FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – Cheers erupted throughout the auditorium as senior army officers attended their orientation for the primary Command and Normal Workers Faculty to be run by College of Phoenix, sources confirmed right now.
Final 12 months, College of Phoenix made headlines when it gained the bid to take over administration of the Military’s graduate-level struggle faculty, a required step for majors as they proceed progressing into the senior ranks. Underneath the brand new administration, officers now have the chance to concurrently earn any masters diploma from the college’s program choices along with finishing their required army research, officers stated.
“I was afraid employers wouldn’t perceive my background and schooling after I retire,” stated Maj. Ross Davidson, a discipline artillery officer now concurrently in search of a Phoenix M.A. in Medieval Historical past. “I ain’t just a few hotshot firing the massive weapons no extra. I’m gaining a high quality schooling that companies will acknowledge, hooah.”
In an effort to chop prices, the Military had earlier introduced that each one officers attending CGSC must self-fund the obligatory profession college with their complete GI Invoice profit. By partnering with a revered college that may supply a sturdy choice of diploma packages, that is seen as one of the simplest ways to make sure the DoD remains to be caring for its aspiring leaders.
“Officers can anticipate our classroom instruction to be simply as high notch as our on-line programs,” stated College of Phoenix President Peter Cohen, whereas addressing their capability to efficiently handle a bodily campus.
When requested about how they deliberate to deal with choice for the celebrated Faculty of Superior Navy Research (SAMS), Coehn wasn’t frightened.
“Sam? Sams?…Fuck it, we’ll put regardless of the hell you need on that diploma,” he stated.
Regardless of the overwhelmingly constructive suggestions from most officers, some weren’t so optimistic.
“Wait, they’re doing what?” requested Maj. Mo Deaver, a army intelligence officer who claimed he by no means heard the bulletins resulting from “restricted entry” to his unclassified e mail.
He added: “That does it, dropping papers as quickly as I get dwelling. I’ve bought a high secret safety clearance. I’m finished with this bullshit.”
Regardless of some considerations, most attendees are enthusiastic about modifications to return, together with Maj. Davidson.
“There’s nothing that makes me prouder than being an American,” stated a teary-eyed Davidson, “besides possibly being a Phoenix!”