School of Strategic Land Power

The School of Strategic Landpower’s educational programs (resident and distance) develop strategic leaders by providing a strong foundation of wisdom, grounded in mastery of the profession of arms, and by serving as a crucible for educating future leaders in the analysis, evaluation, and refinement of professional expertise in war, strategy, operations, national security, resource management, and responsible command.
  •  AY17 Defense Management Directive

    AY17 Defense Management Directive

    AY17 Defense Management Course Directive Prof Louis G Yuengert Course Directive by the US Army War College "Successful warfighting and other military operations do not occur without well-trained, properly equipped, and doctrinally sound forces. National security professionals invest the time to understand how the Joint community and Services develop, train, resource, equip, and sustain military forces. Defense Management (DM) is the course devoted to the study of the processes and systems within the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) that develop and produce trained and ready forces and their resultant capabilities for employment by Combatant Commanders."
    • Published On: 2/14/2017
  •  Campaign Planning Handbook AY17

    Campaign Planning Handbook AY17

    Campaign Planning Handbook AY17 COL Douglas W Bennett, COL Tarn D Warren Publication from the US Army War College, Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations, School of Strategic Landpower "The purpose of this document is to assist United States Army War College students during the Theater Strategy and Campaigning (TSC) course. It also serves to assist commanders, planners, and other staff officers in combatant commands (CCMD), joint task forces (JTF), and service component commands. It supplements joint doctrine and contains elements of emerging doctrine as practiced globally by joint force commanders (JFCs). It portrays a way to apply doctrine and emerging doctrine at the higher levels of joint command, with a primary emphasis at the combatant command level."
    • Published On: 11/21/2016
  •  AY17 Theater Strategy and Campaigning Course Directive

    AY17 Theater Strategy and Campaigning Course Directive

    AY17 Theater Strategy and Campaigning Course Directive COL Douglas W Bennett, Dr Richard A Lacquement Jr Course Directive by the US Army War College "Theater Strategy and Campaigning focuses on the study of strategic and operational art to employ the military instrument of national power in pursuit of achieving national goals. This course explores and evaluates U.S. military ways and means to connect operational efforts to strategic ends (policy aims) through the understanding, analysis, synthesis and application of doctrine, organizations, and concepts, translated into theater strategies and campaign plans to conduct joint, unified, and multinational operations. TSC also maintains complementary links with the Regional Studies Program (RSP) to emphasize contemporary application of U.S. operational doctrine in relation to U.S. national security interests in specific regions."
    • Published On: 11/21/2016
  •  AY17 National Security Policy and Strategy Course Directive

    AY17 National Security Policy and Strategy Course Directive

    AY17 National Security Policy and Strategy Course Directive COL Robert E Hamilton, Dr Richard A Lacquement Jr Course Directive by the US Army War College "The National Security Policy and Strategy (NSPS) course focuses on national security policies and the strategies that put them into operation. It examines the elements that underpin national security policy and strategy, including the international and domestic environments, the American political system, national security policy and strategy formulation, the instruments of national power, and the processes employed by the United States Government for integrating and synchronizing those instruments to formulate national security policies and strategies in the pursuit of national security objectives..."
    • Published On: 10/21/2016
  •  AY 17 Strategic Leadership Course Directive

    AY 17 Strategic Leadership Course Directive

    AY 17 Strategic Leadership Course Directive Dr Richard A Lacquement Jr, Dr George J Woods III Course Directive by the US Army War College "The Strategic Leadership course of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) resident core curriculum is designed to introduce you to the concepts to effectively leadwithin the national security environment through an examination of responsible command, leadership, and management practices. Although generally applicable to the broader national security environment, it focuses on the integration of the military instrument of national power with emphasis on challenges faced in the development, sustainment, and application of Landpower."
    • Published On: 9/22/2016
  •  AY17 Theory of War and Strategy Course Directive

    AY17 Theory of War and Strategy Course Directive

    AY17 Theory of War and Strategy Course Directive Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Richard A Lacquement Jr Course Directive by the US Army War College "This course, which is the bedrock of the U.S. Army War College curriculum, introduces students to the theory of war and strategy. Theory, defined as a body of ideas and principles, provides a basis for the study of a particular subject and offers a framework within which professional discussions can occur. Theory generates and defines the common language that facilitates communication. It provides ways to think about issues. Theory also may provide advice on solving problems..."
    • Published On: 8/24/2016
  •  AY17 Introduction to Strategic Studies and Global Security Symposium

    AY17 Introduction to Strategic Studies and Global Security Symposium

    AY17 Introduction to Strategic Studies Course and Global Security Symposium Dr Richard A Lacqument Jr, Cdr Michelle Daigle Winegardner Course Directive by the US Army War College
    • Published On: 8/12/2016
  •  Strategic Leadership Primer: 3rd Edition

    Strategic Leadership Primer: 3rd Edition

    Strategic Leadership Primer: 3rd Edition Dr Stephen J Gerras Publication by the US Army War College, Department of Command, Leadership, and Management, School of Strategic Landpower, US Army War College Press, Strategic Studies Institute "General Marshall is alleged to have made this observation as he reflected upon his early years as Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) in the beginning months of World War II. Marshall apparently believed his previous education, training, and experience had not adequately prepared him for high-level leadership As the CSA, his success depended upon his ability to persuade influential people and organizations, both in and out of government, to employ their efforts on behalf of his vision of a winning wartime strategy and to mobilize the Army to make that strategy a reality..."
    • Published On: 6/25/2010
  •  Campaign Planning Handbook AY23

    Campaign Planning Handbook AY23

    Campaign Planning Handbook AY23 Col. Keith Burkepile Publication from the US Army War College, Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations, the US Army War College Press, and the School of Strategic Landpower "The purpose of this document is to assist United States Army War College students during the Military Strategy and Campaigning (MSC) course. It also serves to assist commanders, planners, and other staff officers in combatant commands (CCMD), joint task forces (JTF), and service component commands. It supplements joint doctrine and contains elements of emerging doctrine as practiced globally by joint force commanders (JFCs). It portrays a way to apply draft doctrine awaiting signature, published doctrine, and emerging concepts, all at the higher levels of joint command, with a primary emphasis at the combatant-command level."
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