“In this position [Army Chief of Staff] I am a political soldier,
and I will have to put my training in rapping out orders and making snap
decisions on the back burner and have to learn the art of persuasion and
guile. I must become an expert in a
whole new set of skills.”
Marshall, Army Chief of Staff
The State Guard Association of the United States War College
course has three Phases with three Topics in each Phase. Throughout each topic
are comprehension checks and there is a quiz at the end of each topic. A comprehensive test finishes out each Phase.
You will not be allowed to progress to
the next Topic unless you score at least 70% on each quiz. You will not be able to progress to the next
Phase unless you score a 70% on the Phase Test. When you have finished all
three phases, you will be required to complete a course survey. Once you have
completed the survey you will be provided with a certificate of completion.
For the Certificate of Completion:
1. The certificate generation module will only show up when you have completed all the requirements (pass the three section quizzes and the final exam with 70% or greater in each. Once that is attained, the certificate generation task/activity will go from being grayed out to being active for you to use.
2. Please ensure your name is provided correctly in
your profile and that it is not all CAPS and just the first letter is
If you have questions, please email the PME Academy
Commandant, BG Chago Santiago, at chago.santiago@SGAUS.org.
State Guard Association of the
United States War College Motto:
“Applying Military Strategic
Concepts to Prepare for State
At the end of the SGAUS War College, the student will be knowledgeable
in areas necessary for the Senior Officer to succeed in strategic planning and
leadership at the State Defense Force senior command level. This set of skills
is not all inclusive but will provide the student with more focused knowledge
in areas necessary for developing the Goals and Mission Essential Tasks of a
State Defense Force as well as leading, influencing, and developing others in a
team environment. Disaster response is referenced throughout this course, as disaster
management has become a major focus of many State Defense Forces, however, the strategic
concepts apply to all military endeavors.
Each topic is a written lecture which is a condensed content
of the reference(s) made available at the start of the topic. Additional
lecture material, information, and opinion, not found in the supplied
reference, may be included by the course developer without added citation to
It is recommended that the student views the video(s) and
reviews the reference materials before starting the topic/module. Complete reading of the reference material may
or may not be necessary.
Read the State Guard Association of the United
States (SGAUS) War College Introduction and Objectives
Review the U.S. Army War College Homepage
Review the U.S. Army War College Online Journal
– War Room. Subscription to the online journal is free and provides a
continuous stream of important and interesting subject matter.
Review the U.S. Army’ YouTube channel.
Consider purchasing “The U.S. Army War College:
Military Education in a Democracy,” as this book gives an overview of the
creation of the U.S. Army War College, and its changes over the years
Read the Introduction at the beginning of each
Phase for an overview of the Topics.
Watch the video(s), in its(their) entirety, at
the beginning of each Topic.
Open and review the written reference material
at the beginning of each Topic. Use the written reference material to provide
more depth to the written topic instructional material.
Pay attention to the quiz question at the end of
each page. These questions will be comprehensively reviewed at the end of each
Topic with a 10-question topic Quiz. Then selected quiz questions will be
included in the 15-question end of Phase Test.
At the completion of the SGAUS War College
course, spend time completing the course evaluation. The information that
students provide will be used to evaluate and strengthen the course curriculum.
U.S. Army War College References
U.S. Army War
U.S. Army War
College Online Journal – War Room: subscribe (at no cost) for articles and
U.S. Army War
College YouTube Channel
The U.S. Army War
College: Military Education in a Democracy