School of Advanced Military Studies- 25th Anniversary
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"When I think of SAMS (School of Advanced Military Studies) graduates I think of these qualities: individuals that are intellectually inquisitive, that are innovative, resourceful and empathetic. These qualities equip SAMS grads to perform effectively in the intergovernmental, interagency, the joint, combined, and coalition environment."
- Gen. Charles Campbell, commander, FORSCOM and senior active duty School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) graduate
What people are saying
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Year of the Noncommissioned Officer
"They were behind a plow one day, hunkered down behind a tank the next. Those with whom I fought alongside, few returned home, but I think about them every day… teenagers saving the world, aching for their mothers."
- Charles William Eubanks, a decorated Army veteran, who survived both the Normandy invasion and Battle of the Bulge
D-Day survivor: Memorial Day for remembering heroes
INFORMATION YOU CAN USE
- Early Bird News Site
- Information Papers with "2009 Army Posture Statement"
- Stories of Valor
- Army Public Affairs Portal
- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
- 2009 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2009 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates
2009: Year of the NCO
2009: Year of the Military Family
2009: 100th Anniversary of the Chaplain Assistant
- National Mental Health Month
- National Military Appreciation Month
- Asia Pacific American Heritage Month
May 24 - 31: National Hurricane Awareness Week
May 25: Memorial Day
School of Advanced Military Studies 25th Anniversary - 'Celebrating a Quarter Century of Excellence in Education' - May 20-21, 2009
What is it?
School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) educates the future leaders of our Armed Forces, our Allies, and the Interagency at the graduate level to be agile and adaptive leaders who think critically at the strategic and operational levels to solve complex ambiguous problems. The school consists of two programs: the Advanced Military Studies Program, a second year of intermediate, master's-level education and the Advanced Operational Art Studies Fellowship, a Senior Service College Fellowship. SAMS is a part of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
What has the Army done?
Since the first "pilot" class graduated in 1984, more than 1,700 SAMS graduates from 13 countries have played key roles in every major military operation since that time. Visionaries such as Gen. (R) William Richardson and Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Huba Wass de Czege produced the ideas that have enabled SAMS to educate many of the Army's top leaders. SAMS continues to adapt to operational requirements with curriculum updates, new faculty hires and the expansion of the program from six to nine seminars which is the largest single officer increase in the rich history of the school. The goal is to make the SAMS program as relevant as possible to meet the demands of the Army and Joint Forces which have been at war for more than seven years.
Why is this important to the Army?
SAMS has a proven record of providing the U.S. Army with the kind of officers needed to solve complex problems. After 25 years of excellence, SAMS is committed to providing our Army with the very best educated officers who are equally prepared for the challenges of the next quarter-century and more.
SAMS 25th Anniversary Web site
SAMS 25th Anniversary Special Features
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ABOUT THE ARMY
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- High court rejects claims against Ashcroft (USA)
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- Israel wants peace talks, Binyamin Netanyahu tells Barack Obama (GRD)
- Karzai brother 'survives attack' (BBC)
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