The Inter-American War Game is an annual hybrid virtual and in-person war game, originally started in the 1970s, involving up to 14 countries from North and South America. Each year a different war college hosts the game and coordinates pre-game preparations, game execution and, normally, an in-person closing conference.
This year NWC is the host, and Rear Adm. Chatfield, president, U.S. Naval War College, invited her counterparts of participating countries to attend the closing conference in Newport.
Because of COVID-19 concerns, this year’s closing conference will be held online, via Zoom and APAN, the DoD All-Partners Access Network.
During the conference, the game control group consisting of retired Chilean Vice Adm. Ronald McIntyre (Chilean Naval War College 2019 IAWG host country), retired Navy Capt. Eduardo Perez (Peru Naval War College 2021 IAWG host country) and NWC’s War Gaming Department will lead discussions of game play and coordinate game business related to next year's game.