CGSC Circular 350-1U.S. Army Command and General Staff CollegeCatalogU.S. Army Command and General Staff College100 Stimson AvenueFort Leavenworth, Kansas, 66027-2301Academic Year 2015-2016CGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 2016)Page i

The Command and General Staff College CrestThe Command and General Staff College crest is based on the Leavenworth family coat of arms.It was designed in 1907 by Captain Henry E. Eames, 10th Infantry, an instructor in the Department ofEngineering of the General Service School. In 1925, the Secretary of War approved the followingdescription.BLAZONRYShield: Argent, a chevron azure between three lamps of the like, flamed proper.Crest: On a wreath of the colors (argent and azure), an eagle displayed proper in his beak a scrollbearing the word "Leavenworth" gules.Motto: Ad bellum pace parati (prepared in peace for war).The chevron indicates the martial character of the College while the three lamps symbolize study andlearning and the three-part Active Army, Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve.The eagle crest is the national emblem perched with extended wings to indicate alertness.The helmet indicates a gentleman or knight while the red mantling with the colors of the shieldcompletes the national colors.The colors used indicate:Argent (silver-white)—purityAzure (blue)—justiceOr (golden, yellow)—nobilityGules (red)—valorCGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 2016)Page ii

ForwardEstablished at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1881, the U.S. Army Command and General StaffCollege (CGSC) exists to educate, train and develop leaders for Unified Land Operations in a Joint,Interagency, Intergovernmental, Multinational operational environment; and to advance the art andscience of the profession of arms in support of Army operational requirements.This catalog outlines CGSC academic policies and programs, provides administrative information,and establishes the responsibilities and obligations of both students and the institution.The policies, courses of study, and academic requirements appearing herein were in effect at thetime of publication (January 2016). This catalog is published for informational purposes only.Although every effort is made to insure catalog accuracy, the College reserves the right to change,eliminate, and add to any existing – or introduce new – policies, courses of study, and academicrequirements.CGSC maintains three accreditations. The Higher Learning Commission accredits CGSC to grantthe Master of Military Art and Science (MMAS) degree to eligible Command and General StaffOfficer Course (CGSOC), Advanced Military Studies Program (AMSP) and Advanced StrategicLeadership Studies Program (ASLSP) students. The Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff accredits CGSCto award Joint Professional Military Education Phase I (JPME Phase I) to graduates of theCommand and General Staff Officers Course. In 2016, CGSC seeks initial accreditation to begingranting JPME Phase II credit to graduates of SAMS’ Advanced Strategic Leadership Program(ASLSP). The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) accredits CGSC to providethe Army Professional Military Education (PME) described herein. CGSC accreditation processesare discussed further in Chapter 6.--Inquiries regarding catalog content should be submitted to the U.S. Army Command and GeneralStaff College, Office of the Registrar, Lewis and Clark Center, 100 Stimson Avenue, FortLeavenworth, Kansas 66027-2301. Phone: (913) 684-2540/2738 or DSN 552-2540/2738.Digital copy available on the CGSC public website ents/cace/350-1 CGSCCatalog.pdfCGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 2016)Page iii

U.S. Army Command & General Staff College CatalogTable of ContentsForwardUSACGSC Organization . . ixChapter 1. Introduction to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff CollegeA.B.C.D.E.F.G.Introduction .Mission Vision .Strategic Priorities .Educational Principles .CGSC Learning Outcomes .Academic Governance in a CGSC Context .Chapter 2. CGSC Administration and StaffA. Commandant .B. Deputy Commandant C. Assistant Deputy Commandant .D. Dean of Academics .E. Chief of Staff .F. Office of the Dean of Academics .G. Designated and Honorary Chairs H. College Primary Staff I. College Special Staff .J. Standing Committees and Boards .(1) CGSC Advisory Committee(2) CGSC Academic Review Board(3) Staff and Faculty Council(4) Graduate Faculty Council(5) Faculty Promotion BoardsK. Navy, USMC, and Air Force Elements Chapter 3. The CGSC Graduate Degree ProgramA. The Master in Military Arts and Science .B. MMAS Admission Requirements .C. MMAS Program Requirements . D. Focus Areas . .CGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 2-62-62-73-13-13-23-2Page iv

