandant to review and forward to the commandant, who is the approving authority. Disapprovals are returned to the recommender with a letter of explanation. The deputy commandant prepares a letter and certificate for those that are approved and presents them to the new emeritus faculty member upon retirement or at an appropriate ceremony.
In addition to the honor of being named as emeritus faculty, they have specified privileges and responsibilities.
- Recognition within official Department, School, and College publications.
- Invitations to public ceremonies (opening day, graduation, guest speakers, academic conferences, etc.) conducted by CGSC.
- Ongoing access to the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL), to include a library card.
- Other privileges as determined by the Dean of Academics, Deputy Commandant, and/or Commandant of CGSC.
- Emeritus faculty members may serve on MMAS committees of their own choosing.
- For purposes of public outreach, serve as a voluntary ambassador for CGSC.
- Maintain the same high standards of professional decorum and integrity expected of full-time CGSC faculty.