The Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Suffern, New York, purposes to develop men and women with the theological understanding, street-level skills and Salvationist spirit required to advance the mission of the Army expressed in its international statement.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
“The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say,
‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Luke 17:20-21 (NIV)
The Executive Council is an eight-member leadership team and is charged with maintaining the appropriate strategy, vision, and policies to ensure that the purposes of the CFOT are met. The team represents a variety of cultural backgrounds, with four native languages spoken, and have served 255 years as active officers collectively. Additionally, the team holds numerous educational degrees including Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Leadership, Ministry and Education, and Bachelors of Organizational Management, and Science.