June 11, 2013
National Security Seminar
Dr John Scaringe, President, Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), Whittier, California, recently participated as a New Member of the Army War College 59th Annual National Security Seminar (NSS) in Carlisle, PA.
President Scaringe was one of approximately 160 business, government, academic, and community leaders from across the county who took part in the week-long seminar from June 3-6, 2013. The Seminar is the capstone event of the 10-month full time residency curriculum at the Army War College, the Army’s senior educational institution.
The principal purpose of the seminar is to give NSS Members an opportunity to meet and exchange views with the nation’s future military leaders and allows Army war College students to better understand the society they serve. Each NSS Member is assigned
to one of 20 student seminar groups and becomes an active participant in seminar discussions, sharing from their own background, experience, beliefs and perspectives on these issues.
Featured speakers during the week included General Michael Hayden, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) and former Director for the CIA, Professor Susan Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union, Dr Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Dr Gordon Adams, professor of U.S. Foreign Policy.
The U.S. Army War College was established in 1901 “not to promote war, but to preserve peace,” in the words of Elihu Root, then Secretary of War. As the Army’s senior service college, it prepares senior military officers to serve in the highest command and staff positions in the Armed Forces of the United States.