RCNSC is a 2-week seminar offered to senior officers (O4-O6) and non-commissioned officers (E8-E9) of the U.S. Reserve Components, allied officers, and interagency civilians working in national security. Each course has approximately 120-160 students. The course lays a foundation for students moving on to joint command management and staff responsibilities in a multinational, intergovernmental, or joint national security setting.
The curriculum consists of lectures, panel discussions, seminars, on-site visits and a simulation exercise dealing with national security policy and defense resource management. The presenters are faculty members from The College of International Security Affairs, the National War College, the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, the College of Information and Cyberspace, and other distinguished speakers from the Federal Government, Private Industry and other Universities from around the country.