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1960 February 12 NWC directed to provide NEWS time and instruction for fleet units.
1960 April 21 First military-media conference.
1960 June 30 Ingersoll retires from active duty. Vice Admiral Bernard Austin assumes NWC presidency.
1960 July Eisenhower again vacations at Fort Adams.
1960 August 15 Correspondence Course Department redesignated  Extension Education Department.
1960 August 19 1961 classes begin with 153 NW, 178 C&S, 24 NC students. Graduation June 14.
1960 November 6 NWC hostsfirst conference of heads of senior service colleges.
1961 February 2 Naval Long Range Studies Project becomes Institute Of  Naval Studies (INS).
1961 June 19  INS conducts Limited War Symposium at NWC
1961  August 18  1962 classes begin with 156 NW, 149 C&S, 26 NC students. Graduation June 20.
1961  September 27  President John F. Kennedy visits NWC. 
1961  October 3  General of the Army Eisenhower addresses NWC.
1961  October 12  Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz addresses NWC.
1962 April 9  NWC hosts first conference of Heads of Naval War Colleges of the Americas.
1962  May 28  Two-week counterinsurgency course closes 1961-62 academic year at NWC.
1962  August 17  1963 classes begin with 150 NW, 175 C&S, 26 NC students. Graduation June 19, 1963. 
1962  August 18  George Washington University graduate degree program begins with 180 enrollees.
1962  October 22  Cuban Missile Crisis—Newport based ships deploy to Caribbean.
1963  April 11  Austin on temporary duty for Court of Inquiry—loss of submarine USS Thresher.
1963  August 16  1964 classes begin with 159 NW, 160 C&S, 27 NC students. Graduation June 7. 
1963  November 1  Institute of Naval Studies relocated to Cambridge, Mass. and becomes Center for Naval Analyses (CNA). 
1963  November 22  Assassination of President Kennedy. Word passed at NWC during lecture by Chief of Naval Personnel. 
1964  February 24  First George Washington University degrees presented to 16 students from NWC faculty and staff. 
1964  Apri 10  Founders Hall, serving as Base Headquarters, becomes National  Historic Landmark. 
1964  June 8  Secretary of State Dean Rusk opens Global Strategy session 
1964  July 31   Austin retires, Vice Admiral Charles Melson assumes NWC presidency. 
1964  August 14  1965 classes begin with 154 NW, 189 C&S, 24 NC students. Graduation June 16, 1965. 
1964  September 10  Second extension to Mahan Hall for Library stack space approved. 
1964  December 9 Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson addresses NWC. 
1965  April 3  CNO approves reorganization of NWC built around school of naval warfare, school of command & staff, and correspondence school. 
1965  May 18  NWC hosts meeting of Military Education Coordination Conference [MECC). 
1965  August 13  1966 classes begin with 150 NW, 191 C&S, 22 NC students. Graduation June 15. 
1965  December 1  Department of Defense team, led by Assistant Secretary of Defense Morris, visits NWC, first stop on inspection tour of  senior military colleges. 
1966  January 24  Melson retires from active duty. Rear Admiral Francis E, Neussle, Chief of Staff, assumes NWC presidency. 
1966  February 15  Vice Admiral John T. Hayward assumes NWC presidency 
1966  March 29  General Earle Wheeler, Chairman, JCS, addresses NWC. 
1966  June 10 Commander Rita Lenihan, NWC staff, selected as Director Waves, USN, 
1966  August 12 1967 classes begin with 143 NW, 146 C&S, 21 NC students. Graduation June 14. 
1967 April 1 Automatic data processing (ADP} introduced in NWC administrative work.
1967 May 5 First meeting of Naval War College Board of Advisors.
1967 July 1 NWC budgetary support shifted from Bupers to CNO (Op 09B).  
1967 August 14 1968 classes begin with 95 NW, 117 C&S, 31 NC students. Graduation June 26. Interim C&S class commences two weeks of  NWC instruction with remainder of work through
correspondence school.
1968  July 1  Position of Professor of Libraries established. Professor E. Schwass incumbent.
1968  July 14  First senior officers executive management course convenes, 40  attendees. Course primarily for flag and general officer selectees. Four-week duration.
1968  August 16  1969 classes begin with 143NW, 152 C&S, 26 NC students. Graduation June 25.
1968  August 30  Hayward retires from active duty. Vice Admiral Richard G. Colbert assumes NWC presidency.
1968  November 28  CNO approves NWC plan to expand facilities for 700 students by 1980. 
1969  January 1  NWC budgetary support returned to Bureau of NavalPersonnel.
1969  February 1  Naval historical Collection established. A.S. Nicolosi,director.
1969  August 22  1970 classes begin with 169 NW, 190 C&S, 30 NC students. Graduation June 22.
1969  September 1  Chair of Air Strike Warfare, first military chair established.
1969  November 1  Chief of Naval Operations hosts First International SeaPower Symposium at NWC. 
1969  November 28  Naval War College Foundation established under laws of  Rhode Island. John Nicholas Brown first president. Rear Admiral Richard Bates, USN (Rec.), executive director.