The annual Senior Service College (SSC) selection board reviews the files of O- 5s and O-6s until their 23d year of service. Officers must be Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) I qualified to be eligible for SSC attendance consideration. The majority of O-5s and O-6s will either attend the resident training or be awarded Military Education Level (MEL) 2 SSC certification from the U.S. Army War College Distance Education Course during the latter three years of their eligibility window.
SSC provides senior-level professional military education and leader development training. The Army’s SSC, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC), prepares military, civilian and international leaders to assume strategic leadership positions in military or national security organizations. It educates students about employment of the U.S. Army as part of a unified, joint or multinational force in support of the national military strategy; requires research into operational and strategic issues; and conducts outreach programs that benefit the nation.
The annual SSC (military education level MEL SSC) selection board reviews the files of Lieutenant Colonels after their 16th year of service. The SSC is the final major military educational program available to prepare officers for the positions of greatest responsibility in the Department of Defense. Officers must be ILE complete (MEL 4/JPME I) qualified to be eligible for SSC attendance consideration. MEL 4 and JPME 1 credit as outlined in AR 350-1 and Headquarters Department of the Army G-3/5/7 DAMO TRL, Policy Memorandum dated 13 NOV 2009, subject: Policy Granting Reserve Component Officer Exemption from Advanced Operational Course (AOC) and Advanced Operational War fighting Course (AOWC). For officers commissioned after 31 DEC 1993, this requires completion of 100 percent of ILE, to include AOC or other approved branch or functional area intermediate qualification course. Resident and nonresident graduates are awarded the Master of Strategic Studies degree. Only the resident SSC courses and nonresident Army War College course award MEL SSC upon completion. SSC resident course graduates are also awarded JPME II. SSC graduates are assigned to organizations based on guidance from the Chief of Staff, Army, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau and the Director of the Army National Guard. Tours following graduation are to the Army Staff (ARSTAF), Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Army Commands (ACOMs), Army Service Component Commands (ASCCs) and Direct Reporting Units (DRUs), and Combatant Command (COCOM) staffs in branch, functional area, branch/functional area generalist or joint coded positions.
A SSC graduate will incur a 2-year Service Obligation (SO) that starts upon course completion. Applicants must be able to serve a minimum of 2- years following course completion prior to reaching mandatory removal date (MRD), i.e., MRD not earlier than 1 JUL 2016 for resident courses or earlier than 1 AUG 2017 for USAWCDEP course students.
An applicant’s current clearance will suffice for purpose of application. Officers attending resident courses must possess a final Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility, prior to the class start date. Officers not possessing a TS/SCI must initiate a request for such clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) no later than notification of selection as a resident course student. Officers selected to participate in USAWCDEP must possess a Secret or higher security clearance.
SSC is the apex of the military schools system and awards the SSC graduate code (MEL 1 or MEL 4). In addition, the resident military SSC courses award JPME II credit. SSCs prepare Officers for senior command and staff positions within the Army and DOD. These colleges include the Army War College, the National War College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the Naval War College, the Air War College, the Inter-American Defense College (IADC); other accredited international senior military service colleges, or any one of approximately 20 civilian and military fellowship programs. For additional information, see DA Pam 600-3, chapter 4-7g.
The U.S. Army places a high premium on the training and education of the officer corps. Officers who are provided the opportunity to attend a SSC are expected to engage in life-long learning and professional development relying on a blend of institutional training and education, operational assignments, and self-development. The predominance of ARNG SSC quotas will be at the USAWC (172 of 198), of which 155 are through dL. (Individuals completing SSC by dL only will not receive JPME II credit.) The U.S. Army War College (USAWC) is the Army’s ultimate professional development institution that prepares selected military, civilian, and international leaders for the responsibilities of strategic leadership in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational environment. The USAWC educational practice is based on an inquiry-driven model of graduate study. Utilizing the adult learning model, seminar dialogue and discourse are the basis for learning.
The intent is to focus on how and why one thinks, rather than on what to think. Curricula, collectively, and seminars, individually, address complex, difficult issues that are not given school solutions. USAWC does not seek to achieve consensus, but encourages debate and exploration of opposing positions during seminar discussions.
The U.S. Army War College is accredited by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, as a program for joint education, Phase I Senior Level for the Distance Education Program and Phase II Senior Level for the Resident Education Program.
The U.S. Army War College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
There are six additional US Military Colleges that the ARNG has SSC resident quota seats for. They include the National War College (NWC), the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), the US Air War College (AWC), the College of Naval Warfare (CNW), the Inter-American Defense College (IADC), and the Joint Advanced War fighting School (JAWS). These resident SSC programs award a Master degree and JPME II in addition to MEL 1 credit.
The ARNG is also allocated resident quotas for MEL 1 Fellowships through the SMDR process. In FY12 they include sixteen programs at the following institutions/departments/agencies: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; University of Texas, Austin, Texas; Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; Office of the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship; Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; Queens University Visiting Defense Fellow (Canada), Ontario, Canada; Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Security Studies Program, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Singapore; University of Denver, Denver, Colorado; Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.; Syracuse University Institute for National Security, Syracuse, New York; and the Institute for World Politics, Washington, D.C..
Fellows selected for Harvard attend the John F. Kennedy School of Government. They will author a major research paper on a topic relevant to national security. They participate in a 2-week Fellows Executive Seminar designed exclusively for the fellows consisting of full-time classes, outside speakers, exercises focusing on national security affairs and public management issues. Fellows selectively audit classes at Harvard University, Tufts University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A Master’s degree is required. Undergraduate or graduate degree in or related to international relations, political science, international politics, public policy, or national affairs is desired.
