Military senior level colleges

Discussion in 'Military-related education topics' started by PMBrooks, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. PMBrooks

    PMBrooks New Member

    I serve in the Army National Guard as a chaplain and I am plotting my military educational career. I saw that several of the senior level military colleges, such as Army War College and Air War College, offer distance degrees. I understand you have to be selected to attend one of them. In so doing, one earns an M.St. in Strategic Studies.

    My question is what can one do with such a degree after you finish your military career? Anyone familiar with these programs? Thanks!


    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I see lot of Senior Military members become Military Contactor and DA Civlian. For example the Army Knowledge Online (AKO/DKO) is directed by an Army Colonel; however, above him is a Civilian (GS15).
  3. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey offers a pretty extensive lineup of DL programs in engineering.

    Several of these have a military-specific focus, such as electronic warfare, nuclear reactors and underwater acoustics. Admission typically requires security clearances and government recomendations, and is only open to US (and specified allied) military officers and selected employees of federal alphabet agencies. (I get the feeling that the NSA is pretty tight with NPS.) Apparently a small number of civilian contractor employees have been admitted as well.

    And broadening it out, here's something new and kind of radical (by NPS standards): a 'scholarship for service program'.

    Three government initiatives feed into this and apparently interested individuals apply through them: the National Security Institute (NSI) Scholars Program, something called Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART), and the Cyber Corps Program.

    I'd guess that there might be a pretty straight path for graduates from the military and government employment into some of the high-tech contractors who produce all the hardware.
  4. Dr Rene

    Dr Rene Member

    I attended service schools during my Air Force career---Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Air War College. However, these schools didn’t have degrees associated with them back then. These were schools we had to complete to be competitive for promotions.

    Here is a link referring to an individual with a master’s degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). It also reflects his former job as associate professor of management and chair of Syracuse University's Department of Military Science. Maybe the CGSC degree was instrumental in him getting the military science chair job. I also noted his doctorate degree from Sarasota, now Argosy.
  5. StevenKing

    StevenKing Member

    Page Brooks

    Are you the chaplain whose PhD was conferred with his wife?

    Steven King
  6. PMBrooks

    PMBrooks New Member

    Yes, that was us!
  7. StevenKing

    StevenKing Member

    Congrats! I happened upon the story by accident and when I saw your name...I thought it might be you.

    Small world.

    Kudos to both of you on a great accomplishment.

    Steven King

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