Welcome to the official website of the

SWCS Libraries- The Learning Resource Center

at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Marquat Memorial Learning Resource Center

The Marquat Memorial Learning Resource Center, a 10,000 square-foot facility, is housed in Bank Hall. The library maintains a diverse collection of library resources and services to support education, training, doctrine development and operational research requirements.

The Marquat Memorial Learning Resource Center is named in honor of Maj. Gen. William Marquat. Maj. Gen. William Frederic Marquat was born in St. Louis, Mo., on March 17, 1894, to William and Sara (Layden) Marquat. Before joining the military, he reported local features for the Seattle Times. Marquat served in World War I with the Coast Artillery Office. By the time World War II broke out, Marquat had ascended to the rank of major general. He served as a staff officer to Gen. Douglas MacArthur and the commander of the 14th Anti-Aircraft Command in the Philippines, seeing action in the Manila-Bataan campaign. His skills as a diplomat and a staff officer served him well after World War II, when he was hand-picked to organize and chair the Allied council for Japan, serving as the United States representative in determining occupation policies. Simultaneous to this chairmanship, he headed the Economics and Science Section General Headquarters for the Supreme Command Allied Powers in Tokyo from 1945–1952. Most of the post-war economic success of Japan can be directly attributed to policies drafted by this section. Maj. Gen. Marquat left Japan in 1952 as the first Chief of Civil Affairs and Military Government, Department of the Army. He served in this post until he retired in 1955. He passed away on May 30, 1968.

The Marquat Library was first memorialized in 1969 at Fort Gordon, Ga., as part of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs School. The memorialization was moved in 1973 when the Civil Affairs School moved to Fort Bragg.

Marquat Memorial, The Headquarters Library

The Marquat Memorial LRC houses more than 39,000 titles, plus DVDs, PlayAways, journals, newspapers and foreign language materials. In addition to 14 computer workstations, a flatbed scanner and fax, the LRC manages access to premium online resources. Training on use of these resources is available.

JSOMTC Library, The Medical Branch

The JSOMTC Library has more than 1,700 medical books, 17 specialized medical journals, medical foreign language materials, 13 computer workstations, a flatbed scanner and fax.

SWCS Libraries on AKO/ Online Resources

The LRC specializes in reference and research supporting the educational, training, doctrinal, and operational research requirements of USAJFKSWCS and the United States Army Special Operations Command. The LRC provides access to fee-based databases. All USASOC subordinate units are authorized access to these resources, as are students currently enrolled in SWCS courses.
To access the LRC on AKO, CLICK HERE

To contact library staff, please call:

Commercial: (910) 396-5370
e-mail: libraries@soc.mil