School for Advanced Military Studies Program (AMSP)
This program is a yearlong resident course taught by the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The purpose of the AMSP is to provide the Army and the other services with specially educated officers for command and general staff positions at tactical and operational echelons. The program provides its graduates an advanced education in the military arts and sciences focused at the operational level. Additionally, the program provides training in the practical skills needed to plan and conduct battles, major operations, and campaigns and in adapting doctrine and techniques to the changing realities of war. Applicants must be ILE qualified or resident students in ILE or sister Service resident programs. There are 84 (60 Army, 24 RC, other Service, and international officers) students selected for attendance each year. The Director, SAMS, accepts applications from August through October of each year.