Jan. 31, 2014
Throughout the year, NWC's faculty give lectures at institutions and public forums around the world, write books and journal articles, and receive awards. Here are just some of our latest faculty achievements.
DID YOU KNOW...
Mitch Brown, College of Distance Education (CDE) at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., collaborated with the support of CDE Director Jay Hickey and the assistance of CDE professor Stan Carpenter to establish the PAMLOOS project. Visiting NWC faculty, on a no-cost, not-to interfere basis, provide lectures of opportunity at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island, Oahu, Hawaii. Carpenter, CDE Newport, and professor Mike Jones, CDE Monterey, were kick-off participants in the Museum’s conference on the Battle of Midway last June to start this collaborative effort. Interested NWC faculty who plan to be in Hawaii should contact Carpenter for details.
Nick Gvosdev, national security affairs, was promoted to the rank of full professor.
Walter Berbrick, war gaming, was promoted to the rank of associate professor.
Donald Chisholm, Stephen B. Luce Professor of Naval Strategy, joint military operations, is enroute to assume duties as Director, Commander's Initiatives Group for Lt. Gen. Joe Anderson, Commanding General 18th Airborne Corps, who will shortly relieve Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, as Commander, ISAF Joint Command (IJC). Anderson is an NWC College of Naval Warfare 2000 graduate and a member of the joint military operations faculty from 2000-2002. Chisholm's deployment follows 2011 and 2013 deployments with II MEF (FWD) to RC (SW) in its C-5 Plans section. Five other NWC civilian faculty previously deployed to RC (SW) include Stephen Downes-Martin, Ron Ratcliff, John Garofano, Scott Douglas, and Dave Fuquea. Military professor and Army Col. Bob Cassidy is presently at IJC.
Stephen Knott, national security affairs, was appointed to the Board of Visitors for the Washington, Jefferson & Madison Institute based in Charlottesville, Va. The institute is dedicated to the study of the founders of the American Republic.
Derek Reveron, national security affairs, was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Intelligence Studies.
Peter Dutton, China Maritime Studies Institute, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs joint subcommittee hearing on “Maritime Sovereignty in the East and South China Seas” on Jan. 14 in Washington, D.C.. Video and full text of Dutton’s statement is available at
ON THE ROAD...
Bill Spain, Associate Provost, continues to serve as a member of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) accreditation team for Joint Military Professional Education. He recently returned from an on-site visit to the U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College and will participate in the on-site visit to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in early February. In December, he served on the three-member CJCS Staff Assistance Visit to the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University. Additionally, he has the lead for the CJCS effort to revise the JPME Phase II Learning Areas and Objectives for the Senior Service War Colleges.
Capt. Carl Tiska, Robert S. Harward Professor of Special Operations, joint military operations, spoke at the Columbia University Seminar on Defense and Security on Jan. 28. The seminar is co-chaired by professors Nancy Walbridge Collins and Austin Long and seeks to advance understanding of global military issues through sustained analysis. Tiska joined Stephanie Simone-Mahaney for a discussion on stress and resilience in today's U.S. Armed Forces. Simone-Mahaney addressed the impacts that twelve years of conflict has had on Special Operations Forces and their families while Tiska gave his insights on working within the military and with Congress to obtain resources to address those impacts. Prior to serving on the faculty of the Naval War College, Tiska led the Preserving the Force and Families Task Force at U.S. Special Operations Command, where he and his team worked to increase behavioral health and human performance capabilities available to U.S. Special Operations Forces.
The Operational Level Programs faculty and Assist and Assess Team, led by Capt. Richard Fox with Lt. Cmdr. Brian Sims, Lt. Cmdr. Kasim Yarn, Mr. Scott Brandon, and Mr. Mike Husak, provided a Tailored Assist Visit to Expeditionary Strike Group Two (ESG-2). This included instruction to ESG-2 staff at Little Creek, Va., Jan. 13-17, in preparation for Exercise Bold Alligator 14 later this year. This assist visit was unusual in that it provided operational level of war instruction for a tactical level staff. Instruction centered on the Navy planning process and foreign humanitarian assistance followed by several scenario-based practical exercises where the staff had the opportunity to employ the processes they learned. ESG-2 Commander, Rear Adm. Richard Snyder, participated daily to be briefed by his staff.
