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See the department offices list below for a brief overview of U.S. Naval War College administrative phone and email contacts as well as contact information for academic departments, individual colleges, academic courses, and study and research groups. Search using the search box or the alphabetical list. To contact a faculty member, use the Directory in “Faculty & Departments” in the menu above.

Ensign Jordan Whittle observes the Israeli Navy Sa’ar 5-class corvette INS Lahav.
Ensign Jordan Whittle observes the Israeli Navy Sa’ar 5-class corvette INS Lahav, left, the Sa’ar 4.5-class corvette INS Sufa, center, and the Military Sealift Command fast-combat support ship USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AOE 195) from aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) during exercise Reliant Mermaid 2018. Reliant Mermaid is a maritime search and rescue and anti-terrorism force protection exercise hosted by the Israel Defense Forces designed to increase interoperability by enhancing individual and collective maritime proficiencies of participating nations and promote interoperability, mutual understanding and cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

Advanced Strategist Program

This 13-month program is a Chief of Naval Operations directed initiative designed to produce officers with a deeper understanding of the theory and application of both military and national strategy.

Africa Studies Group

This regional group focuses on regional issues by supporting faculty professional development, sponsoring guest speakers, and disseminating information about local events relating to Africa.

Aide to the President

This position manages many of the daily operations of the President’s office and works with the President and senior staff on strategy and implementation on a wide range of college initiatives.

Alumni Programs

This office provides many ways for our global network of graduates to connect, including events and online communities. Our Graduate Network for Lifelong Learning also allows alumni to keep pursuing knowledge.

Arctic Studies Group

This regional group focuses on educating leaders, strengthening maritime partnerships, and producing timely research to support the needs of the joint and naval community in the Arctic region.

Asia Pacific Studies Group

This regional group focuses on maritime affairs in China, Taiwan, Japan, North and South Korea, Russia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania.

Assist and Assess Team

The Assist and Assess Team partners with fleet commanders, their Maritime Operations Center staffs and other Navy commands/organizations to enhance the Navy’s maritime command, control, and readiness at the Operational Level of War.

Center on Irregular Warfare & Armed Groups

This institute promotes and supports research and teaching of unconventional conflicts and armed groups.

China Maritime Studies Institute

This institute studies China’s rapid commercial and maritime development. Research topics include shipbuilding, global commerce, law of the sea, and naval diplomacy.

Climate and Human Security Studies Group

This group explores non-traditional and transnational security threats and their impact on U.S. strategic, national security, and economic interests.

College of Distance Education

This college offers executive-level programs beyond Newport. Through web-based courses or by attending fleet seminars, students can pursue a U.S. Naval War College diploma, Joint Professional Military Education Phase I credits, or a master’s degree.

College of Leadership and Ethics

The College of Leadership and Ethics is responsible for leader development and associated strategies for U.S. Navy flag officers delivering courses and tailored activities.

College of Maritime Operational Warfare

The College of Maritime Operational Warfare provides intermediate- and senior-level leadership development and combat readiness programs. Its curriculum centers on the ever-evolving ethical and tactical challenges facing today’s naval officers.

College of Naval Command and Staff

This 10-month residential program offered by the College of Naval Command and Staff prepares intermediate officers from all branches of the military and their civilian counterparts for increased responsibility or promotion.

College of Naval Warfare

This 10-month residential program offered by the College of Naval Warfare prepares senior officers from all branches of the military and their civilian counterparts for executive-level responsibilities.

Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Course

This flag-level course focuses on command and control of multinational maritime forces. It prepares U.S. and partner nation officers for regional leadership and to give them a broad perspective of the operational level of war.

Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) Officer

The CMEO Officer administers the Dignity and Respect Remediation Program, provides training to all remediators, and assists remediators with mentoring options.

Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute

This center advances and promotes research, education, and analysis in the evolving field of digital defense.

Dean of Academics Office

This office is responsible for establishing and enforcing suitable policies for the College’s core curriculum and any associated programs that facilitate the College’s missions, functions, and tasks.

Dean of Students Office

This office is responsible for all administrative tasks, excluding pay and service records, associated with the resident Joint Professional Military Education student body.

Electives Office

This office provides the opportunity for students to explore subjects not in the core curriculum, enhance their regional expertise, or examine core subjects in greater detail.

Europe-Russia Studies Group

This regional group focuses on issues of transatlantic interest in the political, economic, and security spheres of Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus.

Executive Level Operational Level of Warfare Course

This course ensures attendees are properly educated in and understand the intricacies of effectively participating in the decision-making process and managing a Maritime Operations Center and its resources.

Flag Secretary

Flag Secretaries direct staff office organization and routine. Supervises mail operations and correspondence by direction.

Flag Writer for the President

Flag Writers are military members personally assigned to perform the executive administrative and secretarial duties for Admirals, Generals, and senior civilians.

Fleet Seminar Program

The Fleet Seminar Program delivers the Joint Professional Military Education Phase I to students who cannot attend the in-residence. The curriculum develops problem-solving skills pertaining to decision-making and leadership in the maritime domain.

