Military Grad School? Maybe?....

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  1. lapt1644

    lapt1644 New Member

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    Is there such grad school where we are required to wear military uniform? (army service)


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  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Yes, there are many military graduate schools where you would likely be required to wear a uniform. There are always the "War Colleges" and various staff colleges. The Navy has the Navy Postgraduate School in California and the Naval War College in Rhode Island. All of the services allow members of other services to attend their graduate schools. Not sure where the Army ones are.
     
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    Hum.. War college, I guess the main focus is then national security or something on that line? There isn't like a regular college where only military personal can attend?... almost like a Cadet corps except grad level.... IDK... Help me out...

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  4. Pima

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    ACSC/CGSC (AIr Command Staff College or Command Group Staff College) is for 0-4's.(navy has theirs too but I don't know their acronym) For one yr you attend school at places like leavenworth (army) Maxwell (AF) or RI (Navy), you wear your uniform, only military officers are students and they include officers from other countries and sister services, also SD. It is their Masters program for military leadership. You can do this in residence, correspondence pr seminar. You need to complete one of these 3 for promotion to 0-5. Residence is the elite.

    When you get to 0-5/6 than there is another school, for the AF it is is called Air War or National War College Carlisle, Maxwell, Quantico, there you wear suits and your uniform...basically to make 0-6 you need to go in residence.

    You cannot apply for either of these, the promotion boards determine if you rank high enough to be eligible to apply, and then you have 3 yrs to apply and be accepted. For the AF only the top 10% from the promotion board get the X by their name (it means you can apply). Out of that 85% will go, but only 15% of that 85% will get to go to sister, i.e AF to Leavenworth, Army to Maxwell. You want sister because it puts you in the 15% of the 10%.

    These colleges are called PME (Professional Military Education)
    For the AF we have a short course known as SOS (Squadron Officer School) which you usually do @ 1st lt. It is 6 weeks long.

    The military also has grad schools you can apply for as a cadet, but you will be attending "traditional" grad schools.
     
  5. Pima

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    Yeah TPG, except for the COL who killed his wife while he was stationed there and dumped her body:eek:

    All seriousness our friend went there and loved it, much better than Maxwell, but not as good as Quantico! My friend was there and she said the wives have a ritual now to go down to the site with some alcoholic drink and toast to her on the anniversary. I think it is probably about 6 yrs now.
     
  6. Pima

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    We are just down the road from there and love it too, except Friday nights 95 southbound during the summer:blowup: when it takes you an hour to go two miles...yesterday I was crossing over 95 at 152, as far as the eye could see left or right on the overpass for the southbound it was just bumper to bumper cars...can we all say going to the beach? FYI (Quantico is mile marker 150 and 148...gates)

    Carlisle also is great because it is not a bad drive to NYC, AF and Maxwell...well it is Alabama, that should sum it up:yikes:
     
  7. Pima

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    You must be on the western side of MD!.

    I too am 85 mins from Quantico..anytime after 3 weekdays, anytime Saturday or Sunday during the summer...of course if I go rte 1 or 17 I am 15 minutes away:shake:

    Thank G*d for slugging because Bullet would have to sleep at the Pentagon.

    Back on topic...the great thing about being selected to apply for PME, there are also great Nato schools to go to..Australia, Italy, Canada, UK...A yr in Rome to attend school who could ask for anything better!

    I have to say my joke was I didn't know if Bullet and I would not get divorced while he was at Leavenworth, because after 10 yrs of marriage and his butt being gone 1/3 of the time I didn't know if we could live with each other without some deployment. It really became frustrating when his class schedule was Mon 10-11, T, TH 8-1, Wed 9-12 and nothing on FRIDAY. I will also say as an AF wife I was shocked to see the housing that 0-4's got 1248 sqft, 4 bdrms. :eek: One guy who lived in base housing as a dependent when he was 13, came back as an 0-4 and laughed because the kitchen cabinet were the same, just more shellac...worse yet he had to live in a different neighborhood, only had 2 children, that mid yr they announced the homes were condemmed.:wow:

    If you ever get to Leavenworth go into the base church because there are markers/epitaphs on the floor and walls, including Custards, what is freaky is most of them died from drowning :frown:

    FYI the permanent housing for 0-4s are absolutely amazing, they are these big brick 19th century homes with hardwood floors and large rooms..probably close to 2500 sqft.
     
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  8. Pima

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    OKAY give me the MORON AWARD for not looking in the corner of your post to see that you are in VA:confused:
     

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