On May 10, 2021, a group of 15 officers from the United States Army War College (USAWC) class of 2021 led by Professor Grace Stettenbauer participated in a virtual visit to The Institute of World Politics as part of their annual National Security Staff Ride.
The National Security Staff Ride is an important part of the U.S. Army War College resident educational experience and focuses on the following academic objectives:
- Gain broader perspective of government and non-government organizations that impact national security policy and national military strategy, with particular emphasis on those with interagency responsibilities;
- Enhance understanding of the Constitutional roles and responsibilities of Congress, its legislative activities, and its impact on Service authorities and resources and national security policy;
- Enhance understanding of the full breadth of U.S. national power and statecraft with emphasis on the diplomatic, economic, and informational instruments of power.
For the second consecutive year, this virtual staff ride was a replacement for an in-person visit, which has become a tradition between IWP and the USAWC.
Dean of Academics Dr. Frank Marlo presented on “Competitive Strategies,” Dr. Chris Harmon on “The Return of Great Power Politics,” and IWP doctoral candidate Mr. Curt Klun on “Law Enforcement, Counter-Network Efforts, and the Great Power Competition.”
Chris Glass, IWP Senior Vice President, commented, “IWP considers the United States Army War College at Carlisle as one of is closest and most valued partners. Its development of leaders holistically focused on the concept of mastering the strategic arts to promote and defend national interests is of the noblest of endeavors. All of us at the Institute send hearty congratulations to the class of 2021, and we look forward to being together next year … in person!”