LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Lewisboro Town Board member Frank V. Kelly has graduated from the U.S. Army War College with the Class of 2012, earning a master’s degree in strategic leadership.
Kelly received his diploma during ceremonies July 27 at the Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pa.
Kelly is a lieutenant colonel in the Army and an attorney with an active trial and appellate practice.
His program at the War College was completed over a period of two years, including three in-residence sessions that lasted two weeks each. The rest was done through Internet conference classes.
The War College is the Army’s most senior educational program. Candidates, who usually have at least one master’s degree before applying, go through a competitive selection process before being nominated to attend.
The War College educates select military, civilian and international leaders, as well as conducting research and supporting the Army's strategic communication efforts.
Notable alumni include John J. Pershing, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton Jr., Omar Bradley, George Marshall, Matthew Ridgway, Walter Bedell Smith, William Westmoreland, Creighton Abrams, Alexander Haig, H. Norman Schwarzkopf and Tommy Franks.