Accession Number : ADA299562

Title :   The Awarding of a Master's Degree to Regular Course Graduates of the Command and General Staff Officer Course.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : O'Sullivan, Thomas M.

PDF Url : ADA299562

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This study investigates the subject of professional officer education at the Army's Command and General Staff College. Principally, it addresses the subject of awarding a masters degree to graduates of the Command and General Staff Officer Course. It examines the accreditation process, the precedent to award degrees to staff college graduates set by the Naval War College, and surveys the experiences and attitudes about postgraduate education of the American officers in the 1994-1995 CGSOC class. It answers three sub-questions to determine whether the current program can result in degree conferral, whether the program requires changes so that the college could award a degree, and whether such a course of action should be pursued. The study concludes that the college can award a degree to its graduates and that the course of action CGSOC must take to do so is the formal proposition of the matter before the Department of Education, the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Military Education, and the school's accrediting agency, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *AWARDS, UNIVERSITIES, NORTH(DIRECTION), OFFICER PERSONNEL, ARMY, GENERAL OFFICERS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE), GRADUATES.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE