The fourth presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2022 was conducted Jan. 20, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.
Mr. Michael D. Formica, deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, began his presentation with a discussion about Army Civilians as members of the Army Profession and a critical component of the Army’s People Strategy. After laying the background for the purpose of the Army Civilian Corps, he then shifted to explaining the origins, roles and responsibilities, as well as the selection process for members of the Senior Executive Service.
Formica was selected to the Senior Executive Service in 2010 and has served as the deputy to the commanding general, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth since 2019. Previously he served as the director, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, Europe from 2015-2019, and as the assistant deputy chief of staff G-3/5/7 and deputy G-3 for training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, from 2010-2015. Formica retired from the U.S. Army in 2009 as a colonel after 27 years of service with duties that included service as the chief of staff and director, Joint Training and Operations Directorate, Joint Forces Command, and as the commander 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
The InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is co-hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS) and the CGSC Foundation’s Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Ethical Leadership and Interagency Cooperation. The series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSOC curriculum. Unless otherwise announced, the presentations are scheduled each month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.
The CGSC Foundation has received support for all brown-bag lectures in academic year 2022 from First Command Financial Services in Leavenworth, Kansas.
The next lecture is the series is set for Feb. 23, 2022, with a focus on the U.S. Department of State and the Foreign Service. Click here for the full schedule.
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To view the entire lecture click the video below.
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