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“Enhancing Regional Maritime Security”
Co-Hosted by President, U.S. Naval War College and 
Flag Officer-in-Command, Philippine Navy
22 – 23 May 2014
Manila, Philippines


Regional Alumni Symposia (RAS) are academic conferences designed to continue the professional military education of U.S. Naval War College alumni after they leave Newport.  Programs include keynote speeches by prominent military leaders in the region, faculty-led panels addressing contemporary challenges, and table-top war games.  Topics for this year's RAS include: Information Sharing/Interoperability; HA/DR Lessons Learned; and Preserving Freedom of Navigation and Overflight in the Indo-Pacific Region.  Networking among future leaders in the region is another valuable outcome of these events.

Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, United States, and Vietnam.

Active duty and distinguished retired alumni from the U.S. and the region are invited to attend. All chiefs of service have received personal letters inviting them to send participants.  Copies of these letters are available upon request.

A strict policy of non-attribution is in place to promote frank, constructive dialogue.

The uniform for the daily symposium events will be Summer White or Service Equivalent.  Events held outside of the symposium hotel will be Smart Casual – collared shirt with dress trousers.

 Due to the academic nature of the event, there will be no spouse program.

All travel, lodging, and airport transfers are paid by each participant's service, unless otherwise arranged.

The Naval War College will provide lunch for all participants on both days of the RAS, and dinner on Thursday evening.

Self-funded participants must make their own hotel arrangements.   A block of hotel rooms at the conference location has been set aside at a pre-negotiated price of $152.00 USD per night.

Alternate, less expensive accommodations near the conference location are also available.
Please contact symposium coordinators for additional information.

Secure registration and information on the event will be on Once registered in APAN, please seek out our page under "Communities" for "Regional Alumni Symposium-Manila."

For questions about this event, please contact U.S. Naval War College RAS coordinators at or
(001) 401-841-3536.  Please check this website frequently for updates and changes.