Naval War College Examines 'Strategy in Complex and Uncertain Times'

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared E. Walker, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) — Students, staff, faculty and distinguished guests participated in the 67th Current Strategy Forum (CSF), June 14-15, at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.

The two-day event, focused on “Strategy in Complex and Uncertain Times,” served as the academic capstone event for students graduating June 17. It brought together NWC students with national security speakers from the military, academia, government and private industry to explore a wide range of national and international issues.

This year’s event provided students with “an opportunity to connect their 10 months of schooling to something larger,” said Michael Sherlock, CSF director and NWC professor of academic affairs.

According to Sherlock, NWC students were introduced to some of the key aspects of the Chief of Naval Operations’ “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority” by participating in three panel discussions — “Lessons of the Masters,” “Successes and Failures,” and “The Strategic Environment and Challenges for the Indo-Pacific Region.”

CSF gives students an opportunity to step back and see the bigger picture, not only from some of the instructors that we had, but also from outside academics and professionals who deal with strategy everyday,” said Air Force Maj. Andrew Cook, a NWC student and CSF participant.

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