☷War College students from US Chile Sweden merge for last phase of major distributed learning wargame
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Army LTC Kevin Auger role plays Nat ' l Scty Advisor receiving an ops brief in the multi - war college Joint Land Air Sea Space Strategic game with LTC Jason Johnston & COL Vanessa Worsham as VP , A/SecState - Europe & Eurasian Affairs , May 1 - 6 . Kenyan COL Alfred Gitonga and Tunisian LTC Helmi Bedoui observe Finnish COL Timo Hanninen ' s briefing about JLASS wargame operations in USAFRICOM . Members of the USAWC class of 2022 , they learn experientially about strategic decision - making . From competition to conflict , from warfighting to application of informational , economic , and diplomatic strategies , war college students exercise strategic - level decision - making in a yearlong educational program that builds to a wargame . With JLASS , the US Army War College turns its wargaming center into a living laboratory for senior military officers . The Joint Land , Air , Sea , Space Strategic Program is an elective curriculum at the nation’s war college – Army , Air , Naval , National – as well as Chile’s and Sweden’s war college equivalents . After a yearlong ‘home station’ curriculum with special briefings and preparatory work , the JLASS wargame is underway for more than 150 students who will test themselves and learn from each other in this joint and multinational body of senior field grade officers . Students converged on the USAWC Center for Strategic Leadership , May 1 , for six days that will exercise knowledge , critical thinking , strategic resourcing , and joint and multinational collaboration applied to a set of challenging scenarios across the world of 2032 . Students role - play leaders and planners of all US geographical commands , NORDIC Command , and NATO . The problem sets range from cyber and terror threats to escalatory actions by would - be antagonists . JLASS recreates the processes and relationships of operational commands , Service Headquarters , the Joint Staff and even a notional president of the United States . POTUS role - player Dr . Jim Breckenridge is the USAWC Provost , or chief academic officer , 359 days of the year . During JLASS , he challenges the students’ efforts and evidence in giving him their best military advice . Cutline: James Breckenridge , USAWC Provost and JLASS’s notional POTUS , take a briefing from his National Security Council in the JLASS inter - war college academic exercise .
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