From: @StaffRideGuy NEWSLETTER Army War College Senior Leader Staff Rides
February 12, 2013Strategic Leader Staff Ride Program 2012
Colonel Barry Di Ruzza
Department of Senior Leader Education and Development, CSLD
The U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Leader Staff Ride (SLSR) program is in full swing for 2012 having hosted 7 participating organizations since opening the season in April. The SLSR is a focused interaction between Army strategic leaders and key leaders from business, academia, and government, and is coordinated by the The U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership and Development in direct support of the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Communication efforts. Consistent since its beginning in 2003, the program’s objectives are to increase awareness and to exchange insights on the most important strategic issues facing today’s Army. In addition, the staff ride fosters mutually beneficial, long-term, professional relationships and exchanges.
Since 2003, The U.S. Army War College has conducted over 100 staff rides with over 1,900 senior leaders of business, academia, and government, the vast majority of whom are senior-level decision makers in their respective organizations. The SLSR is typically conducted over two days and includes a one-day “staff ride” of the Gettysburg battlefield followed by a day of seminar discussions at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. During the conduct of the program general officers, senior civilians, and resident students aid in communicating current Army issues to these prominent leaders in America.
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