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

International Fellows Program (IFP)

Each year senior military officers from different countries are extended an invitation from the Chief of Staff of the United States Army to attend the U.S. Army War College. In academic year 2016 there are 79 International Fellows attending. The academic year is full of studying, research, and fellowship as these officers are exposed to and instructed in areas ranging from military concepts and doctrine to national and theater level strategies. AWCF is pleased to help support the International Fellows Program. These funds make it possible for the Fellows and their family members to attend: English-as-a-Second-Language classes (ESL), a mandated tour of Washington, DC as part of the Department of Defense Information Program policy, Lancaster County, Hershey Amusement Park, and Philadelphia, PA. Without the support of the Army War College Foundation these programs would not be available for the International families to improve their first-hand knowledge of U.S. culture and institutions through study and travel.

Strategic Leader Staff Ride of Gettysburg

The Strategic Leader Staff Ride of Gettysburg is a 3-day seminar designed to build leadership and teamwork. The program can be customized to meet the specific needs of any group and includes a strategic leadership and decision-making lab on the Gettysburg Battlefield, which we call a "staff ride." The concept of a "staff ride" originated in the Army in the 1880's and was used to teach various aspects of tactics and leadership to aspiring staff officers. Visiting a Civil War battlefield (originally on horseback, thus the term "staff ride") brought to life the importance of terrain, the interaction of battlefield commanders, tactics, leadership techniques, and command decisions. Also included are strategic topical seminars facilitated by the U.S. Army War College faculty and the participants interests.

Outstanding Alumnus Program

The Army War College Foundation office of Alumni Affairs accepts nominations for outstanding grads to be honored at a formal ceremony where candidates are inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame.

Military Family Program

The funding provides for the activities supporting the spouses and families of the current class or spouses of deployed USAWC graduates. The funds support family readiness materials, events and speakers.

SSI Conferences

The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) hosts 12-14 conferences and roundtables each year that support the Institute's Academic Engagement Programs. The funding provides honoraria and mementos for the academic conferences.

The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) is the U.S. Army's institute for geo-strategic and national security research and analysis. SSI conducts strategic research and analysis to support the U.S. Army War College curricula, provides direct analysis for Army and Department of Defense leadership, and serves as a bridge to the wider strategic community. SSI is composed of civilian research professors, uniformed military officers, and a professional support staff. All have extensive credentials and experience. SSI is divided into three components: the Art of War Department focuses on global, trans-regional, and functional issues, particularly those dealing with Army transformation; the Regional Strategy and Planning Department focuses on regional strategic issues; and the Academic Engagement Program creates and sustains partnerships with the global strategic community. In addition to its organic resources, SSI has a web of partnerships with strategic analysts around the world, including the foremost thinkers in the field of security and military strategy. SSI co-sponsors academic conferences to examine issues of importance to the Army, collaborating with some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Recent partners included Georgetown, Princeton, Harvard, MIT, Columbia, University of Chicago, University of Miami, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Duke University, Florida International University and Queen's University in Canada.

To learn more about the Strategic Studies Institute go to their website - http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/

Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL)

The Collins Center Senior Symposium is an annual event that brings senior leaders together to discuss critical issues and provide direction on events that are currently affecting national security. The program is a part of our leader education and support to the DOD and other national security agencies. Foundation funds are used to support a dinner for a select number of US Army War College students to interact with the Distinguished Visitors attending the event and to provide an honorarium for the Distinguished Visitors.

CSL’s Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise is a critical part of the US Army War College education of International Fellows. Army War College Foundation funds support events and honoraria for the Ambassadors that support this event. This effort ensures continued Ambassador level support and maximum learning opportunities for the International students.




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

International Fellows Program (IFP)

Each year senior military officers from different countries are extended an invitation from the Chief of Staff of the United States Army to attend the U.S. Army War College. In academic year 2016 there are 79 International Fellows attending. The academic year is full of studying, research, and fellowship as these officers are exposed to and instructed in areas ranging from military concepts and doctrine to national and theater level strategies. AWCF is pleased to help support the International Fellows Program. These funds make it possible for the Fellows and their family members to attend: English-as-a-Second-Language classes (ESL), a mandated tour of Washington, DC as part of the Department of Defense Information Program policy, Lancaster County, Hershey Amusement Park, and Philadelphia, PA. Without the support of the Army War College Foundation these programs would not be available for the International families to improve their first-hand knowledge of U.S. culture and institutions through study and travel.

Strategic Leader Staff Ride of Gettysburg

The Strategic Leader Staff Ride of Gettysburg is a 3-day seminar designed to build leadership and teamwork. The program can be customized to meet the specific needs of any group and includes a strategic leadership and decision-making lab on the Gettysburg Battlefield, which we call a "staff ride." The concept of a "staff ride" originated in the Army in the 1880's and was used to teach various aspects of tactics and leadership to aspiring staff officers. Visiting a Civil War battlefield (originally on horseback, thus the term "staff ride") brought to life the importance of terrain, the interaction of battlefield commanders, tactics, leadership techniques, and command decisions. Also included are strategic topical seminars facilitated by the U.S. Army War College faculty and the participants interests.

Outstanding Alumnus Program

The Army War College Foundation office of Alumni Affairs accepts nominations for outstanding grads to be honored at a formal ceremony where candidates are inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame.

Military Family Program

The funding provides for the activities supporting the spouses and families of the current class or spouses of deployed USAWC graduates. The funds support family readiness materials, events and speakers.

SSI Conferences

The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) hosts 12-14 conferences and roundtables each year that support the Institute's Academic Engagement Programs. The funding provides honoraria and mementos for the academic conferences.

The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) is the U.S. Army's institute for geo-strategic and national security research and analysis. SSI conducts strategic research and analysis to support the U.S. Army War College curricula, provides direct analysis for Army and Department of Defense leadership, and serves as a bridge to the wider strategic community. SSI is composed of civilian research professors, uniformed military officers, and a professional support staff. All have extensive credentials and experience. SSI is divided into three components: the Art of War Department focuses on global, trans-regional, and functional issues, particularly those dealing with Army transformation; the Regional Strategy and Planning Department focuses on regional strategic issues; and the Academic Engagement Program creates and sustains partnerships with the global strategic community. In addition to its organic resources, SSI has a web of partnerships with strategic analysts around the world, including the foremost thinkers in the field of security and military strategy. SSI co-sponsors academic conferences to examine issues of importance to the Army, collaborating with some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Recent partners included Georgetown, Princeton, Harvard, MIT, Columbia, University of Chicago, University of Miami, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Duke University, Florida International University and Queen's University in Canada.

To learn more about the Strategic Studies Institute go to their website - http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/

Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL)

The Collins Center Senior Symposium is an annual event that brings senior leaders together to discuss critical issues and provide direction on events that are currently affecting national security. The program is a part of our leader education and support to the DOD and other national security agencies. Foundation funds are used to support a dinner for a select number of US Army War College students to interact with the Distinguished Visitors attending the event and to provide an honorarium for the Distinguished Visitors.

CSL’s Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise is a critical part of the US Army War College education of International Fellows. Army War College Foundation funds support events and honoraria for the Ambassadors that support this event. This effort ensures continued Ambassador level support and maximum learning opportunities for the International students.