Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The United States Army Command and General Staff College
In 1881 General William Tecumseh Sherman established at Fort Leavenworth the School of Application for Infantry and Cavalry. In 1907 the title was changed to the Army School of the Line, in 1922 to the General Service Schools, in 1929 to the Command and General Staff School, and in 1947 to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
The College is the oldest of the Army's advanced schools and is the keystone of the Army's officer education system. The primary objective of the College is the preparation of selected Army officers for duty with the Army in the field in the time of war, with emphasis on the art of command. Generals Marshall, Mac Arthur, Eisenhower, Arnold, Bradley and a long list of the nation's great commanders were developed on the heights overlooking the Missouri River at Fort Leavenworth.
Founded in the day of the horse soldier, the College has gained worldwide prestige as a school of higher military education. Through June 1968, 47,853 U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force officers had completed resident courses here. From 1908 to 1968, 3,119 foreign officers from 74 different nations also
Now at the threshold of the Space Age, the College continues to maintain pace with latest developments to prepare our military leaders of tomorrow.
Fort Leavenworth Kansas, established 1827
Erected 1968 by the Leavenworth Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list.
Location. 39° 20.588′ N, 94° 54.933′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on Stimson Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Public access to the post is possible with proper identification, subject to U.S. Army regulations. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Creighton W. Abrams (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Meriwether Lewis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain William Clark (about 300 feet away); The Buffalo Soldier Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); General Roscoe Robinson Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); BG Benjamin H. Grierson (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Colin L. Powell555th Parachute Infantry Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
More about this marker. This is Stop 2 on the Fort Leavenworth Wayside Tour.
Regarding The United States Army Command and General Staff College. The 1968 marker was moved from its original location at Bell Hall.
Also see . . .
1. United States Army Command and General Staff College. (Submitted on July 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. United States Army Combined Arms Center. (Submitted on July 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fort Leavenworth Wayside Tour e-Brochure. (Submitted on July 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.