MORS Wargaming Community of Practice: Teleconference 19 July 2017

0830-1000 Pacific time

“Wargames that Make a Difference” – How has wargaming made a real difference to DoD analysis? Are there any historical or current examples where wargaming has influenced changes or innovation in plans, doctrine, or procurement decisions? This lecture and panel discussion will feature a historical and theoretical discussion of technical innovation using wargames conducted during the 1920’s.

The speaker is Tom Choinski. Tom Choinski is the Deputy Director for Undersea Warfare at NUWC Headquarters. He has over 38 years of experience in government and industry encompassing innovation, management, engineering, research and development. He received his Ph.D. from Salve Regina University. His PhD research approach leveraged a foundational assumption for the definition of technology bolstered by its link to the praxis of innovation; the theory of dramaturgical action; and a comparative analysis of four submarine based wargames conducted between 1919 and 1924.

This lecture will be part of a panel discussion with Dr. John Hanley and Matt Caffrey.

Stephen Downes-Martin will host the CoP Brown Bag and will moderate the panel discussion.

Slides can be provided prior to the lecture — contact Michael Ottenberg at

Please use the following telephone number and ID number to participate in the Telecom session:

Conference Dial-In Number: (712) 770-4160
Participant Access Code: 388975#

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