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Ted G. Ihrke


Ted Ihrke is an Assistant Professor and Curriculum Developer in the Department of Command and Leadership in the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, KS.  Ted graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University in 1981 and served nearly 27 years in various command and staff positions in the United States Army. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff Officers Course and received a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University in 2007.

Ted served as a Staff Leader in the Army’s Combined Arms Services and Staff School from 1997 to 2000.  This six weeks course was designed to prepare officers to assume battalion and brigade staff positions and focused on communication skills, problem solving and staff interaction.  Ted joined the Department of Command and Leadership in 2005 where his efforts have focused on curriculum development and instruction in critical thinking, decision making, organizational level leadership, and ethics.

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