Meeting Archive:
The Future of Professional Military Education

Meeting Description:
The Future of Professional Military Education

On April 18, 2012, the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) will present a workshop of leading authorities to discuss the current state of professional military education (PME) in the United States. The education of military officers is an important element of national security decision making and civil-military relations, but much debate surrounds how to educate strategic leaders.

This workshop will use Joan Johnson-Freese’s Winter 2012 Orbis article “The Reform of Military Education: Twenty-Five Years Later” to discuss and debate the current state of PME. Participants will include:

Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, professor of national security affairs (NSA), US Naval War College (USNWC)
Tom Ricks, senior fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Maj. Gen. Robert Scales, US Army (ret), formerly Commandant of the US Army War College
Robert E. Feidler, Director Strategic Defense Education, ROA
Moderated by Dr. Mac Owens, professor of NSA at the USNWC, FPRI senior fellow, and editor of Orbis

Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2012
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Host(s): Foreign Policy Research Institute