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Encyclopedia > Command and General Staff College
U.S. Army Command & General Staff College

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Allegiance Federal
Garrison/HQ Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

The Command and General Staff College (C&GSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is a United States Army facility that functions as a graduate school for U.S. military leaders. It was originally established in 1881 as a school for infantry and cavalry. Image File history File linksMetadata LeavenworthCrest. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The government of the United States of America, established by the U.S. Constitution, is... In 1827, Colonel Henry Leavenworth established a post on the bluffs overlooking the western bank of the Missouri River to protect the fur trade, safeguard commerce on the Santa Fe Trail and maintain the peace among the inhabitants. ... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... In 1827, Colonel Henry Leavenworth established a post on the bluffs overlooking the western bank of the Missouri River to protect the fur trade, safeguard commerce on the Santa Fe Trail and maintain the peace among the inhabitants. ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Infantry are soldiers who fight primarily on foot with small arms in organized military units, though they may be transported to the battlefield by horses, ships, automobiles, skis, or other means. ... French Republican Guard - May 8, 2005 celebrations Cavalry (from French cavalerie) were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback in combat. ...


The development of the college has been parallel with the increasing professionalization of the U.S. Army, reaching its present form in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Mission Statement

The US Army Command & General Staff School educates and trains intermediate level Army Officers, International Officers, Sister Service Officers, and Interagency leaders prepared to operate in full spectrum Army, joint, interagency, and multinational operations as field grade commanders and staff officers.


Notable CGSC alumni

Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was one of the main U.S. Army field commanders in North Africa and Europe during World War II and a General of the Army of the United States Army. ... Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. ... Joseph Lawton Collins Joseph Lightning Joe Lawton Collins (1 May 1896 – 12 September 1987) was a general of the United States Army. ... Mark Wayne Clark was an American general during World War II and the Korean War. ... Wesley Kanne Clark (born December 23, 1944) is a retired four-star general of the United States Army. ... Robert Lawrence Eichelberger (9 March 1886 – 26 September 1961) was a general in the United States Army, who commanded the US Eighth Army in the Pacific during World War II. Eichelberger was born at Urbana, Ohio, on 9 March 1886. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953-1961). ... James Maurice Jumpin Jim Gavin (born as James Nally Ryan; March 22, 1907-February 23, 1990 rose to the rank of Lieutenant General in the United States Army. ... Lewis Blaine Hershey (September 12, 1893 - May 20, 1977) was the second Director of the Selective Service System, the means by which the United States administers its military conscription. ... William M. Hoge ( –29 October 1979) was a general of the United States Army. ... Clarence R. Huebner was a general of the United States Army. ... Joseph Richards Essigs portrait of General Johnson Harold Keith Johnson (February 22, 1912 - September 24, 1983) was a U.S. general. ... Paul Kagame (born October 23, 1957) is the current President of Rwanda and the founder of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. ... General(R)Jehangir Karamat as Ambassador of Pakistan to USA General Jehangir Karamat is currently the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America. ... General Robert Kirigston entered the Army as an enlisted soldier in November 1948. ... Gaafar Muhammad an-Nimeiry (otherwise known as Jaafar Nimeiry, Gaafar Nimeiry or Gafar Muhammad an-Numayri; born 1 January 1930) (Arabic: جعفر محمد النميري) was the President of Sudan from 1971 to 1985. ... Nguyen Hop Doan (1928-2002) was to be the last Mayor of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam and Governor of Gia Dinh Province, before the reunification of Vietnam under the Communist party in 1975. ... Official language Vietnamese Capital Saigon Last President Duong Van Minh Last Prime Minister Vu Van Mau Area  - Total  - % water 173,809 km² N/A Population  - Total  - Density 19,370,000 (1973 est. ... Nguyen Khanh Nguyen Khanh (1927-) was a former Chief of State and Prime minister of South Vietnam. ... Official language Vietnamese Capital Saigon Last President Duong Van Minh Last Prime Minister Vu Van Mau Area  - Total  - % water 173,809 km² N/A Population  - Total  - Density 19,370,000 (1973 est. ... Lieutenant General William Gus Pagonis was the director of Logistics during the Gulf War of 1991 and is widely recognized for his logistical achievements particularly during Desert Storm. ... Colin Luther Powell (pronounced Coe-lin, born April 5, 1937) was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving from January 20, 2001 to January 26, 2005 under President George W. Bush. ... Elwood Richard Pete Quesada (b. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Bernard Rodgers is a retired American general who served as NATOs Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Commander in Chief, United States European Command from July 1, 1979 to June 26, 1987. ... GEN Carl E. Vuono Carl Edward Vuono, General, US Army, Ret. ... General William Westmoreland William Childs Westmoreland (born March 26, 1914, Spartanburg County, South Carolina) is a retired United States General who commanded US military operations in the Vietnam War from 1964_68 and served as US Army Chief of Staff from 1968 to 1972. ...

External link

  • Official website

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KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 30, 200 — The Afghan Command and General Staff College held a ceremony Oct. 28 marking the start of the first class to attend this school meant for generals in the Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army.
Robert Durbin, commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, addresses Afghan generals during the ceremony marking the beginning of the first-ever Afghan Command and General Staff College class.
General officers from the Afghan National Police and the Afghan National Army will attend this six-month course designed to give these leaders the strategic tools they need to effectively lead their forces.
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