An Overview of the United States Military Academy

Introduction The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known metonymically as West Point or simply as Army, is a United States service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort, since it sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north… Read More


An Overview of Georgia Military College

Introduction Georgia Military College (GMC) is a public military junior college (MJC) in Milledgeville, Georgia. It is divided into the junior college, a military junior college programme, high school, middle school, and elementary school. It was originally known as Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College, until 1900. Although it is a state-funded institution, GMC is… Read More

An Overview of the US Army Early Commissioning Programme

Introduction Early Commissioning Programme (ECP) is a United States (US) Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programme that allows graduates of one of the nation’s four Military Junior Colleges (MJC) to become commissioned officers in the reserve components (National Guard or Reserve) in two years, instead of the usual four. Upon completion at MJCs, ECP… Read More

What is the (US Army) Basic Leader Course?

Introduction The Basic Leader Course (BLC), formerly the Warrior Leader Course (WLC) and Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), is the first course of study in the US Army non-commissioned officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS). BLC is a month-long course that trains specialists and corporals in the fundamentals of leadership. As of 01 July 2021, all… Read More

What is the US Army Sergeants Major Academy?

Introduction The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) was established on 01 July 1972 at Fort Bliss, Texas, and began instruction in January 1973. Its curriculum is designed to broaden the student’s current knowledge base. This approach differs from the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) related training at the basic and advanced levels of the… Read More

What is the (US Army) School of Advanced Military Studies?

Introduction The School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) is one of four United States Army schools that make up the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This “enormously rigorous” graduate school comprises three programmes: the larger Advanced Military Studies Programme (AMSP); the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program (ASLSP),… Read More

What is the (US) Army University?

Introduction The Army University is a professional military education university system of the United States Army. It is the largest professional military education system in the world, with over 150,000 soldiers educated in more than 88 occupations across its worldwide network of 70 schools. Approximately 25% of its curriculum is currently accredited, primarily for officer… Read More