OFFICER IN CHARGE
CDR Eduardo M. Recavarren
ASSISTANT OFFICER IN CHARGE
CDR Gregory Ridolfi
CIVILIAN RESEARCH ANALYSTS
Mr. Gary McKenna
Mr. Gordon Willard
To provide intelligence support to research, analysis and wargaming at the Naval War College (NWC), and facilitate ONI access to research and analytic expertise resident at the College.
We are the bridge between the Office of Naval Intelligence - the global leader of maritime intelligence, and the Naval War College - the intellectual center of the Navy. We are uniquely positioned to collectively develop solutions to the complex maritime challenges facing our nation and the world.
ONI Detachment Newport was established in 1977 at NWC due to the requirement for significant intelligence support to wargaming. With the standup of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies in 1981 and a recently invigorated NWC focus on support to the operational Navy, the Detachment mission broadened to include support to a variety of research and analysis programs.
Support to Wargaming. The ONI Detachment develops and coordinates Scenario, Road-to-Crisis and other intelligence-related game products. It serves as Adversary Force and SME on Blue Force intelligence functions, capabilities and organization. The Detachment also serves as general liaison to the Intel Community and for Subject Matter Expert recruitment.
Support to NWC Research and Analysis. ONI Detachment members are fully integrated into various analytic efforts providing intelligence support to the Halsey, gravely, and Mahan student research groups, CNO Strategic Studies Group, Naval Operational Planner Course and others.
Support of the Newport Complex. The Detachment is the point of presence for all JWICS connectivity in Newport. The Detachment provides JWICS access and management to the Naval War College campus and Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The Detachment also provides intelligence support when requested on an ad hoc basis to Officer Training Command.
If you would like to learn more about us, please contact us at the following addresses:
Office of Naval Intelligence Detachment
U.S. Naval War College Code 34
686 Cushing Road
Newport, Rhode Island 02841