FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Feb. 22, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) headquarters staff kicked off a series of monthly "Professional Development Brown Bag Lunches," at the command's headquarters, Feb. 22.

The series features discussions, displays, and in some cases, personal reflections on the Army battles and campaigns for which the conference and meeting rooms in the headquarters are named.

More than 70 Soldiers and Army civilian employees attended the first session --- "The Liberation and Defense of Kuwait."

In establishing the program, Maj. Gen. Les Carroll, FORSCOM chief of staff said learning is a continuous process, and an important part of the development of members of the command's military and civilian staff.

"In the midst of all the critically important things we deal with every day, we must always remain in the 'learning mode,' said Carroll. "As Army professionals, whether in uniform or not, we must continue our professional development.

"We're here to learn about our history -- where we came from," said Lt. Col. Maurice Floyd, an Army Reserve advisor with the FORSCOM G2 (Intelligence) Directorate. "Legacy is what you leave behind -- heritage is where you came from, and the 187 campaign streamers displayed along with the Army Flag are a visual reminder of the accomplishments of the Army over the years."

Future lunch sessions will focus on battles and campaigns from the Revolutionary War to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.