The War College is a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war.
Adm. Stephen B. Luce

U.S. Naval War College Programs

Established in 1884 as an advanced course of professional study for naval officers, the U.S. Naval War College educates and develops leaders at specific stages in their careers from all services, U.S. government agencies and departments, and international navies.

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The Beacon: Shining a light on the U.S. Naval War College

Mar. 11, 2019
Public Affairs Office, U.S. Naval War College
Article Publication

17th Regional Alumni Symposium, Arctic and Cyber Security. Cohosted by the Royal Norwegian Navy.

Apr. 10, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, Bergen, Norway

Strategic Strong Points and Chinese Naval Strategy

Mar. 22, 2019
The Jamestown Foundation
Article Publication

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Incoming Students

Students of U.S. Naval War College’s 2017 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony.

Resident Students

Naval Station Newport is home to 50 military commands, educational institutions, and services. While your focus will be on academics, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy what the city of Newport and the naval station have to offer.

International Programs
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Distance Education Students

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) distance education programs were designed to fit into the geographic and time constraints of students unable to participate in our traditional residential program. The College of Distance Education at NWC offers access to the same rigorous curriculum and world-class faculty.

Distance Education
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Senior Enlisted Academy & Naval Leadership and Ethics Center

In addition to world-class research and scholarship at the Naval War College, our Senior Enlisted Academy and Naval Leadership and Ethics Center provide critical education, training, and tools to our future and current command leaders.

Senior Enlisted Academy
Naval Leadership & Ethics Center
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