‘Not to promote war, but to preserve peace…to study and confer on
the great problems of national defense and of responsible command’ – Elihu
Root, Secretary of War and founder of the Army War College, 1901
I was honored to take part in the 61st National Security Seminar at the
US Army War College June 1-4 in Carlisle, PA. Along
with other selected civilian business leaders, we were invited to
collaborate with military leaders on
the strategic aspects of national security and
other challenges that our military leadership encounters. It was an
amazing experience to work and collaborate with such talented and dedicated
people that protect our freedom.
Among the seminars and networking, a highlight of the week was a visit to the battlefields at Gettysburg. There we
understood the importance of having the proper strategy for the battle at hand,
as we learned that the best tactics cannot trump the wrong strategy. It was
truly awe-inspiring to stand on those hallowed grounds where great men gave
their lives standing up for their beliefs. Our private tour was led by a passionate and knowledgeable historian who made the experience a fantastic lifelong memory.
We should all do our part to help keep
our nation safe and demonstrate our appreciation for the men and women that put
themselves in the lanes of danger to make the world a safer place.
- Doug, CEO of enexdi
The U.S. Army War College educates and develops
leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the
global application of land power. Established in 1901 in Washington D.C., the
Army War College relocated in 1951 to historic Carlisle Barracks, PA and today,
it educated mare than 1500 senior leaders and strategists annually through a
variety of specialized strategic education programs. Learn more about the U.S.
Army War College and the National Security Seminar at www.carlisle.army.mil or