Enhancing US Security by Modernizing USMA Education with Modeling and Complexity Science
United States Service Academies
Given the complex nature of the contemporaneous security environment, we discuss the importance of preparing future officers for their roles in helping to solve challenging and complicated problems. We argue that a reductionist approach to problem-solving is no longer sufficient for the challenges of this century. Rather, the problem-solvers of today and tomorrow should incorporate complexity science into their methods and models. Just as West Point served as a national leader in modernizing the content and pedagogy of technical post-secondary education in the 19th century, we argue that West Point should take the lead in helping to modernize post-secondary education in this century. We conclude by encouraging today's instructors to begin incorporating complexity analysis into their classrooms.
Chris Arney, Michael Yankovich. "Enhancing US Security by Modernizing USMA Education with Modeling and Complexity Science". Mathematica Militaris, Volume 23. 2017.