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As the award winning library for the Army’s senior educational institution, the USAWC Library plays a key role in the development of military, civilian, and international strategic leaders. Noted for sustained, high-quality services and extensive research resources, the Library is a graduate-level special academic library supporting the College’s core functions: education, research and publication, and strategic communications. Its collection and services are available to all members of the Carlisle Barracks community, including family members.

The Library provides its customers a rich and varied collection of print, electronic, and other nonprint materials. Supplementing a book and document collection of 165,000 volumes are subscriptions to 950 current journals, providing current information and opinion for reading and research. Library holdings include a broad cross section of domestic and foreign newspapers, Army, DoD, and other official military publications. The Library collection also includes a large selection of electronic and audio-visual materials, extensive microform holdings, and the equipment needed to access these special formats.

Current electronic research and information resources include commercial and DoD online services and Internet resources, including standard research databases such as ProQuest, Nexis, and Jane’s Geopolitical Library. The Library’s online catalog is available to customers on the Library’s website both on the Internet and the local intranet. At the Library’s public website (, customers can access general resource information, the Library’s authoritative bibliographies, links to other military and academic databases and online catalogs.



The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) is the U.S. Army’s institute for geostrategic and national security research and analysis. The SSI conducts strategic research and analysis to support the U.S. Army War College curricula, provides direct analysis for Army and Department of Defense leadership, and serves as a bridge to the wider strategic community.

The SSI is composed of civilian research professors, uniformed military officers, and a professional support staff. The SSI is divided into three components: the Art of War Department focuses on global, transregional, and functional issues, particularly those dealing with Army transformation; the Regional Strategy and Planning Department focuses on regional strategic issues; and the Academic Engagement Program creates and sustains partnerships with the global strategic community. In addition to its organic resources, the SSI has a web of partnerships with strategic analysts around the world, including the foremost thinkers in the field of security and military strategy. The SSI’s publications can be accessed and downloaded at



The mission of the Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL) is to serve as an education center and high technology laboratory focused on the decision-making process at the interagency, strategic, joint, and operational levels in support of the Army War College, the combatant commanders, and the senior Army leadership. The Center’s objectives are to expand and refine the understanding of the strategic use of landpower and its application in joint and combined operations, and to help senior leaders solve strategic problems with information-age technology.

The CSL is housed in Collins Hall, a 155,000 sq ft facility specifically designed to support wargames and exercises for the USAWC and senior Army leaders. It includes state-of-the-art information management and visual information capabilities to support conferences and strategic/operational level exercises locally or distributed. Visit the website here:



Provides an additional opportunity to participate in the US Army War College. This program is a two year commitment that allows international officers to stay at the home country and perform their duty and at the same time be engaged in the program. All students attending the USAWC are expected to read, write, and speak English fluently. Native speakers of English are defined as those individuals who have received all of their primary and secondary education in the following countries: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brunei, English-speaking Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad, and the United Kingdom. For additional information visit Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) which must be taken prior to enrollment at USAWC. A score of 557 on the paper-based test, 83 Internet based, or 220 on the computer-based test is the minimum for enrollment in the program of instruction at the U.S. Army War College. Information on the TOEFL may be obtained by writing to:

P.O. Box 6154
Princeton, NJ 90541-6154, USA, or

International Fellows seeking enrollment in the Master of Strategic Studies degree program must submit their transcripts and supporting documentation to the USAWC Registrar's Office for assessment by an outside review body to determine equivalency of their degree.



As part of the National Museum of the U.S. Army, The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) is the Nation’s premier facility for interpretation, research and preservation of the Army’s history. In order to tell the Army’s history through the eyes of its Soldiers, the AHEC combines the famed U.S. Army Military History Institute (USAMHI), the future Army Heritage Museum, a state of the art Conservation Center, the Visitor and Education Center, and the Army Heritage Trail. The AHEC Campus rests on a 55-acre tract of land located adjacent to Carlisle Barracks. The 67,000 square foot Ridgway Hall provides enhanced protection for the USAMHI collection and improved facilities for patrons and staff.

The AHEC’s facilities are fully open to the public and have a full visitor services staff for tours and programs, along with professional historians, research librarians and curators who see to patron needs. The AHEC boasts a new website at with up-to-the-minute information on public programs, hours of operation, research aids and contact information; the website receives over 100,000 visitors a month.



These pages, links and information are provided to assist you in your integration and attendance at the USAWC. If you need information or would like to make a comment, please contact the International Fellows Office or via commercial telephone (717) 245-4830.

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