U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Program returns to Southeastern

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: April 11, 2013


     HAMMOND – The United States Army War College Eisenhower Series Program will return to Southeastern Louisiana University for the fourth year in a row on Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16.
     A team of experts from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps will hold a series of panel discussions on Guantanamo Bay, Cyber War and Cyber Domain, and U.S. policy on drone strikes.
     "We are very pleased to have this program on campus once again. The last three visits have been extremely informative, and we look forward to another opportunity for Southeastern faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the surrounding community, to learn more about American military policy from the experts," said Dr. William B. Robison, head of the Department of History and Political Science. "The service personnel who represent the U.S. Army War College are always extremely engaging and very knowledgable."
     Robison expressed his gratitude to Judge Jimmy Kuhn of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal and his administrative assistant Pat Walsh for helping make the event possible.
All presentations are free and open to the public. Presentations include:
     April 15: "Guantanamo Bay: Is There a Better Way?" at 2 – 3:15 p.m., Student Union Theatre; "Legal Aspects of Cyber War and the Cyber Domain," 6 – 8 p.m., Southeastern Alumni Center.
     April 16: "U.S. Policy on Drone Strikes," 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., Student Union Theatre.
Panelists include U.S. Navy Capt. James Boswell of the Eisenhower Program at the U.S. Army War College; U.S. Army Reserve Col. Sherb Sentell, a Louisiana native; U.S. Army Lt. Col. and JAG Chuck Poche, also a Louisiana native; and U.S. Army Intelligence Lt. Col. Tony Boone.
     The U.S. Army War College, located in Carlisle Barracks, Pa., represents the highest level of education offered by the military services. It is designed to equip carefully selected senior officers and civilians with the competencies required of strategic leaders of the United States Armed Forces. The original Army War College was established Nov. 27, 1901.
     Approximately 360 students, including senior officers from all branches of the Armed Forces, senior civilian representatives from a variety of U.S. Government agencies, and senior military officers from approximately 66 foreign countries, annually attend a 10-month graduate-level course of study. Army War College students examine national security issues and strategy development, regional affairs, current and future challenges for national defense and the responsibilities of senior-level command. Participants who successfully complete all requirements established by the college are granted a Master of Strategic Studies degree.
     Each year a few students at the U.S. Army War College participate in the Eisenhower Series College Program (ESCP) and travel outside Carlisle Barracks to engage in discussions with other students, academics, and the public about national security issues and the employment of military assets.
     The Eisenhower Series College Program (ESCP) is the U.S. Army War College's communication and outreach program designed to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between its students and the public. The program focuses its efforts on students and faculty at academic institutions, professional organizations, civic groups, business organizations, and local media.




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