HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - As school began for most high school students in the Tennessee Valley, it ended for others on Redstone Arsenal. Sixty-three soldiers have been in class since the beginning of May. In late August, those students graduated.
The graduation marked the completion of Command General Staff School. It's a type of schooling typically for soldiers who are looking to move up in rank.
Major Mike Shellman is an Army Chaplain as well as one of the new graduates. He said at the school they learn how to "improve our communication skills, our written and oral skills and being applied to how we can use this to not only further our education, but further helping our great country."
Major Shellman has been in the military for over a decade, and he said he approached the schooling like any other mission, "I think it was just that passion that kept me motivated to do some of the things that I've been able to do."
Of the sixty-three graduates, six came from Redstone Arsenal. The others traveled to the post to take the course and then headed back home.