McCarty Little Hall, a wargaming facility
The War Gaming Department is located in McCarty Little Hall, a 110,000 square foot war gaming facility which opened in 1999. The building is named after Captain William McCarty Little, who was instrumental in the introduction and development of wargaming techniques at the Naval War College dating back to 1887.

Research & Wargaming at U.S. Naval War College

Founded, in the words of Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce, United States Navy, as “a place of original research,” one of the primary functions of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is to conduct research, analysis, and gaming to support the requirements of the Secretary of the Navy and others. The Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS) at NWC complements our educational curriculum by serving as a home for original research, innovative thinking, and creative problem solving.

A war game at the U.S. Naval War College.

News, Media, & Events

A Conversation with Capt. Tom Culora (Ret.) on Leading Naval Warfare Studies

Jun. 10, 2021
Center for International Maritime Security
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Putting "A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Sea Power" to Work: A Wargaming Perspective

Jan. 01, 2014
National Defense University Press
Article Publication

Asia Pacific Navy Planning Process International Course

Jun. 13-17, 2021
8:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

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