In addition to the department's academic mission, the DMSPO is responsible for numerous other missions and activities at the U.S. Army War College.

 
     
 
 
 
   
         
           

Joint Ball
The Joint Ball is one of the social highlights of a student's year at the Army War College. The organization and execution of the Joint Ball are the responsibilities of the resident class at the Army War College. The DMSPO provides a faculty representative to oversee, monitor, and facilitate any plans developed by the Joint Ball Committee. This also ensures interface with Carlisle Barracks, garrison personnel, staff and faculty of the Army War College, and continuity.

Point of Contact:
U.S. Army War College
Department of Military Strategy,
Planning, and Operations
Carlisle, PA 17013-5242

usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.atwc-asp@mail.mil
 
 

Jim Thorpe Sports Day
DMSPO is responsible for the organization and execution of Jim Thorpe Sports Day. The faculty sponsor has overall responsibility for the coordination of the event. This is a year-long process that requires constant monitoring and attention to detail. The faculty sponsor establishes committees staffed by members of the resident class, and serves as the principal liaison with the USAWC Command Group and the other senior service schools.

Point of Contact:
U.S. Army War College
Department of Military Strategy,
Planning, and Operations
Carlisle, PA 17013-5242

usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.atwc-asp@mail.mil

 

 



   
Officer Professional Development Seminar: Design - A Methodology for Meeting Complex Challenges
Recent joint and service doctrine publications have introduced design as a way to deal with the complex dynamic operating environment facing national security professionals and military commanders. Acknowledging  uncertainty and the changing character and conduct of warfare, this methodology enables leaders to recognize and seize opportunities to shape the environment and adapt operations accordingly. Design seeks the ‘weak signals’ that suggest changes to vision, purpose, strategy, intent, planning, execution, and assessment. It provides leaders and key staff members a way to develop better strategic options, create a more  effective strategy framework,  provide valuable commander’s intent and staff planning guidance, and inform accurate mission analysis. Design is featured as a practical approach to problem solving and includes a discussion of required resources and associated risks.
Point of Contact:
U.S. Army War College
Department of Military Strategy,
Planning, and Operations
Carlisle, PA 17013-5242

usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.atwc-asp@mail.mil
 
   
Officer Professional Development Seminar: Case Study Methodology
The Department of Military Strategy, Plans, and Operations offers Officer Professional Development on Case Study Methodology. Case Studies are used extensively in the department’s core course, “Theater Strategy and Campaigning.”  Case Study development and teaching methods inherent in case study presentations are fundamental to our instruction. In addition, the department has available numerous prepared case studies available upon request. These case studies focus on military campaigns with the preponderance examining World War II through Kosovo engagements. 
Point of Contact:
U.S. Army War College
Department of Military Strategy,
Planning, and Operations
Carlisle, PA 17013-5242

usarmy.carlisle.awc.mbx.atwc-asp@mail.mil