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Educating the Army's Field Grade Officer and Recommendations for the Command and General Staff Officer Course

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[Technical Report, Monograph]

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U.S. Army School for Advanced Military Studies

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Standing guidance directs that the Command and General Staff Officer Course, delivered by the Command and General Staff School, must prepare students for their next ten years of service while simultaneously refocusing the officer corps from stability operations to large-scale combat operations to account for the resurgence in great power competition. Given this change in the environment and the Armys resulting shift in focus, how has the CGSS modified the curriculum of the CGSOC to produce field grade officers that are prepared to conduct large scale combat operations and for their next ten years of service The CGSS has adapted its curriculum to align with this shift in focus, however, several challenges remain that preclude the school from fully aligning with this shift in emphasis while also complying with its mandate to prepare officers for their next ten years of service. Using the lenses of history, theory, and doctrine illustrates that changes to the course are incomplete, that improvements to faculty composition and the courses design are necessary, and that our doctrine is not nested with practice.

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  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]