The United States Army Command and General Staff School during World War II: Transition to Necessity
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The courses of instruction presented at the Command and General Staff School during World War II have generally been dismissed as expedients, whose purpose was the production of large quantities of graduates to staff an expanding wartime Army. A corollary to this premise is that the quality of instruction was sacrificed to meet this goal. Additionally, the courses at Leavenworth that preceded the war are held is high esteem and have been the yardstick against which the wartime courses were measured. This study was a historical analysis of the United States Army Command and General Staff School during World War II. Its purpose was to examine the courses that preceded the conversion to a wartime curriculum, to determine how the staff courses made the transition from a peacetime to a wartime footing and how they changed during the war, to analyze the special purpose courses that supplemented the staff courses, to determine how the school administered the curriculum, and to determine if there are lessons from the wartime experience of the Command and General Staff School that are applicable to the educational needs of todays Army.
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