, national security affairs and CDE in Monterey, presented a paper titled “US-Vietnam Military-to-Military Relations 2003-2013” at the World History Association 2013 Hanoi Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam, Dec. 28-31. The event was hosted by the Vietnam National University, Hanoi - University of Social Sciences and Humanities in association with the Vietnam History Association. http://www.thewha.org/event/wha-2013-hanoi-symposium/
Dex Wilson, strategy and policy, traveled to Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 11-15 to participate in a conference on “China’s Rising Sea Power and the Responses of Neighboring Countries.” Wilson’s trip was funded by the Center for Contemporary Chinese Studies at Keio University.
Andrea Dew, strategy and policy, lectured on "International Counterterrorism Issues" for the National and International Security program at Harvard's Kennedy School, on Dec. 4. Dew also attended a CIWAG-related Special Ops Summit in Tampa, Fla., Dec. 10-12.
, strategy and policy, spoke at the "Afghanistan: A Regional Way Forward" conference at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, on Dec. 15. The conference focused on the politics of South and Central Asia after the international drawdown of forces in 2014. Hoyt spoke on the future of Pakistan as part of a panel entitled "The Durand Line and the Line of Control in Kashmir." Attendees included scholars and policy makers from the U.S., Turkey, Afghanistan, China,and the United Kingdom, as well as academics and experts from leading think tanks, universities, and the Army and Naval War Colleges. Read more at http://www.gspia.pitt.edu/AboutGSPIA/DigitalMediaCenter/News/ViewArticle/tabid/134/ArticleID/1244/Afghanistan-Takes-Center-Stage-in-Pitt-Hosted-Conference.aspx
Mike Vlahos, strategy and policy, traveled to Mexico City, Jan. 9-11 and again Jan. 23-25, to lecture to Defense and National Security Ph.D. students at the Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales on the topic of advance naval studies. Vlahos has done this in the past and the Mexican navy requested an encore performance.
Tom Mahnken, strategy and policy, traveled to Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 26-30, to speak at the 7th Fleet Commander’s Conference at the invitation of Vice Adm. Robert Thomas.
Cmdr. John Craig, joint military operations on exchange from the Royal Navy, delivered a keynote address on the subject of preserving manned surface mine countermeasures capability until unmanned systems are able to deliver equivalent operational effect, at the annual NATO mine warfare conference at the joint Belgium and Netherlands 'Ecole de Guerre des Mines', NATO's center of excellence for mine warfare at Oostende, Belgium, Jan. 21-23. His presentation, entitled "Don't Give up the Ship(s)", was an extension of an article published in the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings magazine in July 2013. His argument used the core joint military operations department themes of ‘Ends, Ways, Means, and Risk’. His brief was extremely well received, with CDRE Arian Minderhoud, RNLN (deputy chief of staff for operations at NATO’s Maritime Command HQ in Northwood, UK) stating his intention of ensuring that Craig’s model is disseminated at higher levels, while Mine Countermeasures Division Three One are investigating the possibility of Craig briefing key Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) personnel on his recommendations.
Michael Schmitt, Stockton Professor and Chairman of the International Law Department, delivered a lecture at Harvard Law School on international law and cyberspace, after which he traveled to Leiden University Law School in the Netherlands to lecture on the laws of war during cyber conflict. From the Netherlands, Schmitt travelled to Hebrew University's Minerva Center in Jerusalem to deliver a lecture on Military Objectives in Cyberspace. Schmitt finished 2013 with a trip to Estonia to begin work as the project director for Tallinn Manual 2.0 for the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence. Schmitt also spoke on autonomous weapons and law at a workshop conducted by the International Law Association on future challenges to the law of armed conflict on Nov. 22. January 2014 found Schmitt testifying before the Birmingham Policy Commission on the law governing drone and autonomous weapon system operations. From Birmingham, Schmitt traveled back to Estonia to continue work on Tallinn Manual 2.0.
, national security affairs, spoke at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (CCEIA) on Nov. 21 in New York City on reforming U.S. nuclear strategy for the 21st century. The meeting was part of an ongoing NWC-CCEIA project on ethics and nuclear weapons directed by Nichols and Nicholas Gvosdev, national security affairs. The inaugural meeting of the program was held in Newport last summer.
Derek Reveron, national security affairs, delivered an address entitled “U.S. Security Strategy in Africa” on Dec. 3, for the National and International Security Program, held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The program brings senior executives from the United States and abroad, including flag and general officers, from around the world to discuss international security issues.
