Officers with UT Army War College provide lectures at UT OLLI
Since 1992, the U.S. Army has partnered with The University of Texas at Austin to provide one-year fellowships of the Army War College on the university’s main campus for selected Army colonels. These officers are able to access the rich educational resources of the university to help them dive deeper into subject matter that will enrich their military role, whether that subject matter is technology, industry or policy development.
The participants monitor and participate in graduate-level courses throughout the university with an emphasis on courses taught at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the McCombs School of Business. Officers who complete the resident program receive a Military Education Level One Award, the highest level of formal military education. Graduates of the program are fully-prepared to use their essential experience and education to meet the demands of senior leadership in the U.S. military.
As part of their education, participants are required to speak on campus about their subject matter expertise in the military and how what they have learned in the Army War College program enhances their current role. Recently, six officers gave lectures to the university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UT OLLI) as a way to fulfill this requirement while speaking to a campus community deeply interested in the subject matter.
UT OLLI is Austin’s premier lifelong learning community that provides valuable opportunities to learn from distinguished speakers. The members of UT OLLI were only too happy to welcome these officers from the Army War College to explore how their studies at the university will be used in real world military strategy and practice.
More information about the Army War College Fellowship at the university may be found on their webpage.