PROGRAM SUPPORT SUMMARY
(In alphabetical order as of January 30, 2018)





Advanced Strategic Art Program

The ASAP is a select group of U.S. Army War College (USAWC) students who work more intensely and at a higher level than the traditional USAWC academic program. The ASAP students engage in an annual National Security Staff Ride, which is preceded by focused academic sessions and read-ahead materials. Each component of their agenda has a deliberate purpose in exposing the seminar to the diverse nature and benefits of "unified action" and the quest for unity of effort and purpose. Funding supports the overseas travel portion of the Staff Ride.


Army Leader Day

This event focuses attention on leadership issues at the strategic level. It provides a unique exchange for the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Army Staff Principals, and the Resident Army War College Class to engage in dialogue and to learn from each other how better to practice the complex art of strategic leadership.


Carlisle Scholars Program

This select group of Army War College students participate in joint service, interagency, international and non-governmental strategy formulation, policy dialogue, and partnership building. These Scholars tackle a combination of independent work, team work, and coordination with exceptional faculty. After completing approximately 10 weeks of accelerated core course work, the Scholars shift focus to complex issues that are of special interest to senior leaders. This unique program integrates the seminar concept of a traditional Professional Military Education experience with the autonomy of a self-directed fellowship. Through competitive analysis of strategic challenges, Carlisle Scholars contribute to a broader strategic dialogue among national security leaders and stakeholders about the problems and opportunities of national security.


Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL) Programs

These programs, which include regionally-oriented wargaming series, political-military decision-making and negotiation exercises, Strategic Leader Seminars, and experiential events designed to provide an opportunity to engage with and learn from strategic leaders and staffs as they integrate and apply knowledge included in core and elective curriculum, play a critical part in the U.S. Army War College education of students and other senior leaders. The Human Dimension Department, formerly the Senior Leader Development and Resiliency Program and having its roots in the former Army Physical Fitness Research Institute (APFRI), reinforces the complex links between leadership development and enhanced physical and mental readiness for the emerging senior leaders during their Professional Military Education.


Chair of Strategic Leadership

The Chair of Strategic Leadership is a full-time civilian teaching and research position at the USAWC affiliated with the Department of Command, Leadership, and Management. The Chair provides USAWC a long-term resident scholar whose research, writing, and innovative methods help shape the senior-level curriculum as it relates to leader development and organizational effectiveness. The Chair will lecture widely, teach (reduced load), organize and participate in scholarly conferences, lead collaborative research projects, mentor faculty and students, and counsel USAWC leaders on curricular issues.


Chair of War Studies

This is a full-time civilian teaching and research faculty position at the USAWC. It strengthens the Army War College faculty in the interdisciplinary study of war, and particularly, to produce cutting‐edge scholarship that influences national security policy, military strategy, and the Army War College curriculum. The Chair lectures widely, organizes and participates in scholarly conferences, leads collaborative research projects, mentors faculty and students, and counsels Army War College leaders on curricular issues. The Chair is expected to teach courses in his/her area of interest, but maintains the flexibility to accomplish a substantial degree of Outreach.


Commandant’s Contingency Fund

This supports various events that enhance academic or academic support programs generally not forecasted or foreseen throughout the year.


Commandant’s Reading Program IMO Dr. Sara L. Morgan

This reading program honors the memory of Dr. Sara Morgan, a dedicated and accomplished USAWC faculty member who died from cancer in March 2011. Dr. Morgan had led the Deputy Commandant’s Reading Program for a number of years to inspire select students to not only read at a higher level, but to share their insights on complex strategic leadership issues with others in the program. The Commandant personally leads this elective course now in Dr. Morgan’s memory.


Daniel Lewin Memorial Lecture

This lecture honors the memory of Mr. Daniel Lewin, who perished in the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001. Mr. Lewin was named specifically in the 9/11 Commission Report as having likely made an attempt to stop the hijackers. The lecture is conducted as one of the capstone events of the Second Resident Program prior to the Distance Education class graduation.


De Serio Chair of Strategic Intelligence

This Chair is a full-time civilian teaching and research position at the USAWC in the Department of National Security and Strategy. The De Serio Chair provides opportunities to expand and exchange knowledge between students, faculty, the National Intelligence Community, and Command intelligence organizations on the critical role of intelligence in the formulation of national and theater security and strategy. It also serves to enhance public understanding of the vital contributions of strategic intelligence to national security affairs. This Chair is named in memory of Mr. Francis W. De Serio, a 1972 USAWC graduate.


Executive Services Support

This program supports USAWC-hosted items/events declared as mission essential or as “margin of excellence” programs for which other funding is either insufficient or unavailable.


