Tom Beaty invited to join the special academic seminar and exchange thoughts about national security topics
Friday, June 9, 2017—CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pennsylvania.—Tom Beaty, founder and CEO of Insight Sourcing Group and the oral history preservation non-profit Witness to War, participated in the U.S. Army War College 63rd annual National Security Seminar in Carlisle, PA., June 5-8, 2017.
Beaty (pictured above 1st row, 2nd from left) was one of 160 business, government, academic and community leaders selected from across the country to take part in the week-long academic seminar alongside the students of the Army War College. During the special academic event, Beaty represented fellow American citizens in discussions with the next generation of senior leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces, enabling for the senior military leaders a deeper understanding of perspectives across the American society they serve. The National Security Seminar was the capstone event of the Army War College’s 10-month curriculum, just before the Class of 2017 graduated with students earning a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies.
The NSS forum was structured around a daily presentation about an issue of significance to the nation’s security, followed by extended and candid discussion of the topic within one of 24 seminars. Mr. Beaty became a member of USAWC Seminar 1, comprising Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force officers at the rank of colonel or lieutenant colonel, a senior federal civilian, and three international officers, representing the United Kingdom, Albania, and Saudi Arabia. He was invited to share perspectives, background and experiences in the capstone event in the Strategic Studies graduate program.
The U.S. Army War College educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of land power.
Established in 1901 in Washington D.C., the Army War College relocated in 1951 to historic Carlisle Barracks, Pa. and today, it educates 2,500 senior leaders and strategists annually through a variety of strategic education and general officer education programs.
About Insight Sourcing Group
Insight Sourcing Group is the largest boutique consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on Strategic Sourcing and procurement-related services. Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate Strategic Sourcing savings, increase Spend Visibility, provide category intelligence, and implement procurement best practices. Insight Sourcing Group has worked with hundreds of corporate clients of all sizes and over 50 Private Equity firms.
Inc. magazine has ranked Insight Sourcing Group among the fastest-growing private companies in America every year since 2008, making it one of the few firms to be listed 9 years in a row as of 2016. Insight Sourcing Group was also recently named the #1 Boutique Consulting Firm To Work For in the US in 2016 by Vault.
About Witness to War
The Witness to War Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and was founded in 2001 by Insight Sourcing Group founder and Atlanta-based entrepreneur Tom Beaty. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving the stories of individual combat veterans.
It is about the “foxhole” or “windshield” view of combat as seen by the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who experienced it. It is about the fear, the emotions, the training, and the previously untapped wells of personal courage that enabled ordinary individuals to survive, and in some cases thrive, under extraordinary pressures and almost unimaginable danger. The Witness to War Foundation is dedicated to understanding, as much as possible, what it was like to “be there.”
To hear some of these incredible stories or for information on veteran interviews, visit www.witnesstowar.org.