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Senior Leader Seminar (SLS)

SLS is a one-week leader development course that enhances the education of select senior Army colonels (generally 23 - 26 years of service), GS15 Department of the Army civilians and nominative position CSMs/SGMs who are either currently assigned, or projected for assignment, to key positions as advisors and staff officers for general officers and senior civilian leaders. The course also hosts select GS 15 federal civilians from across the U.S. interagency. The SLS offers an experience that is both broadening and educational, focused on increasing attendee preparation for service at the National level. The SLS is comprised of presentations and seminar sessions, facilitated by the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) faculty and mentored by a retired three star general officer senior facilitator. The SLS utilizes notable strategic level commentators from joint military, interagency, inter-governmental, non-governmental, media and academic communities to address current and future leadership, management, strategic and security issues. The course is offered twice annually at an off-site location.


Senior Leader Seminar Phase II (SLS PII)

The SLS-Phase II Course is conducted twice annually at Carlisle Barracks, PA in CSL's Collins Hall facility and includes two off-site trips to Washington, DC and New York City, NY. The Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) General Officer Management Office (GOMO) invites 12 participants to attend the course based on guidance from the Chief of Staff of the Army.

The SLS-Phase II Course is a thirty day strategic leader development course designed to educate select U.S. Army Colonels and Brigadier Generals to improve their strategic-mindedness and strategic-level oral and written communication skills. SLS-Phase II employs both academic and experiential learning activities, with an emphasis on the latter. The course delivers its curriculum through plenary session presentations, seminar discussions and case studies. SLS-Phase II utilizes notable and talented strategic level commentators from joint military, interagency, inter-governmental, non-governmental, business, media, and academic communities to address contemporary and future leadership, management, strategic and security issues. The curriculum is imbued with periods of diverse high-level thought, discussion, and performance. It inserts rigor, realism, and professional risk in the course through actual engagement with the press, media, Congress, industry, and other strategic actors. Students are mentored by a team comprised of a retired four star general officer Strategic Facilitator and a retired three star general officer Strategic Coach. Students are continuously assessed and coached on developmental areas to improve their strategic knowledge, skills, and abilities Course completion requirements includes: writing a persuasive paper for grade and oral defense before a select academic board, successful execution of several oral presentations on topics relating to Strategic Landpower, and successful delivery of their "best military advice" (orally and in writing) while role playing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on a simulated intractable international issue for consideration by the POTUS and NSC.


Executive Leader Course (ELC)

The Executive Leader Course (ELC) is a two-week course that enhances the education of senior nominative-position Command Sergeants Major/Sergeants Major who are either currently assigned to, or projected for assignment to key positions as senior enlisted advisors and staff sergeants major at the 1-2 star command (executive) level. The ELC offers an experience that is both broadening and educational, focused on increasing attendee preparation for service at the executive and strategic levels. The course is offered twice annually at Carlisle Barracks, PA in CSL's Collins Hall facility and includes an off-site trip to Washington, DC.


For information on Senior Leader Seminar Courses or the Executive Leader Course contact:

Professor Alan Bourque
(717) 245-3830
alan.g.bourque.civ@mail.mil
Professor Jim Shufelt
(717)245-3366
james.w.shufelt3.civ@mail.mil


Combined Joint Force Land Component Commander Course (C/JFLCC)

The Combined/Joint Force Land Component Commander (C/JFLCC) Course is a senior warfighting professional continuing education program held at U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, three times each year. This course is owned and controlled by the Chief of Staff of the Army who delegates execution to the Commandant, US Army War College. The C/JFLCC Course prepares one-, two, and three-star officers of all four Services, and equivalent members of the Senior Executive Service, the Senior Foreign Service, and international officers for theater-level land component combat leadership and advisory positions in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) environment. Specifically, the course is tailored to provide future functional component commanders with a broad perspective of the operational and strategic levels of war across the range of military operations (to include traditional and irregular warfare). These commanders will need to plan, prepare for, and execute land-centric operations that: provide the joint force and coalition commanders with capabilities to achieve policy objectives through sustained land dominance; in conjunction with air, maritime, and special operations functional commands. This seminar-based course is guided by highly qualified expert-senior mentors, who are battle-tested, retired general officers that have previously served as joint and combined force land component commanders.

For information on the Combined Joint Force Land Component Commander Course please contact:

Dr. Gregory L. Cantwell
(717) 245-3235
gregory.l.cantwell.civ@mail.mil


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