War Gaming Introductory Course

Military officers from various countries participate in the first international wargaming course held at U.S. Naval War College.
Military officers from various countries participate in the first international wargaming course held at U.S. Naval War College (NWC). The two-week course was developed by NWC’s International Programs and Wargaming Department. The purpose of the course was to introduce international partners to the fundamental concepts of wargaming through the project management process, guided discussions, case study, group activities and practical application. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/released)

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Jan. 13, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2020
1:00 p.m.
McCarty Little Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

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Advanced registration only.

The War Gaming Introductory Course educates new War Gaming Department (WGD) faculty and other DoD personnel on the WGD process used to plan, execute and analyze war games. Since nearly all WGD war games are analytic research projects, the one-week course covers many steps in traditional research projects.

Some of these include:

  • Formulation of game/research project problem, purpose and objectives statements
  • Creation of a game/research project design
  • Developing products and processes to support game execution
  • Gathering and analyzing data as outlined in the game’s data collection and analysis plan

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