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CARTAGENA, Columbia (April 7, 2010) President of the Naval War College, Rear Adm. Phil Wisecup, addresses participants of NWC's Sixth Regional Symposium, co-hosted by the Columbian Navy at the Columbian Naval Academy. (Photo by Kerri Cole)NEWPORT, R.I. -- U.S. Naval War College (NWC) faculty and staff traveled to Cartagena, Colombia, for the NWC Sixth Regional Symposium, co-hosted by the Colombian Navy on April 7-9.

The symposium's theme was "Framework for Maritime Security: A Preview of the 2010 Global Partnership Game." The event, held at the Colombian Naval Academy, opened with presentations from Adm. Guillermo Barrera (NWC Naval Command College, 1993), Commander of the Colombian Navy; Gen. Freddy Padilla, Commander of the Armed Forces; and Gen. Douglas Frasier,Commander, U.S. Southern Command. 

NWC President Rear Adm. Phil Wisecup explained the role of NWC in designing the 2010 Global Partnership Game. Two panels sponsored by NWC's EMC Chair examined improving information sharing and global trends in maritime security, and the War Gaming Department organized two scenario-based table top exercises. 

CARTAGENA, Columbia (April 8, 2010) War Gaming Department faculty present a tabletop exercise to participants of NWC's Sixth Regional Symposium, co-hosted by the Columbian Navy at the Columbian Naval Academy. (Photo by Kerri Cole)The symposium was attended by representatives from 11 countries, and most attendees were graduates of NWC's international programs, the Naval Staff College or Naval Command College, further strengthening the Newport network.  

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Click here to watch a video clip from the President of the U.S. Naval War College, Rear Adm. Phil Wisecup, talking about the value of the experience in his President's Journal.