CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa. (July 28, 2017) — “This class exemplifies grit, determination and professionalism,” said Maj. Gen. Bill Rapp as he addressed his final graduating class as the commandant of the U.S. Army War College, 2014-2017. From Wheelock Bandstand he congratulated 385 members of the Distance Class of 2017 seated on the historic parade ground here. The student body of competitively selected senior leaders from the U.S. military, US federal agencies, and international officers earned a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies today.