Mission
Originally established in 1924 as the Army Industrial College, this institution was the first school of its kind with study focused completely on issues of industrial mobilization for military purposes. In 1946, the school begins a tradition as a joint institution changing names to The Industrial College of the Armed forces with Army and Navy personnel participating in departmental duties. The school transforms again in 2013 formally to be known as The Dwight D Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.
Officially, the mission of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (the Eisenhower School) is:
The Eisenhower School prepares its graduates to lead the strategic institutions and activities associated with the integrated development and resource execution of national security and national defense strategies.
Under the guidance of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), the Eisenhower School Commandant and faculty prepare senior military officers, government civilians, and selected representatives from the private sector and international officers for the national security challenges of the 21st century. The goal is to leverage technological advances, integrate new strategic and operational concepts, identify and adapt to evolving global developments, and channel the vitality and innovation of the Services, the interagency, and allies to achieve a more seamless, coherent effect when confronting new national security challenges and the battlefields of the future.

eisenhower school seal

The Eisenhower School Coat of Arms

Laurel and Oak Branches: Represent achievement and strength. Also represent continuity with the Coats of Arms of the National War College and the National Defense University

Torch: Shedding light on the unknown; opening new horizons

Book: Education, understanding, and knowledge

Key: Ability to open the doors. Note “E” pattern used to provide access, symbolizing both education and Eisenhower

Sword: Preparedness or readiness to defend the Nation

Colors, Red and White: Colors representing the Assistant Secretary of War who originally designated the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1946

Flames: Consistent with the Coat of Arms of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the rayonne partition in the shield symbolizes the fires of industry

5 Star Cluster: Eisenhower’s rank and position as General of the Army