What is a US Army Strategist?

Introduction United States Army Strategist or Functional Area 59 or FA59 is a functional area of the United States Army. While the US military and Army has had strategic thinkers throughout its history, the United States Army’s FA59 career field emerged in the late 1990’s with its first cohort beginning duty in 2001, partially due… Read More


What is the Basic Strategic Art Programme (US)?

Introduction The Basic Strategic Art Programme (BSAP) is an academic programme taught at the US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. The course was designed to support the educational requirements for Functional Area FA59 (FA59), US Army Strategist, formerly called Strategic Plans and Policy. The first course began in 2003 and the school continues… Read More