He is a graduate of CGSOC
and the Theater Sustainment Planners, How the Army Runs, Joint Humanitarian Operations, Mortuary Affairs Officer, and Support Operations courses.
For officers to teach PME (if it becomes a KD position), they should have attended the relevant course and perhaps completed a Master's degree there in a topic relevant to the area in which they wish to teach (in the case of CGSOC
, this would be the Master of Military Art and Science).
Implementing ILE will eliminate the perception of inequity between the 50 percent currently selected for attendance at resident CGSOC and the other 50 percent who must complete the course through nonresident means.
Eliminating the inequities associated with selectee versus nonselectee will certainly be viewed as a plus by those officers who have traditionally had to sweat out the process, knowing that nonselect for resident CGSOC was a discriminator for promotion.
Several students who completed the SPO Course have asked why it is not provided before the start of CGSOC because the course could provide sustainers with a doctrinal foundation for the Common Core Course and AOC.
As a result, P934 was established to provide the students with a common doctrinal knowledge base and the crucial tools necessary to enhance the planning skills required during CGSOC and meet Hodge's challenge to sustain all phases of the operation.
For sustainment officers attending CGSOC, P934 provides a common doctrinal base and an understanding of automated planning tools to rapidly plan with sufficient detail to provide commanders the operational reach and freedom of action needed to complete the mission.
The primary difference between ILE and the legacy CGSOC is that the Army is committed to providing the best possible intermediate-level education to all majors.
Majors in the Information Operations, Institutional Support, and Operational Support career fields, along with special branch majors who only needed the common-core portion of the course for Military Education Level IV and joint professional military education I, chose CGSOC professional development electives for the remainder of the 10 months.
A totally revamped curriculum is the second area that distinguishes ILE from the legacy CGSOC.
For CGSOC, the Army used a central selection process to pick the top 50 percent of the majors in each year group to attend the 10-month resident course at Fort Leavenworth.
AOWC replaces Term II and Term III classes offered in the former CGSOC.