WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement today regarding the United States Army’s announcement of The Army University at Fort Leavenworth:
“It is fitting to learn that Fort Leavenworth – the Intellectual Center of the Army – will oversee education and training of our future military and civilian leaders across the country. I am hopeful the restructured Army University will build upon our nation’s already first-rate education and training, and make certain we are preparing our soldiers to handle the evolving threats facing our country.”
The Army University is modeled after several successful U.S. state university systems that have fostered greater instructional efficiency and research capability by incorporating state administered teaching institutions under a single centralized system of management and resourcing. Army University will integrate 70 separate U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) internal school programs under one university system while also synchronizing instruction with more than 100 additional TRADOC institutions.
Additionally, this effort provides a cost savings to the Army in tuition assistance and unemployment expenses, which improves soldiers’ ability to transition into quality employment opportunities after their service.