Industry Day

This event is a forum for War College students to gain a better understanding of the military-industrial relationship, the Army requirements and capabilities development process, and the acquisition process. It is a unique opportunity for students to consider the complexities of providing the correct mix of capabilities now and in the future by analyzing strategic issues that affect defense industries as well as ways to develop effective partnerships. The College begins the day with presentations to the entire class by a senior executive from a large defense company that supports the Army and the broader Department of Defense (DoD). This is followed by an executive from a small to midsize company and a senior Army or DoD acquisition official to give the government perspective. After lunch, the group of 25 industry representatives fan out into small classroom seminar groups with the students for a more focused yet informal discussion of the military-industry relationship.


International Fellows (IF) Program

This program supports the national and College objectives to improve the Fellows' and their families’ first-hand knowledge of U.S. culture and institutions through study and travel. The English as a Second Language course is designed to improve the ability of International Fellows spouses and children to communicate in English. The DeWitt C. Smith Lecture on facets of American life honors Commandant LTG DeWitt Smith, the founder of the International Fellows (IF) program. IF and family member attendance at professional or semi-professional sports events and orientation events are also included.


Military Family Program

These programs focus on improved communication, health, and wellness for the spouses and families of the current classes or spouses of deployed USAWC graduates.


Moore Ethics Leadership Lecture (Chaplain (COL) Sonny & Mrs. Martha Moore)

The lecture honors Chaplain and the late Mrs. Moore for their contributions to the USAWC as members of the Class of 2001, and as the former Chief Protestant Chaplain at Carlisle Barracks. This annual lecture is presented to the USAWC class (Resident or Distance class as desired by the College) and discusses and examines issues related to ethical leadership of interest to both the civilian and military communities.


National Security Seminar

The Department of National Security and Strategy develops and conducts this one-week seminar focused on national security strategy. This event provides a forum for distinguished speakers to discuss their views on issues of importance to the nation's security and welfare with students, International Fellows, and faculty of the Army War College, as well as approximately 160 guests. The guests represent a broad range of occupations and come from a cross-section of American life, not having an association with the military. The Seminar provides an extended opportunity for candid dialogue about the elements of power that impact national security (diplomatic, informational, military, and economic). It enables the 160 guests to become personally acquainted with some of the future leaders of the American armed forces and government and, in turn, permits the students to better understand the society they serve, having the effect of encouraging a free and frank exchange of differing views among the guests and students.


Outreach Programs

This program supports the Chief of Staff of the Army's and the Commandant’s Strategic Communication efforts conducted by the War College to increase awareness and allow for exchange of insights on the most important strategic issues facing the Army, business, academia, and other government agencies. The experience establishes mutually beneficial, long term, professional relationships and exchanges and usually includes a variety of “staff rides” of the Gettysburg or Antietam battlefields as the laboratory for examining leadership issues, followed by a half-day of discussion on strategy and related topics at the Army War College. The program also includes opportunities for the College to support events at other locations by providing speakers, materials, or other support that would promote understanding of the Army’s and the College’s missions as they relate to society and the national security environment.


Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Programs

This program supports the efforts of PKSOI in its joint and interagency proponent responsibilities to advance peacekeeping and stability operations, including a wide range of travel, research, publications, conferences, seminars, and other events determined to promote this important international work.


Post-Doctoral Fellows

With this support, the College will recruit Post-Doctoral Fellows with expertise to conduct research and contribute to the teaching mission in a number of different disciplines that do not otherwise sufficiently reside.


Provost/Dean’s Honoraria and Programs

This program supports a wide range of academic expenses that arise in delivering the academic programs of the College, to include “margin of excellence” expenses that might determine whether or not a program is highly successful or productive; purposefully intended to provide the Provost and Dean appropriate and modest flexibility across the broad variety of College programs and courses when other funding is either insufficient or unavailable.


Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) Programs

The Strategic Studies Institute hosts events, strategy conferences, and roundtables each year which support the Institute’s Academic Engagement Programs. SSI also researches, publishes, and shares its studies in a broad number of areas impacting national security and strategy issues.


USAWC-Hosted Web Journal

Referred to as the “War Room,” this online journal is an Army War College platform with high-quality, concise, attention-grabbing articles covering any topic of strategic relevance to the U.S. Army, the DoD, and the joint force. This journal, which relies on a "crowdsourcing" model for content development, strives for substantive and quality insights and analysis, encourages debate on complex matters, and offers actionable recommendations that senior military and civilian leaders can use now or in the future.


The program descriptions above cannot possibly address all possible uses or requested uses of Army War College Foundation Gift Funds, but should provide an overview of the intended purposes in various program categories.






