Photos: Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies visit to the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California

The U.S. Army invited scholars and researchers from Stanford University’s FSI to visit the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California from 11-13 February 2018 to build relationships, share insight, and develop a shared understanding. National Training Center leaders familiarized Stanford participants with the Army’s training and learning philosophies and techniques. Stanford participants provided expert research and context on the Korean Peninsula, Eastern Europe, and emerging technology to National Training Center leaders.

 U.S. Army soldiers and Stanford scholars spent two full days together learning about how the Army prepares its Brigade Combat Teams for war as part of a Joint Force. The scholars and soldiers crossed the desert, ate together, and learned together while observing the 3rd Cavalry Regiment operate against the U.S. Army’s professional Opposing Force, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. 

Stanford scholars provided Army leaders with strategic policy perspectives and research while the soldiers shared their experience, outlook, and vision. Senior Army leaders from the NTC, the 11th ACR, and 3rd CR shared insight about the nature of evolving threats, challenges to preparing for those threats, and ideas for turning theory into practice. Stanford scholars shared their research and perspective.

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