Chapter 4. Academic FreedomA. Statement on Academic Freedom B. Responsibilities .C. CGSC Non-Attribution Policy 4-14-14-2Chapter 5. CGSC Grading and Academic Ethics PoliciesA. CGSC Grading Policy B. Statement on Academic Ethics C. Key Definitions D. Reporting Procedures and Responsibilities .5-15-25-25-4Chapter 6. CGSC Processes Bearing on Education QualityA. CGSC Accountable Instruction System (AIS) .B. CGSC Faculty Development Program .C. CGSC’s Three Accreditations (Higher Learning Commission, Joint, Army) . .6-16-16-3Chapter 7. The Command and General Staff School (CGSS)A. CGSS Mission and Organization . .B. CGSS Academic Program and Courses . .C. CGSOC Preparatory Courses .D. CGSOC Common Core (CC) Course Outcomes and TLOs .E. CGSOC Common Core (CC) Block Descriptions and Lesson Titles F. CGSOC Advanced Operations Course (AOC) Outcomes and TLOs . .G. CGSOC AOC Block Descriptions and Lesson Titles . .H. CGSOC Electives (Resident Program) .I. CGSOC Resident Class and Staff Group Composition .J. CGSOC Resident Student Advising .K. CGSOC Student Awards .L. CGSOC Delivered by the CGSS Department of Distance Education (DDE) . M. CGSOC at the School for Professional Military Education, WHINSEC pter 8. The School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS)A. SAMS Mission and Academic Programs . .B. The Advanced Military Studies Program (AMSP) .C. The Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program (ASLSP) .D. The Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program (ASP3) .E. SAMS Program Selection Processes .F. SAMS Pedagogies and Student Evaluations G. SAMS Student Advising H. SAMS Student Awards and Honors 8-28-28-68-98-108-118-128-12CGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 2016)Page v

Chapter 9. The School for Command Preparation (SCP)-- An Introduction to SCP’s Mission and Academic Programs A. Battalion Pre-Command / Command Sergeant Major Course (BN PCC/CSMC).B. Brigade Pre-Command / CSM Course (BDE PCC/CSMC) . .C. Command Team Spouse Development Program – BN (CTSDP-BN) . .D. Command Team Spouse Development Program – BDE (CTSDP-BDE) . .E. Tactical Commanders Development Program (TCDP) F. Brigade Command Tactical Commanders Development Program (BCTCDP) G. Command Sergeants Major Development Program (CSMDP-BN) H. Command Sergeants Major Development Program (CSMDP-BDE) .I. Company Commander / First Sergeant Pre-Command Course (CCFSPCC) .J. Deputy Commanding General Course (DCG Course) .9-19-29-39-49-59-59-69-79-79-89-9Chapter 10. Academic Evaluation Reports and TranscriptsA. Academic Evaluation Reports for CGSOC, AMSP, and ASLSP Students 10-1B. CGSC Transcripts . 10-1Chapter 11. Educational Support Facilities, Guest Speakers, and Extracurricular ActivitiesA.B.C.D.E.F.G.H.I.J.Instructional Facilities .Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library (ISCARL) Non-Resident CGSOC Instructional Facilities . .The Learning Resource Center (LRC) .Digital Leader Development Center Facilities . .Mission Command Network (MCNet) . .CGSC use of Blackboard .Bookstore .Guest Speaker Program .Extracurricular Activities .11-111-211-311-311-411-411-511-511-511-5Chapter 12. CGSC Scholars Program . 12-1Chapter 13. CGSC Interagency Exchange and Interagency Fellows ProgramsA. Introduction . 13-1B. CGSC Interagency Exchange Program . 13-1C. CGSC Interagency Fellowship Program . 13-2Chapter 14. CGSC Outreach ProgramsA. Partnerships and Programs with Other Universities . 14-1B. International Outreach 14-2Chapter 15. CGSC International Students and the International Military StudentDivision (IMSD) . 15-1CGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 2016)Page vi

