A Century of Warfare
Third Biennial Captain James T. Bush Seminar Presented By
The Naples Council and The National War College,
Moderated by Dr. Cynthia Watson, Acting Dean
Friday, March 14th, 2014, 9am-4pm
Naples Hilton Hotel, 5111 Tamiami Trail No.
Registration fees are non-refundable for this event. Council member registration is $70. Registration for a guest of a council member or a non-council member is $75 ($70 base fee plus a $5 guest fee).
As the 100th Anniversary of World War I approaches, what were the unintended consequences as multiple empires fell, boundaries changed and partition bore implications worldwide? The rise of nationalism renews globally…what have we learned from history?
Leaders like Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson left huge legacies and Franklin R. picked up the baton as World War II dawned. We will soon celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings.
The First World War saw barbed wire, machine guns and static warfare with its solution, the first tanks at Cambrai in 1917. Aviation dawned. The Dreadnought was the goal of Governments, but was little used……the submarine emerged.
World War II saw the returning fear of another trench war with giant fortifications at the Maginot and Siegfried Lines…instead it became one of mobility; of tanks, submarines, and aircraft playing a major role as artillery became continental!
In both wars “boots on the ground” prevailed.
The fundamentals change but what challenges face us as we enter this second 100 years?
- What does today’s soldier look like as he/she goes to war?
- What roles do military contractors play?
- When do we use Special Forces?
- How does intelligence influence military decisions?
- What do today’s Army, Navy, Marines look like?
- How will drones/harpies change our Air Force?
- What is the role of cyber in the new military?
- Finally, what is the future of warfare?
Join us for this outstanding presentation by the following experts:
Dr. Bernard D. Cole:
Dr. Bernard D. Cole (Captain, USN, Ret.) is Professor of International History at the National War College in Washington, D.C., where he concentrates on the Chinese military and Asian energy issues. He previously served 30 years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy, all in the Pacific. Dr. Cole commanded a frigate, USS RATHBURNE, and Destroyer Squadron 35. He served as a Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer with the THIRD Marine Division in Vietnam, and as Special Assistant to the CNO for Expeditionary Warfare. Dr. Cole has written numerous articles and seven books: Gunboats and Marines: The U.S. Navy in China; The Great Wall at Sea: China's Navy Enters the 21st Century; Oil for the Lamps of China: Beijing's 21st Century Search for Energy; Taiwan’s Security: History and Prospects, Sea Lanes and Pipelines: Energy Security in Asia, The Great Wall at Sea (2nd edition), and last month, Asian Maritime Strategies: Navigating Troubled Waters. Dr. Cole earned an A.B. in History from the University of North Carolina, an M.P.A. (National Security Affairs) from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in History from Auburn University.
Dr. Joseph J. Collins:
Dr. Joseph J. Collins is currently Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College in Washington, D.C. From 2001 to 2004, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations and active in plans and policy for the war Afghanistan, as well as in the initial planning for Operation Iraqi Freedom. A retired Army Colonel, he is a veteran of over eleven years of service in the Pentagon and has taught at West Point, Georgetown, and Columbia universities. His many publications include books on the study of Soviet Union’s policy toward Afghanistan, International Relations theory, and U.S. military culture. He has spent the last few years teaching and writing on defense policy and the war in Afghanistan and issues of U.S. strategy. He is the author of “Choosing War: The Decision to Invade Iraq and Its Aftermath,” an Institute for National Strategic Studies Occasional Paper, published in April 2008. His latest book, “Understanding War in Afghanistan”, was published by the NDU Press in July 2011. A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he holds a doctorate in Political Science from Columbia University.
Captain David Mayo:
Captain David Mayo is currently an Associate Professor of Strategy and Security on faculty with the National War College. CAPT. Mayo is a career Naval Officer with 28 years of service. He has over 3600 flight hours and 700 carrier landings in the S-3B Viking. His carrier aviation combat experience includes Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM and IRAQI FREEDOM. CAPT Mayo served on the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. as an Action Officer in the Joint Operations Directorate (Current Operations) and also served as the Executive Assistant to the Vice Director (J-31) and Director of Operations (J-3) for the Joint Staff during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. CAPT Mayo's most recent assignment was Deputy Director for Operations, Intelligence and Logistics on the staff of Commander SIXTH Fleet, Naval Forces Europe and Africa. He supported National Mission Force requirements in AFRICOM, planned and integrated Ballistic Missile Defense capabilities into the EUCOM architecture, and directed combat operations during the liberation of Libya, Operation ODYSSEY DAWN. CAPT Mayo is a Graduate of the Juilliard School and he attended the United States Air Force's Air Command and Staff College, and earned a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Auburn University. CAPT Mayo served as an instructor at Joint Forces Staff College where he was designated as a Master Instructor with expertise in the interagency process, joint operational planning and operational command and control.
Colonel Andy Nielsen:
Colonel Andy Nielsen, USAF, is the Special Operations Chair at the National Defense
Colonel Jules Tolbert
University, joining the faculty in July 2013 after completing an assignment as the U.S. Special Operations Command’s representative to the Department of Homeland Security. Colonel Nielsen is a 1988 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a B.S. in Meteorology and was commissioned a second lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. A Master Navigator with a background in C-130E/H and MC-130H aircraft, he has conventional and special operations experience spanning the Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In addition to service on the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and U.S. Forces Afghanistan staffs, Colonel Nielsen has held a broad range of assignments, to include commanding the 369th Recruiting Squadron and serving as a programmer on the Air Force HQ staff. He holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix, a Master’s Degree in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Command and Staff College, and a M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Colonel Jules Tolbert joined the National War College military faculty in July 2013. He recently served as Director, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Strategic Studies Group, and as Senior USAF Fellow on the Chief of Staff of the Army Strategic Studies Group. Both groups provide the respective Chiefs with strategic assessment and recommendations concerning military strategy, national security strategy, and Service strategies. Colonel Tolbert received his commission through Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1987 as an Aerospace Engineering graduate of Princeton University. He is a Distinguished Graduate of both Air Command and Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and is a School of Advanced Air and Space Studies graduate. Colonel Tolbert was Vice-Commander, 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, which operates, maintains and supports B-52 full-spectrum expeditionary and global strike capability. He served on the Joint Staff as Chief, Joint Operational War Plans Division, charged with coordination and management of all presidentially-tasked Combatant Command war plans. He has deployed in support of OPERATIONS DESERT STORM, ALLIED FORCE, and IRAQI FREEDOM, and has over 3500 flying hours, including combat time in B-52s and B-2s.
Dr. Cynthia A. Watson:
Dr. Cynthia A. Watson joined the Faculty in August 1992, Dr. Watson is Professor of Security at the National War College. She served for five years as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, then Associate Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Development. She also served as the Chairwoman of NWC's Department of Security Studies and Director of the Electives Program and a Core Course Director. Dr. Watson earned a BA, with Honors, from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, a MA from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. Prior positions included Assistant Dean for Social Sciences and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago and Assistant Professor of Politics at Ithaca College. Additionally, Dr. Watson has worked for the U.S. General Accounting Office and U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Watson is on the Governing Boards of a number of professional organizations and the Editorial Board of Third World Quarterly, along with being a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Society for Military History. Dr. Watson also served as Senior Advisor to the Society for International Business Fellows' New Member Program between 2006 and 2010. An active speaker and author, Dr. Watson has been named University of Missouri-Kansas City's Alumna of the 2011. Her current research interests include China-Taiwan in Latin America and China's security concerns in its new world posture. She is also completing a manuscript on nation-building/stability operations for Praeger Security International.