The Olmsted Foundation

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The George and Carol Olmsted Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit, private foundation. The Foundation was originally established by charter in 1956 in Washington, DC, and transferred its charter to Virginia in 1960. The Foundation inaugurated the Olmsted Scholar Program in 1959, with the selection of the first class of Olmsted Scholars; the Olmsted Scholar Class of 1960.

The George and Carol Olmsted Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit, private foundation. The Foundation was originally established by charter in 1956 in Washington, DC, and transferred its charter to Virginia in 1960. The Foundation inaugurated the Olmsted Scholar Program in 1959, with the selection of the first class of Olmsted Scholars; the Olmsted Scholar Class of 1960.

Mission: "To provide outstanding young military leaders an unsurpassed opportunity to achieve fluency in a foreign language, pursue graduate study at an overseas university, and acquire an in-depth understanding of foreign cultures, thereby further equipping them to serve in positions of great responsibility as senior leaders in the United States Armed Forces."

Operating as usual

Meet #Olmsted Scholar Col Mike Hopkins, USAF, who was a member of the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2003 and is now the comma...
09/29/2020
NASA Live

Meet #Olmsted Scholar Col Mike Hopkins, USAF, who was a member of the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2003 and is now the commander of the SpaceX Crew-1, during this virtual news conference at 2 PM EDT - #shapingfutureleaders #usaf #leadershipdevelopment
https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

NASA launches, landings, and events. Watch live broadcasts from NASA Television and NASA's social media channels, and a schedule of upcoming live events including news briefings, launches and landings.

08/26/2020
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet

Olmsted Scholar ADM James G. Foggo from the Olmsted Class of 1987 discusses the Olmsted Scholar Program and the importance of sharing culture in this interview. #shapingfurtureleaders #leadershipdevelopment #usnavy https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=279620226455675&extid=c9SZEesh9SBbH3Qp

4th “What Inspires Me” with #USNavy ADM James G. Foggo where he discusses the importance of sharing culture and how that has guided and inspired him over the years. He speaks about his time with The Olmsted Foundation founded by U.S. Army General Olmsted and that experience set the course of his time in the Navy.

He ends by talking about the power of #music and how that brings us together via the US #Navy Band performances around #Europe and #Africa area of operation!
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#WestPoint #GeneralMacArthur #AdmiralRickover #Soldier #WWII #Korea #Olmsted #France #Culture #inspiration #Leadership #leadbyexample #leadershipmatters #culturematters #naveurnavaf #c6f #us6thfleet #navy #military #USA #America #service

Congratulations to #Olmsted Scholar Lt Gen D.T. Thompson who is a member of the Olmsted Scholar Class of 1993! #shapingf...
08/26/2020

Congratulations to #Olmsted Scholar Lt Gen D.T. Thompson who is a member of the Olmsted Scholar Class of 1993! #shapingfutureleaders #usaf

Even in the midst of COVID-19, Olmsted Scholars are continuing to overcome obstacles and embrace the Olmsted Experience!...
08/26/2020

Even in the midst of COVID-19, Olmsted Scholars are continuing to overcome obstacles and embrace the Olmsted Experience! LCDR Chip Howell and his wife Stephanie from the Class of 2020 have recently arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia and to begin studies and cultural immersion. #shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment #usnavy #usarmy #usairforce #uscoastguard #usmarinecorps

08/10/2020
06/19/2020
6th Combat Training Squadron

Olmsted Scholar Lt Col Patrick Parrish will take command of the 6th Combat Training Squadron at Nellis AFB at 1100 PDT today. Lt Col Parrish studied at Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, as a member of the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2016. Lt Col Parrish is a 2005 graduate of the US Air Force Academy. For those interested in watching the ceremony will go live at the following link:https://www.facebook.com/6th-Combat-Training-Squadron-111793123900511

The mission of the 6th Combat Training Squadron (6 CTS) is to train and educate joint fires integrators for today's and tomorrow's battlefield.

Good news to report for Olmsted Scholars! Congratulations to these officers!
06/15/2020

Good news to report for Olmsted Scholars! Congratulations to these officers!

Congratulations are in order for Olmsted Scholar Brigadier General Dagvin (Dag) Anderson!#shapingfutureleaders #usaf
06/01/2020

Congratulations are in order for Olmsted Scholar Brigadier General Dagvin (Dag) Anderson!
#shapingfutureleaders #usaf

Happy Military Spouse Day!
05/08/2020

Happy Military Spouse Day!

