PITTSBURGH, PA – September 9, 2019 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that equity partner Steven D. Irwin was recently awarded the Certificate of Leader Development for success completion of the Commandant’s National Security Program at the U.S. Army War College. Steve is one of only 50 civilians across the U.S. who was awarded this certificate in 2019.
Steve serves as Chair of Leech Tishman’s Government Relations Practice Group, and is also a member of the Corporate, Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. He is based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
The annual Commandant’s National Security Program, held from July 22-25, 2019 in Carlisle, PA, serves as the capstone event of the U.S. Army War College Distance Education Program. The program consisted of a series of guest speakers and panel presentations by nationally recognized subject matter experts on topics involving national security strategy and policy. Civilian guests were invited to attend the program along with the students.
This annual event has five objectives:
- First, it provides an opportunity for free and candid dialogue on national security topics with guests not typically affiliated with the national security community.
- Second, it enhances student learning and enables them to better understand the society they serve through exposure to guest perspectives.
- Third, it creates an environment for students and distinguished guests to candidly evaluate current policies and strategies.
- Fourth, it provides a forum in which distinguished speakers may present and discuss their views on national security related topics.
- Finally, it exposes community leaders to the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army War College.
The civilian guests are nominated by a variety of sources including previous attendees, students, staff and faculty of the U.S. Army War College. The invited guests are a select group of representatives from academia, the media, government, business, and other prominent organizations. By design, they represent a cross section of experience, contemporary interests, and views. Most of the guests have no direct affiliation with the national security community. Each is invited as a representative of their organization and its culture, someone deeply concerned with the well-being of the nation, and as a person whose experience, knowledge, and interests will enable him or her to contribute to seminar group discussions.
Approximately three guests are assigned to each of the 23 student seminar groups. The guests are invited to become active participants in the discussions and are encouraged to probe and examine the seminar group’s ideas vigorously and critically so as to give the students the benefits of their experience and perspectives.
ABOUT THE U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE
The U.S. Army War College educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of Landpower.
The purpose of U.S. Army War College at this time in our Nation’s history is to produce graduates from all our courses who are skilled critical thinkers and complex problem solvers in the global application of Landpower.
ABOUT LEECH TISHMAN
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