Fort Leavenworth A group of military officers and one State Department student will learn about providing essential public services from civilian agencies over the coming weeks.
The 16 students are getting the training as part of their course of study at the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.
Throughout the month of May, the students will learn about law enforcement, fire protection, water and electricity services and managing city government from Kansas and Missouri agencies.
The training is part of a course called "Restoring Essential Services in Stability Operations." The course will teach the students about restoring basic services to citizens when they deploy to locations around the globe. Part of the training will include presentations on how to work with nongovernment organizations to provide humanitarian assistance.