In this War Room Podcast, “Why War Colleges?” Andrew A. Hill interviews the 50th Commandant of the U.S. Army College, U.S. Army Major General Bill Rapp to discuss the history, roles, and responsibilities of war colleges to develop future strategic leaders, both military and civilian, and to develop ideas that address current and future needs of the defense enterprise. They explore why the Army’s performance during the Spanish-American War necessitated the Army War College’s founding, and how it has evolved in the century since.

 

 

You may also download the podcast (MP3 format) here

 

 

Photo:  Left — Close-up of U.S. Army War College resident class of 1952. Right — Close-up of U.S. Army War College resident class of 2017.

Photo credit:  U.S. Army War College

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