Fellows selected for the University of Texas attend the Center for Professional Development and Training (formerly the Acquisition Fellowship). The focus is on research related to the Army Critical Technologies outlined in the Army Technical Base Master Plan and the DoD Critical Technologies Plan. Study of national security issues, national objectives, and the industrial base as related to the Army and Defense industry. Fellows will complete a technical report, research paper, experiment, or laboratory project based on their fellowship experience. A master’s degree is required. Graduate or undergraduate degree in or related to acquisition, physical science, operational science, engineering, management, or computer science is desired.
Fellows selected for the Tufts University Study at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Fellows get a realistic comprehension of vital roles in international security considerations of U.S. Foreign Policy through course and seminar participation. Fellows author a major research paper or topic relevant to national security dealing with aspects of security affairs including military strategy, role/use of military power, nuclear strategy, arms control, and NATO alliance policies. Program addresses crisis management, intelligence policies and activities, terrorism, and low intensity conflict. A master’s degree is required. Undergraduate or graduate degree in or related to international relations, political science, international politics, public policy, or national security affairs is desired.
The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs Fellowship is located at Texas A&M’s George Herbert Walker Bush School of Government. The Scowcroft Institute promotes policy-oriented research in international affairs. It organizes national security seminars that bring distinguished scholars and practitioners dealing with the field of national security. The George H. W. Bush School takes a broad view of public service, stressing the opportunities for service at the local, States, regional, national and international levels. A graduate degree in a discipline compatible with international politics, geopolitics, international relations, political science, economics, or national affairs is mandatory. In addition, nominated Officers must have recent operational command experience at the battalion level or senior Washington policy experience. It is also desirable for the nominees to have demonstrated the abilities to write and speak effectively on operational topics and have experience at eh HQDA, Joint, Combined, OSD or Major Command levels. Other desirable experiences include Maneuvers, Fires, and Effects or International relations, diplomacy, or foreign forces assignment. Finally, officers holding the 6Z Strategist ASI and/or the 6S ASI (SAMS AMSP or equivalent school) are highly desirable.
The OSD Corporate Fellows program is designed for selected officers (O-5/O-6) to spend one year in training assignments at sponsoring institutions, corporations, companies, commercial enterprises, looking toward insightful long-range planning, organizational and management innovation and implementation of new information and other technologies.
Fellows selected for the Georgetown University, Walsh School of foreign Services fellowship in Washington, D.C. Conducts concentrated research involving national security affairs related topics. Participates in graduate seminar programs, foreign policy workshops, instructs a graduate level class, assists with the execution of multiple international negotiation simulation exercises, mentors and advises students and other related programs as required by the director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.
The Stanford University fellowship is integrated into the National Fellows Program at the Institute. Research is designed to influence or make an impact on public policy issues relating to domestic and international affairs. Author a major research paper on a topic relevant to national security. Participate regularly in forums and sessions with members of Stanford’s academic community.
Queen’s University Visiting Defense Fellow is affiliated with the Center for International Relations. Conducts independent, national security related research, in close cooperation with members of the academic staff, which operates as a continuing workshop. There are structured requirements and a research paper requirement for publication.
The Fellow at Yale University will pursue a study and evaluation of broad national security policy, strategy, interagency, and management issues with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. The Jackson Institute is a university wide entity that promotes education and scholarship on a global affair. The Fellow will have access to the entire breadth of resources at Yale University, including classes, research programs, and events. The Fellow will have a faculty advisor to help create and design an academic program centered on the Fellow’s interest and the faculty’s area of expertise.
The MIT Security Studies Program is a graduate-level research and educational program based at the Center for International Studies at MIT. A special feature of the program is the integration of technical and political analysis of national and international security problems. Courses emphasized grand strategy, the causes and prevention of conflict, military operations and technology, and defense policy.
Fellows at Duke University are designed to an intensive experience that will enhance their understanding of policymaking process in America and deepen understanding of and familiarity with the geographic areas most relevant to National Security. The Fellowship will provide instruction in national security studies and the policymaking process as courses in areas such as intelligence, national security and counter terrorism policy and regional studies.
The Fellow is attending the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research in Singapore. The program is designed to allow fellows to benefit from the schools extensive expertise in political violence, terrorism and homeland security studies. The fellow will gain a background in political violence and terrorism studies. The school is a leading research and graduate teaching institution in strategic and international affairs in the Asian Pacific.
While at the University of Denver, the Army Fellow will undertake and complete a major research project of their own, while resident in the school focusing on International Relations in a Military Context. Such a project could be individual, collaborative among Fellows or between a Fellow and one or more of the distinguished faculty members. The Fellow will utilize the premier educational opportunities available in formal coursework and participate in various extracurricular activities, seminar series, conferences, simulations, field trips, major public addresses and gatherings of International Studies experts.
Fellows attending the Health and Human Services will work at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., working in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief. Fellowship will include interaction with other Government Agencies to include FEMA.
At Syracuse University, the curriculum is set as a ten-month program comparable to a two-semester postgraduate year. The Fellow will undertake traditional course work and complete a major research project of relevance to both the Army and Institute for National Security and Counter terrorism (INSCT). The Fellow will work on a designated INSCT research project under the guidance of a Syracuse University faculty member and/or project director as well as mentorship from a USAWC faculty member.
The Institute of World Politics (IWP) is an independent graduate school which specializes in preparing students to be effective leaders in statecraft, national security, and foreign policy. It includes the study of all instruments of power and how these instruments are integrated at the level of grand strategy.
У меня чутье. У нее чутье. Ну вот, на Мидж снова что-то нашло. - Если Стратмор не забил тревогу, то зачем тревожиться. - Да в шифровалке темно как в аду, черт тебя дери.