Cdr Dransfield led, and presented, the strategy development for the seminar, providing an international perspective to the national planning task.

This exercise is the pinnacle of the 11-week National Security Decision Making portion of the college's year-long resident program and is designed to prepare senior level joint and international officers and civilians for executive positions in large national security organisations.

On completion of the course, Cdr Dransfield will be joining the faculty of the United States Naval War College as a professor of Joint Military Operations.