Thanks to the generous contributions from our corporate and individual donors we are able to support these programs.

Francis W. De Serio Chair of Strategic and Theater Intelligence

Richard H. Immerman, Ph.D., De Serio Chair Holder for Academic Year 2014

The De Serio Chair provides the incumbent with opportunities to expand and exchange knowledge with students, faculty, the National Intelligence Community, and Unified Command intelligence organizations on the critical role of intelligence in the formulation of national and theater security and strategy, and to enhance public understanding of the vital contributions of strategic intelligence to national security affairs.

This Chair is funded with an endowment through the generosity of Charlotte H. Watts, through the Elizabeth Crimian Heuer Foundation, in honor of her late husband, Francis W. DeSerio.

Richard H. Immerman, who directs Temple University’s Roger Hertog Program in Grand Strategy, is Professor of History at Temple and the Marvin Wachman Director of its Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. He chaired the History Department from 1998-2005 and directed the Center for Humanities from 2005-2009. Prior to his appointment at Temple, he held positions at Princeton University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Hawaii. He has received the Board of Regents Excellence in Research Award from the University of Hawaii and the Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award from Temple. In 2004 Immerman was named the College of Liberal Arts’ Edward J. Buthusiem Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow in History. His The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention, won the Stuart Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in 1983, and he delivered “Confessions of an Eisenhower Revisionist: An Agonizing Reappraisal,” as SHAFR’s 1990 Bernath Lecture. He served as SHAFR’s fortieth president in 2007. Among Immerman’s other publications are Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy (with Robert R. Bowie), John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy, and most recently, Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz. He is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of the Cold War and is writing The Hidden Hand: A Brief History of the CIA. From September 2007-to January 2009 Immerman served as Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analytic Integrity and Standards and Analytic Ombudsman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He now chairs the State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee.

General Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership

Discontinued after Academic Year 2015

The United States Army War College and Dickinson College jointly established the General Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership. The Chair promoted the study of leadership in the context of security and strategy and from the perspective of the liberal arts and sciences.

Those appointed to the Chair were recognized authorities and specialists on leadership issues drawn from the military, government, academic, business, and nonprofit sectors. They taught, wrote, and took part in public conferences and panels, advancing the understanding of leadership in the community and the nation. Beginning with Academic Year 2015 the Chair was sponsored by the Army War College, Dickinson College, and Penn State Law School at Dickinson.

Click here for a list of Bradley Chair Holders.

Honorary Academic Chairs

The USAWC Academic Chairs provide a prestigious and visible means of recognizing and honoring faculty members. These chairs are awarded as honorific recognition of a faculty member's significant contributions to the War College mission or are assigned to a faculty member filling an endowed position or other position-specific relationship. There are a total of 15 Academic Chairs. Thirteen are honorific and are divided between six dedicated to the Departments/Directorates and seven at-large chairs, which may be awarded to any faculty member. The remaining two academic chairs are position specific. All civilian and military faculty are eligible for nomination to an honorific Academic Chair. AWCF recognizes the faculty member's academic excellence by presenting an armchair as a symbol of their achievement.

COL Madigan Faculty Writing Awards

The purpose of this award is to encourage thoughtful consideration of topics addressed in the Army War College curriculum to recognize published research that addresses the enduring themes of ethics, history, strategic vision and jointness, as well as the special themes announced each year, to recognize material published by AWC faculty and staff as books or in academic and other professional civilian and military journals, and to recognize research accepted for publication by peer-reviewed and other journals. The College presents six awards for writing excellence for outstanding papers written by members of the faculty. The College also gives an award for authorship of a book when one meets the stringent criteria for such recognition. These awards are judged by the Academic Chair Holders of the Army War College.

Thanks to the generous contributions from our corporate and individual donors we are able to support these programs.

Francis W. De Serio Chair of Strategic and Theater Intelligence

Richard H. Immerman, Ph.D., De Serio Chair Holder for Academic Year 2014

The De Serio Chair provides the incumbent with opportunities to expand and exchange knowledge with students, faculty, the National Intelligence Community, and Unified Command intelligence organizations on the critical role of intelligence in the formulation of national and theater security and strategy, and to enhance public understanding of the vital contributions of strategic intelligence to national security affairs.

This Chair is funded with an endowment through the generosity of Charlotte H. Watts, through the Elizabeth Crimian Heuer Foundation, in honor of her late husband, Francis W. DeSerio.

Richard H. Immerman, who directs Temple University’s Roger Hertog Program in Grand Strategy, is Professor of History at Temple and the Marvin Wachman Director of its Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. He chaired the History Department from 1998-2005 and directed the Center for Humanities from 2005-2009. Prior to his appointment at Temple, he held positions at Princeton University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Hawaii. He has received the Board of Regents Excellence in Research Award from the University of Hawaii and the Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award from Temple. In 2004 Immerman was named the College of Liberal Arts’ Edward J. Buthusiem Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow in History. His The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention, won the Stuart Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in 1983, and he delivered “Confessions of an Eisenhower Revisionist: An Agonizing Reappraisal,” as SHAFR’s 1990 Bernath Lecture. He served as SHAFR’s fortieth president in 2007. Among Immerman’s other publications are Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy (with Robert R. Bowie), John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy, and most recently, Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz. He is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of the Cold War and is writing The Hidden Hand: A Brief History of the CIA. From September 2007-to January 2009 Immerman served as Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analytic Integrity and Standards and Analytic Ombudsman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He now chairs the State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee.

General Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership

Discontinued after Academic Year 2015

The United States Army War College and Dickinson College jointly established the General Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership. The Chair promoted the study of leadership in the context of security and strategy and from the perspective of the liberal arts and sciences.

Those appointed to the Chair were recognized authorities and specialists on leadership issues drawn from the military, government, academic, business, and nonprofit sectors. They taught, wrote, and took part in public conferences and panels, advancing the understanding of leadership in the community and the nation. Beginning with Academic Year 2015 the Chair was sponsored by the Army War College, Dickinson College, and Penn State Law School at Dickinson.

Click here for a list of Bradley Chair Holders.

Honorary Academic Chairs

The USAWC Academic Chairs provide a prestigious and visible means of recognizing and honoring faculty members. These chairs are awarded as honorific recognition of a faculty member's significant contributions to the War College mission or are assigned to a faculty member filling an endowed position or other position-specific relationship. There are a total of 15 Academic Chairs. Thirteen are honorific and are divided between six dedicated to the Departments/Directorates and seven at-large chairs, which may be awarded to any faculty member. The remaining two academic chairs are position specific. All civilian and military faculty are eligible for nomination to an honorific Academic Chair. AWCF recognizes the faculty member's academic excellence by presenting an armchair as a symbol of their achievement.

COL Madigan Faculty Writing Awards

The purpose of this award is to encourage thoughtful consideration of topics addressed in the Army War College curriculum to recognize published research that addresses the enduring themes of ethics, history, strategic vision and jointness, as well as the special themes announced each year, to recognize material published by AWC faculty and staff as books or in academic and other professional civilian and military journals, and to recognize research accepted for publication by peer-reviewed and other journals. The College presents six awards for writing excellence for outstanding papers written by members of the faculty. The College also gives an award for authorship of a book when one meets the stringent criteria for such recognition. These awards are judged by the Academic Chair Holders of the Army War College.