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NEWPORT, R.I. --This year’s Global War Game, a week-long war gaming event, was conducted from 15-22 July at the Naval War College (NWC). Conducted annually on behalf of the Chief of Naval Operations, this year’s game was a classified event with more than 175 participants from the maritime services and joint community.
 
“Global’11 will focus on investigating the U.S. Navy’s ability to exercise sea control in order to support joint ground combat operations ashore via seabasing,” said Don Marrin, a professor in NWC’s War Gaming Department and the Game Director for Global’11.
 
The Navy’s Title 10War Game Series, “Global,” currently alternates between unclassified games in the “even” years and classified ones in the “odd” years, with the goal of identifying the operational concepts and resources that will be needed to successfully execute the U.S. Maritime Strategy (CS21). Prior to this week’s game, the War Gaming Department conducted a number of planning events over the past 7 months to assist with the game design and prepare for the game.
 
A post-game workshop is scheduled for early September to review the game results, after which a game report will be provided to Navy leadership to help inform their decisions regarding this important maritime topic. 

Written and posted by:  Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Flynn