International Wargaming Course

The International Wargaming Course (IWC) will enable students to improve their national wargaming organization to conduct research, analysis, gaming and education. IWC is designed for international uniformed military officers in the rank/paygrade of O3 to O5 (NATO OF2 to OF4). IWC is taught in English and attendees must obtain a minimum score of 80 on the English Comprehension Level (ECL) test.

Military officers from various countries participate in the first international wargaming course held at U.S. Naval War College (NWC).
Military officers from various countries participate in the first international wargaming course held at U.S. Naval War College (NWC). The two-week course was developed by NWC’s International Programs and Wargaming Department. The purpose of the course was to introduce international partners to the fundamental concepts of wargaming through the project management process, guided discussions, case study, group activities and practical application. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/released)

About The International Wargaming Course

IWC is a two-week course jointly designed by U.S. Naval War College (NWC) International Programs and the Wargaming Department to introduce international partners to the fundamental concepts of wargaming through the project management process, guided discussions, case study, group activities, and practical application.

Course Objectives

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Expectations of the Graduate

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Our Approach

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Method

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Orientation

During the orientation and administration phase, we will welcome new students to the college and include a tour of the campus, the Newport Naval Station, and city of Newport.

Getting to NWC

Core Curriculum

Students will have an opportunity to experience each phase of the curriculum through a specified gaming application or activity. The students will also have an opportunity to participate and play three different types of games. Facilitated discussions follow all active learning activities and wargaming experiences.

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Contact Us

IWC.Inquiries@usnwc.edu
401-841-6534