Accession Number : ADA599136


Title :   Gaming the Interwar: How Naval War College Wargames Tilted the Playing Field for the U.S. Navy During World War II


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Miller, James A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a599136.pdf


Report Date : 13 Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 98


Abstract : Wargaming at the U.S. Naval War College began with a lecture in 1886, but did not reach its full potential until the interwar period. The wargames ostensibly served to train naval officers in strategic, operational, and tactical thinking. Wargames also gave guidance for shipbuilding, the creation and refinement of war plans, and the conduct of fleet exercises. Naval officers throughout the fleet were better prepared for World War II against Japan.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL , *WAR GAMES , FLEET EXERCISES , GAME THEORY , OFFICER PERSONNEL , SECOND WORLD WAR


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE