Course Overview

Pre-Course Assignment

The course requires a written assignment due the first day of class at 0900. Please review the assignment instructions TAB before starting your paper.

Course Content

  • National Security Strategy
  • Resourcing for National Security Strategy
  • Regional Briefs
  • Information Technology and Security
  • Homeland Security
  • Political-Military Simulation Exercises
  • Diplomacy
  • The Legislative Process
  • The Legal Aspects of The Long War
  • Global Economics
  • Security
  • Strategic Communication
  • Interagency Operability

Course Description

The Reserve Component National Security Course (RCNSC) is a two-week seminar offered to senior officers and non-commissioned officers (E8-E9) of the U.S. Reserve Components, allied officers, and select civilians working in national security. The RCNSC is designed to lay a foundation for students moving on to joint command management and staff responsibilities in a multinational, intergovernmental, or joint national security setting. The curriculum consist of lectures, panel discussions, seminars, a Capitol Hill visit and a simulation exercise dealing with national security policy and defense resource management.

Course Presenters

The presenters are faculty members from The College of International Security Affairs (CISA), the National War College, the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, the Information Resource Management College (IRMC), and other distinguished speakers.

National Crisis Response Exercise

The exercise provides an experience in national decision making that identifies and applied the instruments of national power in support of national interest. It calls for the application of a wide range of political, economic, military, diplomatic, and social measurements to advance national objectives, emphasizing joint and combined operations.