The construct of maritime dominance contains many elements, and it includes much more than situational awareness of the world's seaports and oceans. Vice Adm. Harvey E. Johnson Jr., Adm. Timothy J. Keating, Vice Adm. John Morgan, Cmdr. "Bud" Wimmer and Adm. Walter F. Doran, explore the many facets of maritime dominance and how the services and Department of Homeland Security are united in building maritime domain awareness across the globe.
The CHIPS assistant editor, Nancy Reasor, and I had a fascinating visit to the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and Tactical Training Group Atlantic (TACTRAGRULANT) for the Joint and Combined Multi-Battle Group Inport Exercise (MBGIE) in February. United Kingdom and U.S. joint forces replicated a composite warfighting scenario achieving an unprecedented dimension in virtual wargaming.
Thanks to the crew of the USS Kearsarge, Commander, U.S. Second Fleet and Capt. Mark Nesselrode, commanding officer of TACTRAGRULANT, and his staff for the opportunity to witness the strides the Navy is making in Strike Group training.
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