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Collins Center Update, Volume 16, Issue 3 (Summer 2014)

The Collins Center Update is a quarterly newsletter detailing the activities of the Center for Strategic Leadership and Development, The United States Army War College. Articles in this double issue include: "Senior Leader Staff Ride Program Update", "USAWC and Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) Drawdown Conference", "International Alumni Peace and Security Course (IAPSC)", "Wargame Looks at the Crisis in Ukraine", "The Futures Seminar", "Joint Land, Air and Sea Strategic Exercise Program Concludes 32nd Year with Largest Class", and "Strengthening the Professionalism of the Burkina Faso Armed Forces: Building a National Military Strategy." Open the publication

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Futures Seminar - The United States Army in 2025 and Beyond

Academic Year 2014 (AY14) marked the inaugural year for the Futures Seminar - an elective course offered to resident students during the Term II elective period (Feb-Mar 2014) at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC). The 17 students who participated in the Futures Seminar were a true cross-section of the Army. Active duty, Army Reserve, Army National Guard and Department of the Army Civilians - the class was well represented across all segments and greatly benefited from the diversity of ideas as well as experiences. But all the students did share one common belief - that the Army once again stands at a transition point; now is the time for honest introspection and bold ideas. These papers represent 17 different recommendations by 17 different Army War College Students. In their words they look to add one small bit of perspective to one small piece of the very large question, "What kind of Army will we need in 2025 and beyond?" Open the publication


Collins Center Update Volume 16, Issues 1 and 2 (Fall 2013 and Winter 2014)

The Collins Center Update is a quarterly newsletter detailing the activities of the Center for Strategic Leadership and Development, United States Army War College. Articles in this double issue include: "CSLD Hosts Inaugural Senior Leaders Seminar Phase II Pilot Course", "Wargame Considers Policy Options for Afghanistan beyond 2014", "Wargame Examines Ways to Assist Iraq in Becoming Secure, Stable, and Self Reliant", "Combined/Joint Force Land Component Commander (C/JFLCC) Course 2-14", "Senior Leader Staff Ride Program Concludes Another Successful Year", and "International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise Program Continues to Expand and Adapt." Open the publication

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Senior Leader Seminar

Senior Leader Seminar (SLS): Senior Leader Development Course, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The Program, initiated by Senior Leader Development (SLD), Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) and resourced by the Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), will enhance the preparation of select Colonels and Department of the Army Civilians (GS15) for assignments to key positions as advisors and staff officers to general officers and senior civilian leaders.

This course is an extension of their career-long professional development; focusing on contemporary issues facing the Army at the National level, in an ever more challenging joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) environment. Developed as a complement to the Army's Strategic Leader Development Program (ASLDP) for general officers, SLS is comparable to pre-command course preparation for select senior leaders designated to serve in critical National level assignments. It provides an opportunity for participants to gain knowledge, insights, skills, and abilities for successfully navigating the vague, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous political terrain that they are about to enter, in executing their own duties, as well as advising, assisting, and supporting the Army's strategic leadership. Points of contact at SLD Branch, CSLD, USAWC are Prof (COL [R]) Al Bourque, alan.bourque@us.army.mil; Prof (COL [R]) James Wade (Jim) Shufelt, james.w.shufelt3.civ@mail.mil; and Mr. Pat Cohn, patrick.cohn@us.army.mil

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