Leonard J. Fullenkamp
Class of 1964
In Recognition for Leadership
After achieving his Bachelor of Science in 1968 and a Master of Arts in 1979, Leonard became a part of the U.S. Army to eventually become a colonel serving from 1968-1998. He was a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1980 and the U.S. Army War College in 1990.
From 1980-1983, Leonard was an Assistant Professor of Military History at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Leonard also served on the Editorial Board of Army War College’s Professional Journal, “Parameters” from 1992-2014. He was the director of Advanced Warfighting Studies Program from 1992-1993 and the Advanced Strategic Arts Program from 1999-2007. He was an academic chair member for the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Chair of National Security from 1995-1998 as well as Henry L. Stimson Chair of Military Studies from 2001-2004.
Leonard fulfilled the spot of director of the Army War College Battlefield Staff Ride Program from 1993-2013. He also served the U.S. Government as Professor of Military History and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College from 1998-2014. His army command and staff assignments include: Senior Advisor, 39th Vietnamese Ranger Battalion; Battalion Staff, 82nd Airborne Division, Fires Officer, U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion; Battery and Battalion Commander, and 101st Airborne Division.
He was the author of Army War College Campaign Studies and Battlefield Staff Guides for WWII campaigns: North Africa, Normandy, the Battlefield of Bulge, and the Operation Just Cause as well as the co-author of U.S. Army War College Battlefield Guides to the Battle of Shiloh, the Vicksburg Campaign, and the Battle of Gettysburg. With over 46 years of government service, he retired in 2014.