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NEWPORT, R.I. - The U.S. Naval War College's (NWC) Assist and Assess Team (AAT) supported a Crisis Action Planning (CAP) exercise aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) in support of the U.S. 6th Fleet staff during late January.

As part of their normal duties, faculty members from NWC's AAT and Maritime Staff Operators Course (MSOC) routinely visit numbered fleets to support planning for and execution of major combatant commander exercises.  AAT and MSOC are part of NWC's College of Operational and Strategic Leadership (COSL), which develops operational- and strategic-level planning, decision-making, and leadership.
 
This support is usually conducted as part of the Navy's Maritime Operations Center training continuum and includes members from NWC and Fleet Forces Command.  Engagements such as the 6th Fleet CAP exercise assists fleet Maritime Operations Centers while they work to refine their organizations and processes in support of regional operations.

This photo recognizes the NWC faculty who participated in the CAP exercise including (L to R): Mr. Hans Kohnle (FFC), CDR Phil Beckman (NWC-AAT), Mr. Marc Peot (FFC), Professor David Fuquea (NWC-MSOC), Mr. Steve Joachim (FFC), CAPT Paul "Scrappy" McKeon (NWC-AAT Lead), CDR Matt Graham (NWC-AAT), Mr. Doug Scott (FFC), Professor Jonathan Will (NWC-AAT), and LCDR Bill Clark (NWC-AAT).
Faculty from NWC's Assist and Assess Team participated in a 6th Fleet Crisis Action Planning exercise aboard USS Mount Whitney.

From Assist and Assess Team
Posted by Cmdr. Carla McCarthy