INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM
Each year, approximately 80 senior international officers are invited to attend the U.S. Army War College. The academic year of study, research, and fellowship expose these officers to areas ranging from military concepts and doctrine to national and theater level strategies. Official funds generally provide for the International Fellows, but family member participation is also critical. Foundation funding makes it possible for family members to attend English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes and to accompany their student in the tour of Washington, DC and the U.S. Capitol as part of the Department of Defense Information Program. Additionally, these funds allow them to experience Lancaster County and Hersheypark, visit the Constitution Center, and see other historical and cultural sites around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This program improves the Fellows’ first-hand knowledge of U.S. culture and institutions through study and travel. Included in these funds are family member travel, guide service, tour admissions, and additional costs for lodging.
A gift from the USAWC Class of 1976 supports an annual lecture on facets of American life, role of the media, and principles of democracy. This gift honors former Commandant LTG DeWitt C. Smith, Jr., RES ’66, who was the founder of the International Fellows Program. Also included in this program is an annual lecture on facets of American life, role of the media, and principles of democracy funded by a gift from the USAWC Class of 1976 in honor of former Commandant LTG DeWitt C. Smith, Jr., RES ’66, who was the founder of the International Fellow program. Finally, an anonymous donor to the Foundation provides the International Fellows and their families a Philadelphia harbor cruise during each academic year.