PROGRAM SUPPORT SUMMARY
(In alphabetical order as of January 30, 2018)





Advanced Strategic Art Program

The ASAP is a select group of U.S. Army War College (USAWC) students who work more intensely and at a higher level than the traditional USAWC academic program. The ASAP students engage in an annual National Security Staff Ride, which is preceded by focused academic sessions and read-ahead materials. Each component of their agenda has a deliberate purpose in exposing the seminar to the diverse nature and benefits of "unified action" and the quest for unity of effort and purpose. Funding supports the overseas travel portion of the Staff Ride.


Army Leader Day

This event focuses attention on leadership issues at the strategic level. It provides a unique exchange for the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Army Staff Principals, and the Resident Army War College Class to engage in dialogue and to learn from each other how better to practice the complex art of strategic leadership.


Carlisle Scholars Program

This select group of Army War College students participate in joint service, interagency, international and non-governmental strategy formulation, policy dialogue, and partnership building. These Scholars tackle a combination of independent work, team work, and coordination with exceptional faculty. After completing approximately 10 weeks of accelerated core course work, the Scholars shift focus to complex issues that are of special interest to senior leaders. This unique program integrates the seminar concept of a traditional Professional Military Education experience with the autonomy of a self-directed fellowship. Through competitive analysis of strategic challenges, Carlisle Scholars contribute to a broader strategic dialogue among national security leaders and stakeholders about the problems and opportunities of national security.


Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL) Programs

These programs, which include regionally-oriented wargaming series, political-military decision-making and negotiation exercises, Strategic Leader Seminars, and experiential events designed to provide an opportunity to engage with and learn from strategic leaders and staffs as they integrate and apply knowledge included in core and elective curriculum, play a critical part in the U.S. Army War College education of students and other senior leaders. The Human Dimension Department, formerly the Senior Leader Development and Resiliency Program and having its roots in the former Army Physical Fitness Research Institute (APFRI), reinforces the complex links between leadership development and enhanced physical and mental readiness for the emerging senior leaders during their Professional Military Education.


Chair of Strategic Leadership

The Chair of Strategic Leadership is a full-time civilian teaching and research position at the USAWC affiliated with the Department of Command, Leadership, and Management. The Chair provides USAWC a long-term resident scholar whose research, writing, and innovative methods help shape the senior-level curriculum as it relates to leader development and organizational effectiveness. The Chair will lecture widely, teach (reduced load), organize and participate in scholarly conferences, lead collaborative research projects, mentor faculty and students, and counsel USAWC leaders on curricular issues.


Chair of War Studies

This is a full-time civilian teaching and research faculty position at the USAWC. It strengthens the Army War College faculty in the interdisciplinary study of war, and particularly, to produce cutting‐edge scholarship that influences national security policy, military strategy, and the Army War College curriculum. The Chair lectures widely, organizes and participates in scholarly conferences, leads collaborative research projects, mentors faculty and students, and counsels Army War College leaders on curricular issues. The Chair is expected to teach courses in his/her area of interest, but maintains the flexibility to accomplish a substantial degree of Outreach.


Commandant’s Contingency Fund

This supports various events that enhance academic or academic support programs generally not forecasted or foreseen throughout the year.


Commandant’s Reading Program IMO Dr. Sara L. Morgan

This reading program honors the memory of Dr. Sara Morgan, a dedicated and accomplished USAWC faculty member who died from cancer in March 2011. Dr. Morgan had led the Deputy Commandant’s Reading Program for a number of years to inspire select students to not only read at a higher level, but to share their insights on complex strategic leadership issues with others in the program. The Commandant personally leads this elective course now in Dr. Morgan’s memory.


Daniel Lewin Memorial Lecture

This lecture honors the memory of Mr. Daniel Lewin, who perished in the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001. Mr. Lewin was named specifically in the 9/11 Commission Report as having likely made an attempt to stop the hijackers. The lecture is conducted as one of the capstone events of the Second Resident Program prior to the Distance Education class graduation.


De Serio Chair of Strategic Intelligence

This Chair is a full-time civilian teaching and research position at the USAWC in the Department of National Security and Strategy. The De Serio Chair provides opportunities to expand and exchange knowledge between students, faculty, the National Intelligence Community, and Command intelligence organizations on the critical role of intelligence in the formulation of national and theater security and strategy. It also serves to enhance public understanding of the vital contributions of strategic intelligence to national security affairs. This Chair is named in memory of Mr. Francis W. De Serio, a 1972 USAWC graduate.


Executive Services Support

This program supports USAWC-hosted items/events declared as mission essential or as “margin of excellence” programs for which other funding is either insufficient or unavailable.


