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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Challenges lie ahead for CGSC graduates

  • The U.S. military mission in Iraq has been declared over and troops are being drawn down in Afghanistan. But in many ways, the hardest work for the most recent graduates of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College still lies ahead of them. That’s according to Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, ...
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  • The U.S. military mission in Iraq has been declared over and troops are being drawn down in Afghanistan. But in many ways, the hardest work for the most recent graduates of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College still lies ahead of them.
    That’s according to Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army. He was the guest speaker Friday at a graduation ceremony at Fort Leavenworth.
    He said the military officers who graduated from the Command and General Staff Officer Intermediate Level Education Course will be asked to do more with less in the future.
    About 335 students graduated Friday, having completed a 10-month course that began in February.
    “Congratulations on this great achievement,” Chiarelli said to the graduates.
    He said the graduates deserve a break over the holidays. But once January rolls around, there will be high expectations of all of them.
    Most the graduates were Army officers. But the class included members of other branches of the U.S. military, interagency personnel and about 50 international military officers.
    The day before the graduation, the international officers in the class were presented CGSC International Officer Graduate badges.
    Chiarelli said the relationships graduates formed while at the Command and General Staff College will prove invaluable in the years ahead.

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