CARLISLE, Pa. -- Lt. Col. Chris Lindner, Army Nurse Corps, graduated from the U.S. Army War College with a master's degree in strategic studies on June 10.

Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, addressed the graduates about Army readiness and the future leadership challenges in a complex world.

Graduate studies included a completion of a strategy research project "Army Medical Department Talent Management: Preparing for an Uncertain Future." The 10-month curriculum educates and develops senior military officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as senior foreign military officers and civilian officials from a variety of federal agencies, to serve in strategic level command and staff positions worldwide.

A native and former resident of Covina, Calif., and Due West, S.C., Lindner will next serve at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas.