HENDERSON, Nev. – Courtesy of the Las Vegas Raiders, 20 international officers from the Air War College (AWC) recently toured Allegiant Stadium as part of their visit to the Las Vegas area. According to Air War College International Officer School Director Col. Scott Rizer, the trip's purpose is to build relationships with America's partner nations and expose their future leaders to all that America has to offer by visiting educational, political, military, technological, economic and entertainment/cultural sites. In addition to the exclusive tour, the group met with Raiders executives, who discussed the organization's mission, business and marketing strategies and how the Silver and Black is navigating operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Air War College was established in 1946 by the War Department at what is now named Maxwell Air Force Base. The AWC resident program class membership includes officers from the international community as well as from each U.S. military services, civilian employees of federal government agencies. AWC annually educates about 245 resident students from all U.S. military services, federal agencies, and international fellows from 45 nations.
Among the AWC's key tasks are to prepare senior officers to lead at the strategic level across the range of military operations, in joint, interagency, and multinational environments, develop senior joint leaders who can successfully master the cross-domains of air, space, and cyberspace and offer strategic contributions to national security and create strategic officers who can advance innovative thought on national security issues. The AWC's mission is to "educate senior military and civilian teammates to serve as critical and strategic thinkers able to serve as national security senior leaders."
Twenty international officers from Air War College visited Allegiant Stadium as part of a relationship-building tour in the United States.