NY Army National Guard Col. Christopher Cronin, a Victor resident, graduates from Army War College
New York Army National Guard Colonel Christopher R. Cronin, a Victor resident, who currently serves as commander of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, has graduated from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
The War College provides graduate-level instruction to senior military officers and civilians to prepare them for senior leadership assignments and responsibilities.
Each year about 800 Active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard colonels and lieutenant colonels are enrolled in the college.
Half the students, like Cronin, enroll in a two-year long distance learning program that includes two-week sessions at the Carlisle Campus.
The other students take part in a ten-month resident program.
Graduates receive a master's degree in Strategic Studies.
"The educational highlight of this program for me was understanding the strategic implications of gray zone wars in the current volatile and complex global environment," said Cronin.
Cronin graduated from the course on July 28.