Thanks to the generous contributions from our corporate and individual donors we are able to support these programs.

Francis W. De Serio Chair of Strategic and Theater Intelligence

The De Serio Chair is a fully-funded teaching and research position at the U.S. Army War College in the Department of National Security and Strategy.  The Chair provides the incumbent with opportunities to expand and exchange knowledge with students, faculty, the National Intelligence Community, and Unified Command intelligence organizations on the critical role of intelligence in the formulation of national and theater security and strategy, and to enhance public understanding of the vital contributions of strategic intelligence to national security affairs.

This Chair is funded with an endowment through the generosity of Charlotte H. Watts through the Russell Pearce and Elizabeth Crimian Heuer Foundation, in honor of her late husband, Francis W. DeSerio.  Fran De Serio was a 1972 graduate of USAWC and a long-time friend of the Army War College Foundation and member of the Board of Trustees.  He retired in 1987 after 34 years of federal service and passed away in 2002.

The current De Serio Chair is Dr. Genevieve Lester. 

 

Prior to Academic Year 2016, the Chair was a part-time position.  The Chair has been held by:

Mr. Anthony R. “Tony” Williams, 2008-2010; 2011-2013

Dr. William I. Rodier III, 2010-2011

Prof. Richard H. Immerman, Temple University, 2013-2016 

Chair of War Studies

The Chair of War Studies is a long-term civilian faculty position designated to strengthen the U.S. Army War College faculty in the interdisciplinary study of war. The inaugural holder of the Chair is Dr. Michael S. Neiberg.  Dr. Neiberg produces cutting-edge scholarship that influences national security policy, military strategy, and the College curriculum. Additionally, he represents the College through lectures and scholarly conferences, while also mentoring faculty and students.  This Chair is currently funded by the Foundation through unrestricted donations.

Honorary Academic Chairs

The USAWC Academic Chairs provide a prestigious and visible means of recognizing and honoring faculty members. These chairs are awarded as honorific recognition of a faculty member's significant contributions to the War College mission or are assigned to a faculty member filling an endowed position or other position-specific relationship. There are a total of 15 Academic Chairs. Thirteen are honorific and are divided between six dedicated to the Departments/Directorates and seven at-large chairs, which may be awarded to any faculty member. The remaining two academic chairs are position specific. All civilian and military faculty are eligible for nomination to an honorific Academic Chair. AWCF recognizes the faculty member's academic excellence by presenting an armchair as a symbol of their achievement.

COL Madigan Faculty Writing Awards

The purpose of this award is to encourage thoughtful consideration of topics addressed in the Army War College curriculum to recognize published research that addresses the enduring themes of ethics, history, strategic vision and jointness, as well as the special themes announced each year, to recognize material published by AWC faculty and staff as books or in academic and other professional civilian and military journals, and to recognize research accepted for publication by peer-reviewed and other journals. The College presents six awards for writing excellence for outstanding papers written by members of the faculty. The College also gives an award for authorship of a book when one meets the stringent criteria for such recognition. These awards are judged by the Academic Chair Holders of the Army War College.

Thanks to the generous contributions from our corporate and individual donors we are able to support these programs.

Francis W. De Serio Chair of Strategic and Theater Intelligence

The De Serio Chair is a fully-funded teaching and research position at the U.S. Army War College in the Department of National Security and Strategy.  The Chair provides the incumbent with opportunities to expand and exchange knowledge with students, faculty, the National Intelligence Community, and Unified Command intelligence organizations on the critical role of intelligence in the formulation of national and theater security and strategy, and to enhance public understanding of the vital contributions of strategic intelligence to national security affairs.

This Chair is funded with an endowment through the generosity of Charlotte H. Watts through the Russell Pearce and Elizabeth Crimian Heuer Foundation, in honor of her late husband, Francis W. DeSerio.  Fran De Serio was a 1972 graduate of USAWC and a long-time friend of the Army War College Foundation and member of the Board of Trustees.  He retired in 1987 after 34 years of federal service and passed away in 2002.

The current De Serio Chair is Dr. Genevieve Lester. 

 

Prior to Academic Year 2016, the Chair was a part-time position.  The Chair has been held by:

Mr. Anthony R. “Tony” Williams, 2008-2010; 2011-2013

Dr. William I. Rodier III, 2010-2011

Prof. Richard H. Immerman, Temple University, 2013-2016 

Chair of War Studies

The Chair of War Studies is a long-term civilian faculty position designated to strengthen the U.S. Army War College faculty in the interdisciplinary study of war. The inaugural holder of the Chair is Dr. Michael S. Neiberg.  Dr. Neiberg produces cutting-edge scholarship that influences national security policy, military strategy, and the College curriculum. Additionally, he represents the College through lectures and scholarly conferences, while also mentoring faculty and students.  This Chair is currently funded by the Foundation through unrestricted donations.

Honorary Academic Chairs

The USAWC Academic Chairs provide a prestigious and visible means of recognizing and honoring faculty members. These chairs are awarded as honorific recognition of a faculty member's significant contributions to the War College mission or are assigned to a faculty member filling an endowed position or other position-specific relationship. There are a total of 15 Academic Chairs. Thirteen are honorific and are divided between six dedicated to the Departments/Directorates and seven at-large chairs, which may be awarded to any faculty member. The remaining two academic chairs are position specific. All civilian and military faculty are eligible for nomination to an honorific Academic Chair. AWCF recognizes the faculty member's academic excellence by presenting an armchair as a symbol of their achievement.

COL Madigan Faculty Writing Awards

The purpose of this award is to encourage thoughtful consideration of topics addressed in the Army War College curriculum to recognize published research that addresses the enduring themes of ethics, history, strategic vision and jointness, as well as the special themes announced each year, to recognize material published by AWC faculty and staff as books or in academic and other professional civilian and military journals, and to recognize research accepted for publication by peer-reviewed and other journals. The College presents six awards for writing excellence for outstanding papers written by members of the faculty. The College also gives an award for authorship of a book when one meets the stringent criteria for such recognition. These awards are judged by the Academic Chair Holders of the Army War College.