United States Department of Defense

Committee Description

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. It is responsible for coordinating and overseeing agencies relating to national security and the United States Armed Forces. Agencies such as the National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), amongst others, as well as the generals of the Army, Navy and Air Force congregate at the Pentagon to discuss military operations, homeland security, etc. With constant intelligence breaches and military threats either at home or abroad, delegates within the committee will undoubtedly face crises with far reaching implications for the United States and the international community as well. Major conflicts and issues such as 9/11 and the Iran conflict have been dealt at the Pentagon; the stage is set for yet another exciting committee filled with riveting topics and intense debate. The Pentagon committee will be run with a custom procedure.

The Pentagon is an advanced committee. Delegates with more experience in MUN are preferred, although anybody with ability and interest may be chosen for this committee.

Please submit all position papers and inquiries relating to Pentagon to [email protected].

Topics | Backgrounders

Topic: Surveillance in the Digital Era (View Backgrounder)


Alexander McGuigan
​Alexander is a grade twelve at Port Moody Secondary and is thrilled to be Directing the Pentagon at CAIMUN 2017. His enthusiasm for debate and public speaking led him to join MUN in grade ten, where he has been able to gain both a better understanding and perspective of various global issues. When he's not busy with MUN or the adventure that IB has to offer, Alexander can be found playing golf or hockey, watching various news outlets or spreading his love of aviation to others. Alexander looks forward to creating a committee that even is more exciting than the 2016 President election campaign.

Kevin Nan
Kevin is a senior at Fraser Heights Secondary and is thrilled to be chairing the Pentagon committee at CAIMUN 2017. Having been a delegate, staff member, and Model UN Captain at his school over the span of sixteen conferences, Model UN has become an invaluable part of his life. Kevin’s love for Model UN stems from its mix of individual empowerment and collaboration in world affairs. When not on the baseball field or volleyball court, Kevin is a passionate advocate for increasing minority representation in politics and universal access to education. You can often find Kevin in drinking iced coffee, catching up on Homeland or searching for his next good book. Kevin looks forward to creating an incredible delegate experience in May!