The WAR Department conducts relevant research into current and future war fighting issues using select Naval War College students working under the mentorship of experienced research and analysis professionals.
Collaborative research efforts are coordinated through student participation in one of the Halsey or the Mahan Scholars research groups while individual research work is guided by professors throughout the college. This analysis is used to inform policymakers, commanders and other defense and security professionals.
Under the management of the WAR Department, the Decision Support Center (DSC) provides an innovative environment specifically designed to bring together a range of tools to aid in decision-making, concept development or alternative analysis. The DSC is available for use by Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy and other government agencies.