A vibrant academic center recognized for its innovative approach to Cold War military history and strategic analysis.
During the 2012-13 academic session, the Virginia Military Institute undertook a comprehensive review of the organization and function of the Adams Center. The process involved interviews with nearly 100 stakeholders. From that assessment, Adams Center director Bradley Coleman presented a draft, five-year strategic plan to the advisory board in early May 2013. The board reviewed and revised the document during the weeks that followed. On 10 June, the advisory board formally approved Strategic Vision 2012-2017
The Adams Center strategic plan highlights the utility of history to current and future national security professionals. It also emphasizes partnerships to amplify the work of the center. Throughout, Strategic Vision 2012-2017 supports Virginia Military Institute’s mission to educate twenty-first-century strategic leaders. The Adams Center strategic plan includes realistic, timed, and measurable five-year objectives to accomplish its goals—and fulfill its greater potential at Virginia Military Institute and beyond.