Richard E. Lauber is currently attending the The U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
He is one of 10 Army Civilians selected for the resident course which includes 400 students (primarily senior field grade military officers) from across the U.S. government and more than 70 international fellows from across the world.
The mission of the Army War College is to educate and develop leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of Landpower. The resident course is 10 months long with courses in strategic thinking and strategic leadership, theory of war and strategy, national security policy and strategy, theater strategy and campaigning and defense enterprise management.
The course prepares strategic leaders in the conceptual, technical, and interpersonal competencies required to lead and manage large complex organizations. This enables them to analyze, evaluate and capitalize on strategic issues and examine U.S. interests and policies from a geopolitical perspective, focusing on the use of national power, strategy development, campaign planning and war to analyze U.S. global priorities and regional interests, develop concepts and objectives at the national and theater levels, and analyze relationships among U.S. alliances and military operations.
In June, Lauber will graduate from the Army War College with a master's in strategic studies and begin working as a senior strategic policy planner with the director of national intelligence in McLean, Va.
Lauber is a 1982 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He has 32 years of service in the U.S. Army serving in the Kansas Army National Guard, the active army, and the Army Reserve.
He is currently a colonel in the Army Reserves assigned to the National Ground Intelligence Center in Charlottesville, Va., as a senior strategic planner and program integration officer