ME5 David Cai recently graduated from the U.S. Command and General Staff College (CGSC) as the top academic student in the Army Strategist Program for his class, receiving the Brigadier General Benjamin H.Grierson Award for Excellence in Strategic Studies. The CGSC was held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and had 70 International Military Students (IMS) from 65 different countries.. It is an extremely rigorous course which aims to educate, train and develop leaders for Unified Land Operations.
During the course, ME5 David’s exceptional analytical skills, superb military knowledge and distinguished leadership also led him to earning the Distinguished Master Strategist Award as well as the respect from his fellow coursemates. Most notably, the Deputy Commandant for the USGC, Brigadier General Christopher P.Hughes, heaped praise on ME5 David for his excellence, “You may be justifiably proud of this achievement. Only a small number of students complete the rigorous academic demands of the Strategic Studies Program, and you have distinguished yourself as the best among them.”