Spotlight on education: Welcome to Truman Education Center Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 January 2018
By Karla Hope
Special to GUIDON

The Armed Forces Continuing Education System’s mission is to vigorously promote lifelong learning opportunities to sharpen the competitive edge of the Army by providing and managing quality self-development programs and services.  

 Staff at the Truman Education Center use various means to promote this mission of lifelong learning while supporting service members and their families throughout their academic endeavors.

 “Our goal is to provide vision, policy and direction while planning and operating programs and services to provide lifelong learning opportunities,” said Norris Johnson, Truman Education Center director. “This will help enhance job performance, skill qualifications and career growth for the Army and its future leaders, while promoting the development of critical thinking and decision-making skills through a variety of programs, including basic skills and postsecondary education, enabling Soldiers to adapt to      new challenges.”

 The center offers the following services: high school completion; college-level examinations; GI Bill assistance; joint-service transcripts; military spouse career advancement; tuition assistance; free applications for federal student aid; ACT/SAT examinations; and the Career Skills Program.

 Johnson said it’s a priority of the education center staff, and their seven institutions of higher education, to help military professionals be successful in meeting their education goals.

 “As the Department of Defense evolves, the Truman Education Center will continue to work diligently building an integrated workforce for Army 2020 by leveraging emerging technologies to streamline education, training and business practices, as well as design, build and implement an education enterprise architecture,” Johnson said.

 Find Truman Education Center on Facebook at @Fort Leonard Wood- Education Center, or stop by the office, located at 4904 Constitution Avenue, Building 499, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

 For more information, call 573.596.0172.

 (Editor’s note: Hope is an education counselor at the Truman Education Center.)

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