An #Olmsted Scholar from the Class of 2020 will live and study abroad in Lima, Peru! The #Olmsted Scholar Program is a #...
05/06/2020

An #Olmsted Scholar from the Class of 2020 will live and study abroad in Lima, Peru! The #Olmsted Scholar Program is a #leadershipdevelopment program open to qualified officers in the #uscg , #usmc, #usna, #usaf, and #usarmy. Find out more by visiting www.olmstedfoundation.org.

Olmsted Scholars continue to lead!#shapingfutureleaders #usnavy
05/05/2020

Olmsted Scholars continue to lead!
#shapingfutureleaders #usnavy

Olmsted Scholars from the Classes of 2012 and 2013 have been selected for command!#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevel...
04/13/2020

Olmsted Scholars from the Classes of 2012 and 2013 have been selected for command!
#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment #usarmy

Captain Cameron Marshall has been awarded the Alfred M. Gray award. The General Alfred M. Gray award is given to an acti...
04/09/2020

Captain Cameron Marshall has been awarded the Alfred M. Gray award. The General Alfred M. Gray award is given to an active-duty Marine captain serving as a Communications Information Systems Officer for outstanding contributions to the Marine Corps mission.
#shapingfutureleaders #olmstedleadership #usmc

03/24/2020
Congratulations to the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2021!#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment#usn #usnavy
03/19/2020

Congratulations to the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2021!
#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment
#usn #usnavy

Congratulations to the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2021!#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment#usmc #usmarinecorps
03/19/2020

Congratulations to the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2021!
#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment
#usmc #usmarinecorps

Congratulations to the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2021!#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment#uscg #uscoastguard
03/19/2020

Congratulations to the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2021!
#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment
#uscg #uscoastguard

Congratulations to the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2021!#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment#usarmy #usa
03/19/2020

Congratulations to the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2021!
#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment
#usarmy #usa

Congratulations to the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2021!#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment#usaf #usairforce
03/19/2020

Congratulations to the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2021!
#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopment
#usaf #usairforce

In honor of the birthday of the #Olmsted Scholar Program founder, MG George Olmsted, we have gathered some of the highli...
03/18/2020

In honor of the birthday of the #Olmsted Scholar Program founder, MG George Olmsted, we have gathered some of the highlights of his career.
#shapingfutureleaders #leadershipdevelopement

We honor MG George Olmsted, #Olmsted Scholar Program founder and United States Military Academy Class of 1922 graduate, ...
03/18/2020

We honor MG George Olmsted, #Olmsted Scholar Program founder and United States Military Academy Class of 1922 graduate, today on his birthday. We are thankful for his foresight and creation of this premier leadership program!
#shapingfutureleaders
#usarmy #usmc #usaf #usnavy #uscg

In Ep. 44 of Pod Bless Canada, #Olmsted Scholar Dr. Rob Spalding, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret) (OSC 02, Shanghai) "outlines how ...
03/09/2020
Ep. 44 - Understanding China's "Stealth War," with Gen. Robert Spalding and Charles Burton

In Ep. 44 of Pod Bless Canada, #Olmsted Scholar Dr. Rob Spalding, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret) (OSC 02, Shanghai) "outlines how China has leveraged an increasingly globalized, interconnected, and digitally-mediated world to infiltrate and influence Western economies and societies."
#defense #china #shapingfutureleaders #usaf #usmc #usna #uscg #usarmy #leadershipdevelopment
https://lnkd.in/eC2UK9k

In this latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Senior Fellow Charles Burton was joined by Brig. Gen. (Ret) Dr. Robert Spalding, the author of “Stealth War.” During their conversation, Gen. Spalding o

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In 2018 Olmsted Scholar Lino Miani (OSC 07, Kuala Lumpur) founded the non-profit Combat Diver Foundation (CDF), a 501(c)...
02/26/2020
The Combat Diver Foundation

In 2018 Olmsted Scholar Lino Miani (OSC 07, Kuala Lumpur) founded the non-profit Combat Diver Foundation (CDF), a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to preserve the history of the elite combat diver community. Since its inception, the CDF has worked with an array of Special Operations Forces units, the Special Warfare Museum, and private donors to preserve the history and artifacts of the Combat Diver community.

