Army National Guard Col. Glenn M. Skawski has graduated from the U.S. Army War College Department of Distance Education program at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle. The college is the Army's senior educational institution.

The two-year program is equivalent to the college's one year resident program that prepares officers of all U.S. military services, as well as civilian officials of the federal government, to serve in top-level command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide.

The student completed the Army's highest level of formal education which prepares selected individuals to assume operational and strategic leadership responsibilities in military and national security organizations. The curriculum trains students to better grasp the fundamentals of war and obtain a broader and deeper understanding of the reasons why people fight, nature of conflict, and the conduct of war at the strategic level. Students study and confer on the great problems of national defense, military science, and responsible command, and upon graduation earn a master's degree in strategic studies.

Skawski, deputy chief of staff with the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, based in Anderson, S.C., has served 26 years in the military.

His wife, Susan, is the daughter of Barbara Fisher of Serfass Lane, Palmerton..

The colonel earned his bachelor's degree in 1983 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., and a master's degree in 1987 from Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.