New year brings both pride and excitement

New year brings both pride and excitement

The new year brings the pride of accomplishments for the year just ended and excitement for things to come. We here at the Foundation are exceptionally proud of our record of support to our mission in 2017. We’re now closing the records and preparing for our annual audit as we simultaneously prepare to complete support for the Classes of 2018 and then look forward to the Classes of 2019.

Foundation CEO Doug Tystad address attendees at the October 2017 National Security Roundtable program co-hosted with CGSC's Department of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Operations.

Foundation CEO Doug Tystad addressed attendees at the October 2017 National Security Roundtable program co-hosted with CGSC’s Department of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Operations.

We will have our list of program accomplishments for 2017 on this space and available for your review shortly. We couldn’t be more proud of the support that we gave to the current classes as well as those that graduated last spring. We want to thank our wonderful sponsors, donors, and volunteers for all of your help, we can’t do it without you!

We’ve got our support to the remainder of the classes of 2018 fairly well set. This will include our research support from the Simons Center, we continue to foster original research in operational and ethical issues in the interagency arena. We’re finalizing our support to the Ethics Symposium for the entire class on April 30 and May 1 in co-sponsorship with the Department of Command and Leadership along with our Shelton Distinguished Visiting Chair of Ethics. We will co-sponsorship the National Security Round Table with the School of Advanced Military Studies on April 3 and 4 to introduce business and civic leaders to the excellence that goes on around here every day. We’re very pleased with our speakers series programs including two Pershing Lectures commemorating the Great War, two Vietnam Lectures delving into important lessons and activities, our DACOR visiting Ambassador, and five more Interagency Brown Bag Luncheon series speakers. Along the way we will also have the Covey Workshop for couples and our support to the reading programs at the Ike Skelton library. We’ll end the year with our support to the academic awards for achievement at graduation ceremonies.

We ask for your continued support to the Foundation and our mission to foster the development of military leaders of character and competence for ethical service to the nation. We have a lot of programs, we stay busy, and the more help we get the more and better we can do. I look forward to your recommendations and comments as we begin our 12th year of service to the future leaders of America and the world.

Doug Tystad
Chief Executive Officer
CGSC Foundation, Inc.

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