Climate change and the resultant opening of the Arctic places new demands on the Navy to maintain presence and resource capabilities to operate in the austere Arctic environment. ASG provides the Chief of Naval Operations and Fleet and Maritime Component Commanders with a consistent pool of talent and knowledge to incorporate into their thinking about future maritime strategy and force structure for the Arctic region.
ASG also host guest speakers and organizes periodic seminars for participants to report on current research in progress. The group also performs an important outreach function for the college by facilitating faculty participation in major conferences and research activities in the Arctic region and in the United States.
Finally, ASG provides a coordinating function with the Naval War College academic electives program on emerging course offerings on the region, including the first Arctic Security elective offered in Spring 2014.