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Delivering Executive Education Curriculum in 'Executive Program in Defense Decision Making' Biannual Course

Posted: June 20, 2019  - Edited: July 8, 2019
Christopher Ketponglard

The May 2019 iteration of the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) “Executive Program in Defense Decision Making” course saw 19 representatives from the U.S. and partner nations participate in a two week resident course hosted at ISG’s Monterey headquarters. Representing countries from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, course participants included leading officers from the armed forces and senior civilian defense officials. The course provided participants with a valuable educational opportunity for exchange of best practices and collaborative approaches to collective security problems.    

This most recent iteration of the Executive Program in Defense Decision Making course covered a broad range of topics including, civil-military relations, defense planning, strategic leadership/decision making, cyber security, and defense acquisitions and logistics management. A combination of both ISG faculty and ISG-hosted faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) worked together to provide a curriculum involving both classroom discussion and a series of practical exercises. These exercises specifically focused on a complex, multifactorial civil-military relations scenario and on the comprehensive approach to operations with logical military capability development.   

ISG looks forward to continuing the success of the Executive Program in Defense Decision Making course and welcoming U.S. allies and partners to our upcoming November 2019 iteration.