FiguresFigure 1: CGSC Organizational Diagram Figure 2: CGSC’s Accountable Instructional System Figure 3: CGSC’s Faculty Development Program .Figure 4: CGSC Accreditation Programs Figure 5: Command and General Staff School Organization .Figure 6: Command and General Staff Officers Course (Resident) .Figure 7: CGSOC Resident Class Profile Figure 8: CGSOC Common Core (Distributed Learning) .Figure 9: CGSOC Advanced Operations Course (Distributed Learning) .Figure 10: Resident and Non-Resident CGSOC Timelines .Figure 11: Advanced Military Studies Program (AMSP) .Figure 12: Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program (ASLSP) Figure 13: Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program (ASP3) Program TablesTable 1: Command and General Staff Officers Course (CGSOC) Table 2: CGSOC Common Core Purpose, Course Outcomes, andTerminal Learning Objectives (TLOs) .Table 3: CGSOC Advanced Operations Course (AOC) Purpose,Course Outcomes and TLOs Table 4: SAMS Academic Programs Table 5: The Advanced Military Studies Program (AMSP) Purpose,Course Outcomes and TLOs Table 6: The Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program(ASLSP) Purpose, Course Outcomes, and TLOs .Table 7: Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program (ASP3) Purpose and CourseExpectations . .Table 8: SCP Programs and Courses .Table 9: Battalion PCC / CSM Course Purpose and Learning Outcomes Table 10: Brigade PCC / CSM Course Purpose and Learning Outcomes Table 11: Command Team Spouse Program (BN) Purpose and LOs .Table 12: Command Team Spouse Program (BDE) Purpose and LOs Table 13: Tactical Commanders Development Program (TCDP) Purpose and LearningOutcomes .Table 14: Brigade TCDP Purpose and Learning Outcomes .Table 15: CSM Development Program (BN) Purpose and LOs .Table 16: Brigade CSM Development Program Purpose and LOs .Table 17: Company Commander / First Sergeant Pre-Command Course Purpose andLearning Outcomes .Table 18: Deputy Commanding General Course Purpose and Learning Outcomes CGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 79-89-89-9Page vii

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U.S. Army Command and General Staff CollegeOrganization--- CGSC Command Group --CommandantLieutenant General Robert B. BrownDeputy CommandantBrigadier General John S. KemAssistant Deputy CommandantColonel Leona C. KnightDean of AcademicsDr. Wendell C. KingAssociate Dean: Dr. James B. MartinChief of StaffMr. Jeffrey P. LaMoe--- CGSC Schools --Command and General Staff School (CGSS)Director: Colonel Douglas C. CardinaleDeputy Director: Mr. Marvin L. NickelsDirector for Academic Operations: Lieutenant Colonel Andrew S. McIntyreSchool of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS)Director: Colonel Henry A. (Hank) Arnold, IIIDeputy Director, Academics: Dr. Gerald S. GormanDeputy Director, Program Manager: Mr. Richard J. DixonSchool for Command Preparation (SCP)Director: Colonel Scott D. KingDeputy Director: Mr. Mark E. McKnight--- CGSC Service Elements --U.S. Air Force Element (AFELM)Director: Colonel Lee G. Gentile, USAFDeputy Director: Mr. Dirk M. HutchisonU.S. Navy Element (NAVELM)Director: Captain Trent S. Lennard, USNDeputy Director: Commander Scott N. Richardson, USNU.S. Marine Corps Element (MCELM)Director: Colonel Jay E. Johnson, USMCDeputy Director: Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell Hoines, USMCCGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 2016)Page ix

--- CGSC Distinguished Chairs --The Commandant’s Distinguished Chair of Interagency & Multinational StudiesDr. Ralph O. Doughty, Major General (Retired)Deputy: Mr. Timothy O’HaganThe Commandant’s Distinguished Chair of National Intelligence StudiesDr. John G. Breen, Central Intelligence AgencyThe Commandant’s Distinguished Chair of DiplomacyMr. Matthew P. Roth, Department of StateThe Commandant’s Distinguished Chair of Defense IntelligenceMr. Gustav A. Otto, Defense Intelligence AgencyThe Ike Skelton Distinguished Chair of the Art of War StudiesDr. Dean A. NowowiejskiGeneral of the Armies George C. Marshall Chair of Military HistoryDr. James H. Willbanks--- Office of the Dean of Academics -Associate Dean for Academics and Quality Assuranceand head of CGSC’s Academic Outreach Program (AOP)Dr. James B. MartinDirectorate of Graduate Degree Programs (GDP)Director: Dr. Robert F. BaumannIke Skelton Combined Arms Research Library (CARL)Director: Mr. Edwin B. BurgessDeputy Director: Ms. Pamela S. BennettDigital Leader Development Center (DLDC)Director: Mr. Steven L. DavisDeputy Director: Mr. Jeffrey W. LeserQuality Assurance Office (QAO)Director: Dr. Rhoda E. RisnerAccreditation Coordination Division (ACD)Director: Mr. William E. BassettRegistrar (REG)Registrar: Dr. Thomas E. CrevistonAssociate Registrar: Ms. Jennifer A. BrooksAcademic OperationsChief: Major Jesse J. Iglesias, Jr.CGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 2016)Page x

