The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1956 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 27, 1956
Page 8
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FAGI EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAKCH ff, JM4 TOP-SECRET CAMPUS Students Col. John Watt, Col. Joseph Harrison, Lt. Col. John Throckmorton (L-R) on way to attend classes. Military policeman stands guard at entrance to War College grounds at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. T here is a quiet atmosphere at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., an old Army post, but looks are deceiving. Officers who stroll along the shaded walks carry secrets that are among America's most guarded possessions. Sharp-eyed sentries keep close watch. Carlisle Barracks is the site of the Army War College, fop "brain factory" of our ground forces. Nearly 200 hand-picked officers—all colonels or lieutenant colonels—are there for a year of concentrated study, to be prepared for duty as commanders and General Staff Corps officers at the highest Army levels. There are also 15 Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and State Department representatives among the students. The officers must have from 13 to 21 years of commissioned service before they are admitted. Brig. Gen. T. W. Dunn is acting commandant of the school. Much of the work at the college is, necessarily, shrouded in secrecy. The scope of the courses cover virtually every phase of strategy and war planning, national and international affairs and the army's operations. The school's 'functions are reflected in its motto: Prudens Futuri — Providence for the Future. Col. Jas. Shepherd enters committee room after seminof. Conferring over globe are, L. to R., Col, C.P.Bixel, of faculty; Brig. Gen. T. W. Dunn, Acting Commandant, and Col.J.A. Berry. Srudtnti hold strategy seminar. Group i< then broken up into committee* which will discuss different aspects of seminar. ™_ *!•* ' S At home, student Coi"John Bole., Jr., redds to doughter J«dy, o, while wife looks on. nil W«V'i PICT'JRE SHOW t» AP Si.ll Photey^^ P««l V«M>_

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