This year, the CDF is growing its board of directors and will again host its annual fundraiser called the “Deep Dive.” This year’s event, Deep Dive 2020, will take place at the Flora-Bama Lounge in Pensacola, and will further propel CDF toward its ultimate objective of building a Combat Diver Museum. More information about the nonprofit can be obtained at http://ow.ly/JjWZ50ywO99.

Preserving the history of the Combat Diver community.

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02/18/2020

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02/13/2020

We've just reached 900 followers on our page! Please share this page and keep others informed about the good work the Olmsted Foundation does! You never know when you might inspire a future Olmsted Scholar to apply for this impactful leadership development program!

Amanda Marshall, spouse of Olmsted Scholar Cameron Marshall (OSC 15, Zagreb) had an amazing experience in Zagreb, Croati...
02/13/2020

Amanda Marshall, spouse of Olmsted Scholar Cameron Marshall (OSC 15, Zagreb) had an amazing experience in Zagreb, Croatia after arriving in 2015. Their interactions with local Croats in farmers markets in towns like Dolac and Britanac inspired Amanda to compile the recipes she collected and refined during their years in Croatia. She recently published her beautiful travel cookbook titled, Our Table in Croatia: Cooking for my
family through the seasons and markets in Croatia.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon at the following link:http://ow.ly/ueGi50ylKqp

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Address

80 East Jefferson Street, Suite 300B
Falls Church, VA
22046

General information

The Foundation sponsors Active Duty Military Officers in a two year program for graduate studies, overseas at foreign universities (see the http://www.olmstedfoundation.org/olmsted/web/index.cfm?view=scholarsProgram/vwMain for more details and information). Prior to graduate studies, the officer will have up to one year of intensive, foreign language training. The Foundation also sponsors qualified Cadets and Midshipmen for shorter duration trips emphasizing overseas travel and exposure to foreign cultures (see http://www.olmstedfoundation.org/olmsted/web/index.cfm?view=undergraduateProgram/vwMain for more information and details).

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 05:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 05:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 05:00
Thursday 08:00 - 05:00
Friday 08:00 - 05:00

Telephone

(703) 536-3500

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The Olmsted Vision - Shaping Future Leaders

The United States is one of the major forces in the world today. As a consequence, its military leaders come into contact with citizens and military leaders of many nations. Relationships between nations require a unique consideration of many factors including political, economic and military, among others. It is not enough to know one’s own strengths, weaknesses, and general characteristics. The solutions of difficulties that arise between nations require a knowledge and depth of understanding of the particular nations involved. To this end, The George and Carol Olmsted Foundation established the Olmsted Scholar Program in 1959 in cooperation with, and support of, the Department of Defense and the Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force, with the first Scholars selected in that year for study overseas beginning in 1960. With the passing years and additional funding from General Olmsted's estate, the Olmsted Scholar Program has been enlarged so that each year qualified officers from each service (As of 2007, the Foundation is authorized to support 10 officers each from the Army, Navy, and Air Force and three from the Marine Corps for a potential class size of 33 officers per year as a current goal) are tendered a grant to expand their total educational opportunities during two years of study overseas. The theme for the Program might well be ‘‘Know Your Neighbor.’’ Fundamental to the initial purpose of creating the scholarship program is the conviction that the greatest leaders must be educated broadly. The concept encompasses the vision of young military officers and their families immersing themselves in a foreign culture while the officer studies in a foreign language in a liberal arts field of his or her choice. In the years following this period of foreign study a scholar may seek a graduate degree; although such action is not required by the Foundation, it is encouraged, in concert with the military departments. In later years, the background and experience gained by the officer should be highly beneficial to their performance on higher echelon staffs or in assignments requiring continuing contact with citizens of the nation in which they studied, in particular, and with citizens of other countries in general. A major bonus is the fact that the Scholar’s family shares this experience. The interest of the Foundation extends beyond academic study. The Scholar is expected to become familiar with the institutions, characteristics, customs and mores of the people of the country in which the university is located. It is anticipated that warm and enduring friendships will be formed with individuals in the country in which he or she studies. To the extent that studies permit, a scholar is expected to travel extensively and acquire a familiarity with the region of which the country of study is a part. All of these activities and relationships combine to form a program of broad scope and substantial depth. The benefits to the individuals undergoing the educational experience are self-evident. The benefits to the country and to the Armed Forces of the United States are equally great in my judgment. GEORGE H. OLMSTED Major General, USAR, Retired U.S. Military Academy Class of 1922

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