In a May 30 transfer of authority ceremony, the Army Management Staff College was realigned from the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center to CAC Leader Development and Education.
According to a proclamation presented at the ceremony, the realignment will enable AMSC to “greatly influence the development and pursuit of excellence in education and leader development through integration within the Army’s overall leader development program.”
AMSC, which educates and prepares the Army Civilian Corps and military members for leadership and management responsibilities throughout the Army, will be expected to “serve the command with dignity, dedication and devotion to the Army,” under the realignment, said the proclamation.
“The Army Management Staff College is responsible to improve the quality of education for our future leaders as we prepare them to become multi-skilled, agile leaders of the 21st century, who personify the Warrior Ethos in all aspects, from war fighting support, to statesmanship, to enterprise management,” the proclamation said.
For more than 20 years, AMSC has been at the forefront of Army civilian leader development, according to its history read at the ceremony. In 2011, the Army approved the restructuring and relocation of AMSC and assigned it organizational responsibility for mandatory supervisory training established under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010. On Sept. 30, 2012, CAC consolidated and reorganized AMSC at Fort Leavenworth as a major subordinate organization to be realigned under CAC-LD&E.
Kirby Brown, deputy to the CAC commanding general officiated at the ceremony. Brown said the transfer of authority fully incorporated the civilian cohort where it should be in the Army’s professional education system as described in its doctrine.
“It allows us to take the extreme capabilities and talents of the professional staff within AMSC and apply that to the civilian cohort as an integral part of the professional military education and to assist and share and learn from each other,” he said. “It’s absolutely the right thing to do.”
Maj. Gen. Gordon B. “Skip” Davis, deputy commanding general for CAC-LD&E and deputy commandant for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, welcomed AMSC into the “LD&E family.”
He said the move was a great fit for all for several reasons.
“Your mission directly aligns with the mission of LD&E,” he told AMSC leaders, faculty and staff. “By joining LD&E you will be able to leverage the resources of a much larger team of professionals carrying out similar or complementary missions. And collectively, we will achieve a synergist effort in developing Army civilians.”