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Selected Articles: Professional Military Education

General and Flag Officer Development

Developing Strategists: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Interwar Army War College

Officer Professional Military Education Policy (OPMEP)

Strategic Leadership Primer for Senior Leaders, 4th ed.

Strategy is Performance, Episode 6: Professor Julia Ivy on EDGE [Elucidate, Develop Trust, Generate Value, Excite] Method

"In this episode, I interview Dr. Julia Ivy, who is a professor of at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business. She is a passionate advocate of a certain approach to case methods in the classroom called EDGE (Elucidate, Develop Trust, Generate Value, Excite), which she describes in some detail. If it is true that strategy is performance and that performance requires practice to achieve competence, Julia's approach to cases is something military educators should consider. Her approach focuses on real-world challenges, the importance of practical research, and the necessity of producing something of value. I think there is a resonance between how she approaches teaching practitioners (in her case, business practitioners) and what PME educators need to do to develop and cultivate military and national-security professionals."

Professional Military Education: Podcasts

Conversino, Mark, Joan Johnson-Freese, and Ryan Evans. “Airmen, Sailors, and the Schoolhouse.” War on the Rocks. Streaming audio. August 24, 2020. “As a part of our exploration of national security learning, we had Joan Johnson-Freese of the Naval War College and Mark Conversino of Air University on the show. Tune into this rich and wide-ranging conversation on what’s right and wrong with professional military education in the Navy and Air Force.”
Mullen, William F., III, and Ryan Evans. “Learn Like A Marine.” War on the Rocks podcast. Streaming audio. August 18, 2020. 30:11.

The Future of Education in National Security and Beyond

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Frank Kelley, Sae Schatz, Jason Tyszko, and Ryan Evans. “Scoping the Future of Education in National Security and Beyond.” War on the Rocks (May 14, 2020). “There’s a revolution coming in education that promises to empower lifelong learners in the national security space. In the first of a series of special episodes, pick apart the technological, organizational, and — most importantly — cultural issues at play. What does it all boil down to? What kind of learning should count and how can you make sure it counts? To understand all this, Ryan spoke with Sae Schatz, the Director of the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative; retired Marine Corps Brigadier General Frank Kelley, vice president of Defense Acquisitions University; and Jason Tyszko, the vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.” Resources discussed in the podcast include the following:

Professional Military Education: Reading Lists

Selected Monographs: Professional Military Education

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