Owl News and Blog
2017 National Security Seminar, US Army War College
Headmaster David Colón is participating in the U.S. Army War College 63rd annual National Security Seminar (NSS) in Carlisle, Pa., June 5-8, 2017.
Thanks to Karen Conlin's nomination, Mr. Colón is one of 160 business, government, academic and community leaders selected from across the country to take part in the week-long academic seminar alongside the students of the Army War College. During the special academic event, Mr. Colón will represent fellow American citizens in discussions with the next generation of senior leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces, enabling the senior military leaders a deeper understanding of perspectives across the American society they serve. The National Security Seminar is the capstone event of the Army War College's 10-month curriculum.
The NSS forum is structured around a daily presentation about an issue of significance to the nation's security, followed by extended and candid discussions of the topic within one of 24 seminars. Featured speakers for this year's seminar are Ambassador Ryan Crocker, career ambassador in the U.S. Foreign Service and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom; Mr. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times; the Honorable Janine Davidson, former Under Secretary of the Navy and Jeffry Frieden, Professor of Government at Harvard University.
Mr. Colón notes, "It is an opportunity for me to gain some knowledge on an important topic, but more importantly, for Wakefield, it's a chance for me to connect with civic and military leaders throughout the nation and indeed throughout the world."