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U.S. Army War College Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. "Great Post-Grade Strategic Studies Program"

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    Current Employee - Director of African Studies in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Director of African Studies in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army War College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission, extremely talented faculty and student body, global mission, greatr work environment; excellent location near but out of major relevant strategic metro areas (D.C., New York)

    Cons

    Talent drawn form narrow experience pool.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "DCLM Faculty Instructor"

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    Current Employee - NATO in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - NATO in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army War College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work! Great colleagues and collegial environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes the easiest things are the most difficult...like getting approval to go TDY.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing. The culture is great!

  3. "Director of strategic leadership in current and future warfare"

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    Former Employee - Director of Strategic Leadership in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Director of Strategic Leadership in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at U.S. Army War College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many resources to develop lesson plans. High morale, opportunities for advancement. Physical fitness was a high priority.

    Cons

    Had to wear army uniforms. Often tasked with guard duty or staff duty officer of the day. No personal parking space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on. Sound leadership is appreciated. All treated with dignity and respect. Recognize the GSM 7 and below staff.


  4. "I am still a student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Student in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army War College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I don't know why this is showing me as an employee but I am a student in their Distance Education school

    Cons

    Lots of hard work to keep up with the course load!

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Faculty Instructor / Course Director"

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    Current Employee - Faculty Instructor in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Faculty Instructor in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army War College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong commitment to academic freedom, committed to academic research and publication. Fantastic student body, senior officers that are the cream of each service and include over 75 international military officers. An absolutely unique teaching environment.

    Cons

    Typical government bureaucracy, especially around the edges of the academic environment. Some of the simplest things are made to be the most difficult through low-level highly empowered functionaries. Senior leadership has consolidated decision making and content focus at the command staff level, most of whom have zero experience in the classroom.

    Advice to Management

    Discard the staff organization, move the manpower back to the classroom, push decision space back to the DDE and SSL staff. The command staff is neither qualified nor invested in the academic process or product.


  6. "Not IT"

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    Current Employee - Computer Clerk in Carlisle Barracks, PA
    Current Employee - Computer Clerk in Carlisle Barracks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great Pay:
    GS-5 to GS-9 or 35,000 to 50,000+ is good for what the type of work is, Basically you get paid well because this job requires a Top Secret security clearance. Most times I am not sure why we need a Top Secret. It almost seems like overkill. I came in thinking it was an IT job and a stepping stone in an IT career. I was wrong. This is probably 90% not IT and 10% low level IT desktop support. All you will ever do is set up portable desktop computers for the different conferences or classes that CSL supports. That means carrying 40ib computers and setting them on tables, hooking up power, ethernet cables, tying up cables, taping down cables to floor, starting a network ready image process, logging them and maybe a few more menial tasks to get them ready for the conference or class.
    Benefits:
    This has to be the best vacation and sick time allotment anywhere. As a veteran I get almost 20 days a year vacation or 6 hours every two weeks, and everyone gets 13 sick days a year or 4 hours every two weeks.

    Cons

    - Your going to waste your time not learning much about IT.
    - You may not even get promoted to another grade or another position on post because no one leaves.
    - You WILL work with people who don't care, and don't like their job
    - You WILL work with people that outrank you that know nothing about IT

    Advice to Management

    Times have changed, IT people that work in the field or desktop support rarely wear business casual anymore. We work on the floor, we run around, we break our backs moving equipment around, we sweat while being strangled all day by a style invented to be worn by business men back in the old days.


  7. "It's not the War College..."

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Fort Sill, OK
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Fort Sill, OK

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Interesting job, Good start for Law Enforcement career

    Cons

    Promotions are based on whether you retired from the military, at Ft Sill or not.

    Advice to Management

    Law Enforcement Incentive pay

  8. "Chief of Staff, US Army War College"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army War College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organization's vision actually propels the team forward
    Contributions to the National Security apparatus are real and tangible; its rewarding to work here
    People are first.

    Cons

    Weather can occasionally be fickle.


  9. "Staff and Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army War College full-time

    Pros

    Academic setting is ideal for students that have deployed multiple times throughout their careers.

    Cons

    Academic Setting is challenging because it's hard to flip the switch from operational to academic.


  10. "Mostly positive experience to date"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Army War College full-time

    Pros

    Academic freedom (for the most part), great organizational reputation, and access to senior military leaders.

    Cons

    Depending on senior leadership, too much hand-holding and guidance.


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