Industry Day

This event is a forum for War College students to gain a better understanding of the military-industrial relationship, the Army requirements and capabilities development process, and the acquisition process. It is a unique opportunity for students to consider the complexities of providing the correct mix of capabilities now and in the future by analyzing strategic issues that affect defense industries as well as ways to develop effective partnerships. The College begins the day with presentations to the entire class by a senior executive from a large defense company that supports the Army and the broader Department of Defense (DoD). This is followed by an executive from a small to midsize company and a senior Army or DoD acquisition official to give the government perspective. After lunch, the group of 25 industry representatives fan out into small classroom seminar groups with the students for a more focused yet informal discussion of the military-industry relationship.


International Fellows (IF) Program

This program supports the national and College objectives to improve the Fellows' and their families’ first-hand knowledge of U.S. culture and institutions through study and travel. The English as a Second Language course is designed to improve the ability of International Fellows spouses and children to communicate in English. The DeWitt C. Smith Lecture on facets of American life honors Commandant LTG DeWitt Smith, the founder of the International Fellows (IF) program. IF and family member attendance at professional or semi-professional sports events and orientation events are also included.


Military Family Program

These programs focus on improved communication, health, and wellness for the spouses and families of the current classes or spouses of deployed USAWC graduates.


Moore Ethics Leadership Lecture (Chaplain (COL) Sonny & Mrs. Martha Moore)

The lecture honors Chaplain and the late Mrs. Moore for their contributions to the USAWC as members of the Class of 2001, and as the former Chief Protestant Chaplain at Carlisle Barracks. This annual lecture is presented to the USAWC class (Resident or Distance class as desired by the College) and discusses and examines issues related to ethical leadership of interest to both the civilian and military communities.


National Security Seminar

The Department of National Security and Strategy develops and conducts this one-week seminar focused on national security strategy. This event provides a forum for distinguished speakers to discuss their views on issues of importance to the nation's security and welfare with students, International Fellows, and faculty of the Army War College, as well as approximately 160 guests. The guests represent a broad range of occupations and come from a cross-section of American life, not having an association with the military. The Seminar provides an extended opportunity for candid dialogue about the elements of power that impact national security (diplomatic, informational, military, and economic). It enables the 160 guests to become personally acquainted with some of the future leaders of the American armed forces and government and, in turn, permits the students to better understand the society they serve, having the effect of encouraging a free and frank exchange of differing views among the guests and students.


Outreach Programs

This program supports the Chief of Staff of the Army's and the Commandant’s Strategic Communication efforts conducted by the War College to increase awareness and allow for exchange of insights on the most important strategic issues facing the Army, business, academia, and other government agencies. The experience establishes mutually beneficial, long term, professional relationships and exchanges and usually includes a variety of “staff rides” of the Gettysburg or Antietam battlefields as the laboratory for examining leadership issues, followed by a half-day of discussion on strategy and related topics at the Army War College. The program also includes opportunities for the College to support events at other locations by providing speakers, materials, or other support that would promote understanding of the Army’s and the College’s missions as they relate to society and the national security environment.


Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Programs

This program supports the efforts of PKSOI in its joint and interagency proponent responsibilities to advance peacekeeping and stability operations, including a wide range of travel, research, publications, conferences, seminars, and other events determined to promote this important international work.


Post-Doctoral Fellows

With this support, the College will recruit Post-Doctoral Fellows with expertise to conduct research and contribute to the teaching mission in a number of different disciplines that do not otherwise sufficiently reside.


Provost/Dean’s Honoraria and Programs

This program supports a wide range of academic expenses that arise in delivering the academic programs of the College, to include “margin of excellence” expenses that might determine whether or not a program is highly successful or productive; purposefully intended to provide the Provost and Dean appropriate and modest flexibility across the broad variety of College programs and courses when other funding is either insufficient or unavailable.


Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) Programs

The Strategic Studies Institute hosts events, strategy conferences, and roundtables each year which support the Institute’s Academic Engagement Programs. SSI also researches, publishes, and shares its studies in a broad number of areas impacting national security and strategy issues.


USAWC-Hosted Web Journal

Referred to as the “War Room,” this online journal is an Army War College platform with high-quality, concise, attention-grabbing articles covering any topic of strategic relevance to the U.S. Army, the DoD, and the joint force. This journal, which relies on a "crowdsourcing" model for content development, strives for substantive and quality insights and analysis, encourages debate on complex matters, and offers actionable recommendations that senior military and civilian leaders can use now or in the future.


The program descriptions above cannot possibly address all possible uses or requested uses of Army War College Foundation Gift Funds, but should provide an overview of the intended purposes in various program categories.