Foundational, intermediate, and advanced courses in multiple languages are offered at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth as part of the normal elective cycle. Members of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) element are also provided with maintenance courses at the ILR 1 level (and above) as determined by the specific needs of each incoming cohort. Classes are held twice a week for 1.5 hours each session through a combination of synchronous distance and on-site instruction. Language offerings depend on student needs for each class and are determined in August and January. Courses offered in the past have included Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Since 2005, KU has operated under an Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the U.S. Army’s Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth. Under this EPA, KU has collaborated with Army leadership to establish military-specific graduate degree programs. Examples of these programs include the Master’s of Science Business (Supply Chain Management & Logistics Track) for Army logisticians attending CGSOC, the Master’s of Arts Global and International Studies (Interagency Studies Track) for Special Operating Force Officers attending CGSOC, and the one-year MA regional studies for FAOs. The MSB (SCM) and MA GIS (Interagency Track) are fully integrated into the CGSOC syllabus and KU faculty provide on-site instruction at Fort Leavenworth. Because of the successful management and overall quality of these programs, KU was one of only four schools selected to offer PhD programs for the Army’s Special Operations Command and their School of Advanced Military Studies. The addition of foreign language training under the auspices of the Language Training Center are a natural extension of a deep level of cooperation between KU and Fort Leavenworth.