December 29, 2006
MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Developing Army Leaders for the 21st Century - Civilian Education System
- I am pleased to announce the implementation of the Civilian Education System (CES).
The transformed Civilian Leader Development courses begin with a kick-off
event at the Army management Staff College (AMSC), Fort Belvoir, VA on 22 January
2007. I am certain the new education system will help develop strong, adaptive, and
innovative civilian leaders so critical to the Army's mission.
As evidenced in this early part of the 21st century, the roles and responsibilities of
our Army Civilian Corps are changing. Civilians are increasingly taking on positions of
greater responsibility, accountability, and authority. They are assuming positions that
have traditionally been held by Soldiers in the institutional base, while many of our
civilians are deploying alongside our Soldiers in support of the operational force. The
transformation requires that our civilians build competencies and capabilities required to
meet new leadership challenges.
I challenge the Civilian Corps, as leaders, to become a highly educated workforce
and actively seek educational opportunities through self-development and formal
education. As you make your career choices, CES will provide a foundation of quality
education and professional development, required for your advancement and
sucessful job performance.
More information on the CES is available through the AMSC website at
My point of contact is Alice Muellerweiss,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-614-9805
JAMES J. LOVELACE
Lieutenant General, GS
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7