Dean of Academics
Position Title: Dean of Academics
Term: 5 year renewable term
Location: Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Salary Range: $167,685 - $172,500 USD
The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College seeks a strong Dean of Academics to guide the institution as it continues its mission of educating the future leaders of the Army. The position concurrently serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the Army University, a university system organization that provides the academic governance umbrella for the rest of the Army’s training and education enterprise.
As the Dean of Academics, this position serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Command and General Staff College (CGSC). The Dean provides academic governance over the schools and programs that are a part of CGSC. They are responsible for the development and implementation of the educational policies and procedures necessary to achieve the academic objectives of the CGSC and its subordinate schools. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining the academic accreditations appropriate for the schools and programs within CGSC. These include regional accreditation to grant four master’s degrees and one bachelor’s degree, Joint accreditation for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I and II), and accreditation for Army Programs (MEL 4).
This position also serves as the Chief Academic Officer of Army University to provide academic expertise and support to the leadership as needed. Provides professional educational advice to the Commandant and Deputy Commandant of CGSC and to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of Army University. Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures at the enterprise level of Army University. Among these policies and procedures are those that govern students, faculty, academic program development and assessment. Provides leadership for new projects as directed by the Provost and Vice Chancellor.
The CGSC programs currently include the Command and General Staff School, the School of Advanced Military Studies, the School for Command Preparation, the Sergeants Major Academy, and the School for Professional Military Education of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation. The College serves over 7,000 students annually in its combined resident and non-resident populations. The faculty include civilian and active duty military with a full-time faculty of over 600 civilian and military, to include more than 90 faculty possessing a Ph.D. or other doctoral-level degree. The College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and grants graduate degrees to more than 300 students and undergraduate degrees to more than 200 students annually. The Dean of Academics oversees faculty recruiting, development, quality and retention; curriculum development; assessment and evaluation; accreditation; academic research, and academic outreach.
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Since its inception in 1881 as the School of Application for Cavalry and Infantry, the Command and General Staff College has evolved to meet the educational and operational needs of the United States Army.
CGSC exists to educate, train and develop leaders for Unified Land Operations in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational operational environment, and to advance the art and science of the Profession of Arms in support of Army operational requirements. On the main Fort Leavenworth (Kansas) campus, CGSC is a professional graduate school for mid-career and senior officers and government civilians working in the domain of military or national security affairs. On its Fort Bliss (Texas) branch campus, CGSC is a professional undergraduate school for senior U.S. and allied-nation noncommissioned officers enrolled in the Sergeants Major Course. CGSC external stakeholders include the U.S. Army, other U.S. and allied nation armed forces, associated agencies of the federal government and, ultimately, the citizens of the United States.
Within the Army structure, CGSC is aligned under Army University and the Combined Arms Center – both headquartered at Fort Leavenworth – and the Training and Doctrine Command located at Fort Eustis, VA. The same three-star general serving as CGSC Commandant also serves as Executive Vice Chancellor for Army University and the Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth. He reports directly to the four-star commander of US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Eustis, Virginia, who also serves as the Chancellor for Army University. The TRADOC commander reports directly to the Army Chief of Staff, who in turn answers to the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of Defense. Ultimately, the chain of authority extends to the President, the United States Congress, and the American public.
CGSC academic units occupy three of the U.S. Army’s most historic military installations in the continental United States.
CGSC’s main campus is located at Fort Leavenworth, KS, the Army’s longest continuously active post west of the Mississippi River. Established in 1827 on the bank of the Missouri River on a site visited during the Lewis and Clark expedition just over two decades earlier, Fort Leavenworth came to serve as a foremost training post during and after the Civil War. In 1881, the Commanding General of the Army, William T. Sherman, founded the School of Application for Cavalry and Infantry, an institution that evolved into the Command and General Staff College early in the Twentieth Century. In 1922, what was then known as the School of the Line became the Command and General Staff School (CGSS), today the largest school within CGSC.
Fort Benning, Georgia is home to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), a United States Department of Defense Institute created in the 2001 National Defense Authorization Act. Since its opening in 2001, WHINSEC has trained more than 19,000 students from 36 countries of the Western Hemisphere. The School of Professional Military Education (SPME), an element of WHINSEC, delivers the Command and General Staff Officers Course curriculum in Spanish as an additional degree-granting location of CGSC.
Fort Bliss, Texas is home to the Sergeants Major Academy (SGM-A), which was established on 1 July 1972 and began instruction in January 1973. The Sergeants Major Academy prepares senior non-commissioned officers (master sergeants and sergeants major) to elevate from a tactical level of thinking to an operational and strategic perspective thus preparing them for leadership positions in organizations executing unified land operations. In March 2018 the Sergeant Majors Academy became the fourth school of CGSC at the Fort Bliss branch campus.