--- CGSC College Staff --OperationsDirector: Mr. James R. HevelDirectorate of Educational Technology (DOET)Director: Mr. Lynn W. RolfDeputy Director: Ms. Cheryl H. BesterTechnology Director: Lieutenant Colonel Frank D. McKinnisHuman ResourcesDirector:Ms. Emily R. MattesonDeputy Director: Major Nathaniel J. “Nate” ArnoldLogisticsDirector: Mr. James L. Henderson--- CGSC Special Staff --Directorate of Reserve Component ProgramsLieutenant Colonel Phillip C. “Chad” Durbin, ARNGLieutenant Colonel John T. Schulte, USARCGSC Military Law OfficeSenior, Military Law Office: Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer C. ClarkJunior, Military Law Office: Major John T. TutterowCGSC ChaplainChaplain (Major) Brian D. Curry--- CGSC Support from the Combined Arms Center --International Military Student Division (IMSD)Chief: Mr. James F. FainDeputy Chief: Mr. Steven O’DellResource Management (RM)Mr. Michael D. HanleyCGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 2016)Page xi

The U.S. Army Command and General Staff Collegeis a subordinate organization of Army University,within which CGSC is one of three regionallyaccredited institutions. Army University spanseducation and training institutions across the Army,and is headquartered at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.In the diagram to the immediate right, LieutenantGeneral Robert B. Brown serves concurrently as:(a) Commanding General, Combined Arms Centerand Fort Leavenworth; (b) Executive ViceChancellor, Army University; and (c) Commandant,U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.Similarly, Brigadier General John S. Kem servesconcurrently as: (a) Provost, Army University; and(b) Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army Command andGeneral Staff College.Figure 1 (immediately below) reflects theorganization and current leadership of CGSC.CGSC Circular 350-1 College Catalog (January 2016)Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff(The Pentagon, Washington, DC)Chief of Staff, U.S. Army(The Pentagon, Washington, DC)Commanding General,U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command(Fort Eustis, VA)Commanding General,Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworthwho also serves asExec. Vice Chancellor, Army University(Fort Leavenworth, KS)Commandant / Deputy CommandantCommand and General Staff College(Fort Leavenworth, KS)Page xii

Chapter 1An Introduction to theU.S. Army Command and General Staff CollegeA. Introduction. Since its inception in 1881 as theSchool of Application for Infantry and Cavalry, theCommand and General Staff College has evolved tomeet the educational and operational needs of theUnited States Army. Today, CGSC is comprised ofthree schools offering the following courses: The Command and General Staff School(CGSS) delivers the ten-month Command andGeneral Staff Officers Course (CGSOC) inresidence at Fort Leavenworth, KS, to just over1,300 U.S. military officers, international military officers, and interagency partners each academicyear. Additionally, the School teaches CGSOC Common Core to 960 students at four satellitecampuses, and the CGSOC Common Core and Advanced Operations Course (AOC) via distancelearning (DL) to approximately 5,300 active and reserve component officers around the world.Chapter 7 details the CGSS and its delivery of CGSOC. The School for Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) provides the Advanced Military StudiesProgram (AMSP) to 144 officers, most of whom just graduated from CGSOC; and the AdvancedStrategic Leadership Studies Program (ASLSP) for 16 Senior Service College-select U.S. officers,international officers, and U.S. agency partners. SAMS also manages officer enrollment in acivilian Ph.D. program called the Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program (ASP3) for asmall group of carefully selected senior Army strategic planners and future leaders. Chapter 8characterizes each program. The School for Command Preparation (SCP) provides continuing education courses for theArmy’s future battalion and brigade commanders, command sergeants major, and their spouses.SCP’s important mission and ten courses are characterized in Chapter 9.Other College-level academic programs of note include CGSC’s Graduate Degree Program(Chapter 3), CGSC Scholars (Chapter 12), the Interagency Exchange / Interagency FellowsPrograms (Chapter 13), and Outreach Programs and partnerships with other institutions of higherlearning (Chapter 14). CGSC features one of the finest research libraries in the Department ofDefense (Chapter 11). Learning infrastructure improvements since the opening of the Lewis andClark Center in 2007 (photo above) include 153 video teleconference-capable classrooms withsmart-board technology, wireless access, and Mission Command Network (MCNet) work-