NAVSCIATTS to Host Global Maritime Security Symposium
By Naval Special Warfare Group 4 Public Affairs
JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (NNS) -- The Naval Small Craft
Instruction and Technical School (NAVCIATTS) will host Naval Special
Warfare Group 4's Global Maritime Security Force Assistance
Symposium Sept. 28 through Oct. 1.
An estimated 50 attendees from the U.S. and partner nations will
assemble to discuss common efforts to develop regional maritime
training centers in Colombia, Kenya, Bangladesh and Cameroon.
"We are very excited to host what we anticipate to be an annual
event," said NAVSCIATTS Commanding Officer Cmdr. Bill Mahoney. "This
is an incredible opportunity to bring together DoD, interagency,
partner nations and academia to discuss the way ahead to develop
maritime training programs that will help our partner nations
maintain stability across the globe."
Conference highlights will include best practice briefs from
participating country teams, leadership and doctrine working groups,
as well as evening social activities.
"Many of our partner nations face maritime security problems," said
Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group 4 Capt. Chuck Wolf, who
oversees the three Special Boat Teams, and NACSCIATTS. "Every
localized action has regional effect. The question is, how do you
use that in a positive way? This symposium allows us all to form a
collective perspective to identify problems, reoccurring themes,
practices that work and gaps in capability in order to create a
mutual solution to a global problem."
The three-day conference will conclude with a ceremony to
commemorate the 10-year anniversary of NAVSCIATT's Operational
Command to United States Special Operations Command, the recent
Immediate Superior in Command shift to Naval Special Warfare Group 4
and the designation as Maritime Security Force Proponent.
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