The United States Army War College is a U. S. Army school located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, specifically in the historic Carlisle Barracks. It caters to high-level military personnel and civilians and prepares them for strategic leadership responsibilities. It is the most senior military educational institution for the U. S. military.
The War College is a split-functional institution. While a great deal of emphasis is placed on research, students are also instructed in Leadership, Strategy, and Joint-service/International operations. The College offers classes in a traditional environment as well as in a distance-learning format. The College is empowered to grant Master's degrees by the United States Congress.
According to U. S. Army regulation 10-44, the mission of the War College is to "To prepare selected military, civilian, and international leaders for the responsibilities of strategic leadership; educate current and future leaders on the development and employment of landpower in a joint, multinational and interagency environment; conduct research and publish on national security and military strategy; and engage in activities in support of the Army’s strategic communication efforts."
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