Nan Li, China Maritime Studies Institute, presented at the 5th Annual China Seminar of the Netherlands Defense Intelligence and Security Service, Nov. 10-13. His lecture, “China’s Evolving Naval Strategy and Capabilities” addressed issues such as evolution of China’s naval strategy and capabilities and driving factors, People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) missions in near and far seas, the prioritization of these missions and reasons and how the PLAN may conduct operations.
, China Maritime Studies Institute, delivered an academic paper and presentation Nov. 15-17, entitled “Maritime Resources and the Cross-Strait Rapprochement” at a conference hosted by the Miller Center, University of Virginia on “Taiwan Inclusive: Trends, opportunities, and Challenges.” http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/conference/detail/6101
Montgomery McFate, strategic research, participated at a workshop entitled “Transforming Security Research,” in order to discuss the relationship between academics and practitioners in security studies, at the University of Lapland, Finland, Dec. 9-13. McFate also participated in a symposium on transcultural encounters at the University of Oulu, where she presented on Transcultural Wars and what happens when two ‘culturally distant’ societies go to war.
Peter Dutton, China Maritime Studies Institute, delivered a presentation Nov. 21, entitled “Legal Approaches to Security in the East and South China Seas” at a conference hosted by the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C.
Andrew Winner, strategic research, along with Gary McKenna, Office of Naval Intelligence NWC Detachment, attended the South Asia Crisis Stability tabletop exercise, in support of the Naval Postgraduate School PSI crisis simulation game in Istanbul, Turkey Jan. 27-31, to act as moderators and control team members for the exercise.
BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS
Thomas Nichols, national security affairs, authored “No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security,” published in December through Pennsylvania University Press.
The Israeli Defense Force requested to translate Milan Vego’s book, “Joint Operational Warfare: Theory and Practice,” which was published in 2008 and reprinted in 2009. The book is used extensively in NWC’s joint military operations curriculum.
Andrew S. Erickson, China Maritime Studies Institute, co-authored “No Subsitute for Experience: Chinese Antipiracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden,” China Maritime Study No. 10 Nov. 2013.
ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL ARTICLES
Jeff Shaw, strategy and policy in CDE, authored "Putting 'A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower' to Work: A War Gaming Perspective" in the January 2014 edition of Joint Force Quarterly. This article is a game report from the January 2013 combined operation war game between the U.S. Navy and Royal Navy. He also reviewed Michael Burleigh's "Small Wars, Far Away Places" in the Oct. issue of the Royal United Services Institute Journal.
Capt. Andrew Norris, Coast Guard service chair and joint military operations, published a journal article entitled "A Maelstrom of International Law and Intrigue: The Remarkable Voyage of the S.S.City of Flint" in the January 2014 issue of the American Journal of Legal History.
Michael Schmitt, Stockton Professor and Chairman of the International Law Department, recently published an article entitled "Charting the Legal Geography of Non-International Armed Conflict" in International Law Studies.
Capt. Gordon Modarai, Cmdr. Dave O'Connell, Lt. Col. Tim Kelly, and U.K. international professor Lt. Cmdr. James Farrant, came together to publish a comprehensive analysis of the seizure of Abu Anas al-Libi in International Law Studies.
Lt. Cmdr. James Farrant, U.K. international professor, recently published two articles: "Lessons from the Somali Pirate Experience" in U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings, and "International Counter Piracy Operations: Legal Framework and Best Practice," in Graya, the annual publication of the Honorable Society of Gray's Inn (UK).
, strategy and policy, published “Anti-Access: Lessons from the Past” in the U.S. Naval Institute’s December Proceedings. This contrasted Japan’s plan for fighting the U.S. Navy before World War II with modern China’s maritime area-denial tactics. Available online at http://www.usni.org/node/28403
Read the latest faculty articles, opinion pieces, blogs, radio interviews and quotes in the news at “NWC in the Headlines” on the college’s website at https://usnwc.edu/InTheHeadlines
OUT IN THE COMMUNITY…
Will Bundy, GRAVELY Group, visited eighth grade students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, Conn., on Jan. 13. He brought a history of learning, teaching, experiencing, and leading in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to introduce concepts such as engineering design and application, through a hands-on lab activity involving Lego kits.
Stanley Carpenter, College of Distance Education, presented a 4-part lecture series on World War I at the Kingston Free Library, South Kingstown, R.I. throughout January.
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