MORS Wargame Community of Practice Mtg/Telcon – Paul Vebber, NUWC on the “Fleet Battle School” Sep 24, 2015

The Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Wargame CoP ( holds a periodic Brown Bag Lunch and telephone conference where a variety of topics are discussed. MORS Wargame CoP members include military personnel, civilians, contractors, academicians, and others that use professional games as a tool for analysis, education, and training.

The MORS Wargame CoP focuses on:
– Best practices for the definition, design, execution, and analysis of wargames.
– Methods from other disciplines that may be of use DoD-oriented wargames.
– Other topics of interest to the group at large … theoretical, practical, policy, legal, historical, as well as wargame results from many national security domains.

In our previous lectures, we examined the steps in creating and executing professional games. We explored the use of professional games in other disciplines with a view towards identifying best practices for application to the defense domain. We also feature lectures addressing other professional game topics. One of our CoP themes is to explore the use of technology in support of professional games. We also examine successful game approaches for their applicability outside of their current implementation.

The September 24, 2015 meeting will feature Paul Vebber from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Paul Vebber will discuss the Fleet Battle School, one of the US Navy’s proposed responses to the SecNavy memo on re-invigorating US Navy wargames. The Fleet Battle School provides a software environment suitable for distributed gaming of tactical and operational naval problems. Paul will talk to the design, its parameters, and how to modify it to meet analytical and/or educational/training needs.

Slides will be provided prior to the lecture.

The brown bag will be held at the Mark Center in Alexandria VA. For those who wish to attend in person, please contact Michael Ottenberg, OSD CAPE SAC at for additional information.

For those of you unable to attend in person, we will use a telecom facility. Please use the following telephone number and ID number to participate in the Telecom session:

Conference Dial-In Number: (605) 562-3140
Participant Access Code: 388975#
Time: 0830-1000 Pacific, 1130-1300 Eastern

We have experienced problems with this and other telecom services. Please re-dial if you are unable to initially gain entry to the conference call or you are unexpectedly dropped from the teleconference.

We will execute alternative telecom solutions if technical problems are encountered. An e-mail with instructions will be forwarded as soon as feasible if required.

Join us for these upcoming MORS Wargame CoP Brown Bag Lectures and meetings:
Scott Simpkin 28 September – 1 October MORS Special Meeting on Professional Gaming, Fair Oaks Marriott
Yuna Wong (MCCDC) /Phil Pournelle 8 October Wargames and Guided Discussions
[NOTE: Phil is an NPS MOVES grad]
CONNECTIONS Panel 2 27 October Using Wargames to Achieve DoD Innovation?

1 Comment

  1. clblaisclblais09-17-2015

    Sorry, failed to put the time of the Sep 24 meeting: 0830-1000 Pacific (1130-1300 Eastern).

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