The U.S. Naval War College has a rich history. The chronology presented here is from an appendix in "Sailors and Scholars: the Centennial History of the U.S. Naval War College" that was published by the Naval War College Press in 1984, authored by John B. Hattendorf, B. Mitchell Simpson, III, and John R. Wadleigh. Professor Hattendorf is currently working on the update for the Naval War College's 125th anniversary, celebrated during the 2009-2010 academic year.