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.


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