LTC Partners CEO Participates in U.S. Army War College's National Security Seminar
Portsmouth, NH: LTC Partners CEO Paul Forte participated in the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) 65th annual National Security Seminar (NSS) held June 3-6 in Carlisle, PA.
Forte was one of 160 business, government, academic, and community leaders selected from across the country to take part in the weeklong academic seminar alongside the students of USAWC. During the special academic event, Forte represented fellow American citizens in discussions with the next generation of senior leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces. For the senior military leader students, these exchanges enable a deeper understanding of perspectives from across the American society they serve. The NSS was the capstone event of the USAWC's 10-month curriculum, just before the class of 2019 graduation ceremony to confer the USAWC diploma and master's degree in strategic studies.
"It was an honor to be invited," said Forte, who presented a short seminar to his section on the New Hampshire Military Coaching Alliance (NHMCA), a program supported by LTC Partners geared to helping military retirees transition into the workplace. "The response to the program was one of surprise and gratitude. A number of attendees knew there would be obstacles they would face upon retirement, but they hadn't considered exactly how they would get over them. That kind of positive response suggests we're on the right track with the idea of pairing transitioning veterans with private sector mentors."
Each of four NSS featured speakers addressed the theme "Complexities of Strategic Competition in a Globalized World" through four elements of power: diplomatic power from Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy; informational power with James R. Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence; military power from Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander of U.S. Army North; and economic power from Harvard University Professor Jeffry Frieden. NSS days are structured around daily presentations about an issue of national security significance, followed by candid discussion in a seminar with 16 students representing the U.S. military students, representatives of U.S. government agencies, and international officers in the student body. There was extensive academic and social interaction with USAWC students who represent senior officers in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and other nations' armed forces, with senior federal agency civilians.
The mission of the USAWC is to educate and develop leaders for service at the strategic level, while advancing knowledge in the global application of land power.
The USAWC resident education program, which sponsors NSS, is the signature program among its multiple education programs for strategists, senior leaders, and Army general officers.