The U.S. Naval War College is an educational institution within the Department of the Navy. The President of the Naval War College is accountable directly to the Chief of Naval Operations, who establishes the College's mission, provides general guidelines and appropriated funds for its operation, and selects the president of the Naval War College.
The college President, a U.S. Navy unrestricted line officer normally in the grade of rear admiral, exercises direct authority over all of the College's academic and operational activities and is assisted by a Deputy/Chief of Staff.
The Provost is the College’s Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for administering the college's academic and research programs through an organization composed of the Dean of Academics, who directs and coordinates all academic programs and departments; the Dean of Naval Warfare Studies, who directs and coordinates the College's major research and war gaming efforts; the Dean of the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership, responsible for operational-level programs; the Dean for International Programs, including the two colleges for international officers, the Naval Command College and the Naval Staff College; the Dean of Students, who is responsible for all student matters connected with both the College of Naval Warfare and the College of Naval Command & Staff; and the Director of the College of Distance Education. The Senior Enlisted Academy is aligned with the Naval War College, and its director also serves as the college's command master chief.
Rear Admiral John N. Christenson, U.S. Navy
Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters
Deputy/Chief of Staff
Captain William J. Nault, U.S. Navy
Dean of Academic Affairs
Dr. John Garofano
Professor William R. Spain
Dean of Naval Warfare Studies
Professor Robert Rubel
Dean of the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership
Rear Admiral (ret.) Jamie Kelly, U.S. Navy
Dean for International Programs
Professor Thomas Mangold
Dean of Students (U.S. resident students)
Captain Ray Keledei, U.S. Navy
Director of the College of Distance Education
Professor James "Jay" Hickey
Director of the Senior Enlisted Academy
Command Master Chief (SW) Jason E. Wallis
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