Army Reserve field grade officers may wonder why they should hustle to beat a rapidly approaching 11 September 2013 submission deadline for the opportunity to attend an exhaustive, challenging and intense year-long school at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
The short answer is - the skills and knowledge you will develop at the School of Advanced Military Studies – one of the Army Reserve’s best kept secrets - has the potential to make you one of the most sought-after officers in the Army. SAMS will educate selected officers to become operational planners for a two or three star command. Participating in elite studies programs such as SAMS brings depth to the Total Force and supports the strategic priority of creating adaptive leaders through training, education, and experience in joint, interagency, and other broadening assignments.
The best qualified and most motivated Army Reserve officers should submit their packet in time for the 11 September 2013 application deadline. You will need a CAC or AKO password to access the active MILPER.
Army Reserve SAMS Point of Contact: COL Dawn Devine, Commercial 913-684-2240 or DSN 552-2993. COL Devine can pair interested officers with previous Army Reserve AMSP graduates for mentorship purposes.
SAMS Mission: The School of Advanced Military Studies educates members of our Armed Forces, our Allies, and the Interagency at the graduate level to become agile and adaptive leaders who are critical and
creative thinkers who produce viable options to solve operational and strategic problems.
SAMS Vision: To develop effective planners who help senior leaders understand the operational environment and then visualize and describe viable solutions to operational problems.
The School for Advanced Military Studies outcomes:
• Critical and creative thinkers grounded in operational theory, doctrine and history
• The ability to identify problems and propose viable solutions
• The ability to communicate to various audiences orally, graphically, and writing
• Leaders and teammates who collaborate effectively to get the job done
• Courage to lead from above, beside, and below
• Physical and mental toughness
• Perspective: humble professionals who are more than they seem
11 September 2013 is the application deadline for the summer 2015 class. Applicants must complete an online application; submit a copy of their Officer Record Brief, their record Army Physical Fitness Test
results, undergraduate transcripts, and a recommendation from their supervisor. They will subsequently complete an entrance exam and conduct an in-person or telephonic interview. The Army Reserve will assess
these officers into the Active Guard and Reserve Program for a period of three years if they do not already serve in that capacity.