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Edward M. Almond and the US ArmyFrom the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps$
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Michael E. Lynch

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813177984

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813177984.001.0001

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Education of a Senior Officer

Education of a Senior Officer

1933–1941

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(p.46) 4 Education of a Senior Officer
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Edward M. Almond and the US Army
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Michael E. Lynch

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813177984.003.0004

Almond began his transition to the Army’s senior leadership with attendance at the US Army War College, where his classmates included future five-star flag officers Omar Bradley and William Halsey. Moving directly to the War Department General Staff (WDGS) after graduation, Almond reported to Military Intelligence Division’s Latin America desk where monitored the activities of the military Attachés assigned to Central and South America. He sought more educational opportunities by attending the Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS) a precursor to the present-day Air War College, and the Naval War College, where his performance earned him a teaching spot. Few other future general officers attended two senior service colleges, and none attended all three. He turned down that job and went to VI Corps where he spent the last year before the next war conducting the large scale maneuver exercises that would prepare him for his next assignment.

Keywords:   Maj. Omar. N. Bradley, Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS), US Army War College, Naval War College, War Department General Staff (WDGS), Latin America desk, VI Corps

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