The Halsey Alpha student program includes a year-long series of directed electives, and one full-time trimester, focused on data collection, research, analysis, and war gaming of an assigned scenario based problem. The courses include a thorough grounding in relevant sensors, weapons, command and control systems, training regimes, and operational practices of the forces involved, as well as the use of quantitative techniques for operations research, where quantification is appropriate.
Halsey Alpha maintains direct liaison with the full range of relevant intelligence and operational commands to ensure project currency, and to provide feed-back to these commands. The Halsey Group Alfa project outputs provide a firm basis for operational planning and joint force organization at the theater level. Project results are provided to theater operational forces and senior levels of the Navy.