Military Notes

Army Maj. Patrick B. Almond has graduated from the Command and General Staff Officers Course at the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kan.

The college is the Army's senior tactical school.

The 10-month course educates and trains intermediate level Army officers, officers from other U.S. armed services, international officers, and civilian leaders from other federal agencies to operate in full spectrum Army, joint, interagency, and multinational environments as field grade commanders and staff officers.

Graduates are prepared to assume war fighting duties immediately upon graduation. They possess the competencies, supporting skills and knowledge that enable them to perform duties effectively and help teams achieve organizational objectives. Command and General Staff Officers Course graduates are attuned to the complexity of the operating environment and consider the impact of culture on military operations; take an ethical, disciplined approach to meeting organizational and strategic-level leadership challenges; are critical and creative thinkers who can adapt and thrive in ambiguous and ever-changing environments. They are self-aware and motivated to continue learning and improving throughout their careers; and recognize that history is the foundation for understanding the profession of arms.

Almond is a logistic officer and has served in the military for 24 years.

He is the son of Geneva Almond of Newnan. His wife, Stephanie, is the daughter of Nan McPhatter of Portal.

Almond received a bachelor of science in 1997 from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. He also earned a master of science in 2013 from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.



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