The ÉCOLE MILITAIRE (French pronunciation: , _Military School_)
is a vast complex of buildings housing various military training
facilities located in the 7th arrondissement of
It was founded in 1750, after the
War of the Austrian Succession , by
Louis XV on the basis of a proposal of Marshal
Maurice de Saxe
It now hosts:
* The _École de guerre_ (War School), and * The _ Institut des hautes études de défense nationale _ (IHEDN) (Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defense)
The vast complex formed by the École militaire.
ÉCOLE DE GUERRE
The École de guerre (fr: War School) is a French institution for military higher education. It succeeds the former _Collège interarmées de Défense_ (Joint Service Defense College), itself the result of the merger of the four _Écoles supérieures de guerre_ of the French Army , French Navy , French Air Force and National Gendarmerie , and the _Cours supérieur interarmées_ since 1 September 1993. It is located in the École Militaire, and is subordinated to the Chief of the Defence Staff (France) . Teaching is selective, diversified, and focused on joint warfare , international relations, and planning.
The École de guerre teaches junior officers from the three services, the National Gendarmerie, Services ( Service de santé des armées or Service des essences des armées ), or Délégation générale pour l\'Armement . Candidate students are recruited by competitive examination , each promotion featuring nationals of over 70 countries. Once admitted, they are trained to assume staff positions in their armies of origin, in joint staffs, on interallied staffs, or any other position where defence policies are crafted and implemented. Attendance to the school is usually a necessary step for achieving field officers positions.
The École de guerre can be compared to the Joint Services Command and Staff College , UK, and the Command and General Staff College , US.