The U.S. Army is reorganizing its education enterprise into a university structure that will maximize educational opportunities for Soldiers by providing valid academic credit for the education and experience they receive while on active duty. This effort provides a cost savings to the Army in tuition assistance and unemployment expenses, and improves a Soldier’s ability to transition into quality employment opportunities after their service.
The Army University encompasses all U.S. Army Training and Command schools, provides the force with a single point of contact for all Army education matters and addresses the educational needs of the Army while providing individual Soldiers and civilians the opportunity to accomplish their own respective academic goals.
The purpose of Army University is to:
- — Provide professional degree and credentialing opportunities
- — Communicate the value the Army places on education
- — Gain national recognition as an accredited educational institution
- — Increase partnering with public and private universities
- — Identify talent and integrate best practices across the education system
Brig. Gen. John Kem, deputy commandant for U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Clowser, Army University, provide updates on Army University during the Association of the United States Army Symposium Oct. 13, 2015.