Front Office

Our Front Office contact information includes contact numbers for the office of the President, the Chief of Staff, and the Command Master Chief.

Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Emerging Military Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Emerging Military Technology is a specialized elective track for students seeking to deepen their expertise in the ethical complexities imposed by new technology.

Graduate Certificate in Maritime History

The Graduate Certificate in Maritime History is a specialized track for students who are looking to deepen their expertise in maritime history and naval warfare.

Graduate Degree Program

The Graduate Degree Program provides an opportunity for students or graduates of U.S. Naval War College's (NWC) Fleet Seminar Program to earn the NWC Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies degree.

Gravely Group

Named for Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr., this year-long graduate research program is dedicated to innovative, emerging naval and joint warfare technologies and concepts.

Greater Middle East Studies Group

This group explores issues relating to regional security, the religious and ethnic landscape, insurgent modes of warfare, and post-conflict issues in key Middle East countries.

Halsey Alfa Group

This faculty-student program focuses on the tactical and operational level of war at the classified level. Participants use operations analysis and free-play wargaming to examine high-intensity conventional warfare scenarios.

Halsey Bravo Group

This group examines potential military challenges within the Middle East. This faculty-student collaborative group uses iterative, ongoing wargaming and operational analysis as its primary methodology.

Holloway Group

In this part-time program students will examine Russian and U.S. weapons systems, doctrines, and warfighting capabilities in all domains. They will focus on adversary military capabilities, maritime and naval doctrine, and strategy.

Human Resources

Our Human Resources department supports our civilian personnel, maintains a list of employment opportunities here at the college, and offers information on civilian careers within other areas of the Navy.

Humanitarian Response Program

The Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Program helps to improve the U.S. Navy’s and international militaries’ effectiveness in conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.

Indian Ocean Studies Group

This group focuses on security-related issues, such as trade and energy, in the Indian Ocean and its surrounding nations.

Institute for Future Warfare Studies

The Institute for Future Warfare Studies focuses on the long-term needs of the Navy and national security. The center’s innovative, timely research and analysis will help leadership anticipate operational and strategic challenges.

International Maritime Staff Operators Course

This course teaches international students the fundamental concepts and processes necessary to support a multinational maritime component commander at the operational level of war.

International Programs

This department directly supports the development of robust global maritime partnerships. We emphasize the “Newport Connection” to enhance trust and confidence and also promote cooperation among partner nations.

International Wargaming Course

The International Wargaming Course will enable international students to improve their national wargaming organization to conduct research, analysis, gaming and education.

John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research

The Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research Department serves as a central resource for naval history matters, from exploration and theory to strategy and operations.

Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Course

This flag-level course is designed to prepare U.S. officers in becoming future maritime component commanders, as well as officers and officials who will work closely with them, to plan and execute complex maritime operations.

Joint Military Operations Department

This in-depth and interactive program focuses on applying operational art, planning, and critical thinking skills to achieve strategic national and military objectives in peace and war.

Latin America Studies Group

This group explores the history, culture, politics, and economics of regions neighboring the United States: South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Library Acquisitions Department

This department is responsible for selecting and purchasing library materials and/or resources in support of the College’s learning, research, and teaching needs.

Library Administration

The Library Administration furthers the library’s mission of sharing information with the wider community, advancing information literacy, and supporting the research and teaching of the college. Fax is available at (401) 841-6491.

Library Circulation

The Henry E. Eccles library staff are here to assist both old and new library patrons in successfully utilizing all the resources the U.S. Naval War College Library has to offer. Fax is available at (401) 841-4804.

Library Classified Library

This library offers students and faculty access to SIPRNet terminals and a wide range of classified and restricted print and electronic resources. Access requires a secret security clearance.

Library Donations

The library welcomes inquiries about donations of archival and library materials.

Library Reference Desk

The reference desk is the library’s main interface for professional librarians to provide students and faculty with research assistance finding library materials, collections, or services. Fax is available at (401) 841-1140.

Mahan Scholars Group

This program focuses mainly on deterrence at the strategic level. Participants utilize critical thinking, research skills, and analytical writing in order to apply these deterrence concepts to a variety of realms, domains, and tools.

Maritime Advanced Warfighting School

This is a resident program completed in conjunction with the College of Naval Command and Staff curriculum. It educates leaders with the skills required to plan, execute, and assess combined, joint, and naval operations.

Maritime History Department

The John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research serves as a central resource for naval history matters, from exploration and theory to strategy and operations.

Maritime Operational Planners Course

The Maritime Operational Planners Course is a 12 to 13 week course that develops planners capable of performing in dynamic, complex, and high-tempo maritime operational environments.

Maritime Staff Operators Course

The Maritime Staff Operators Course is a five-week course that provides resident education in the application of the Maritime Operations Center concept, organization, and processes.

Medical

Our on-site Independent Duty Corpsmen can assist with emergent medical needs and help coordinate additional medical care as needed.

Museum

The historic Naval War College Museum provides guidance and orientation talks to visitors on regional naval history and current exhibits, and assist scholarly researchers in the use of the Museum holdings.

National Security Affairs Department

The National Security Affairs department is one of the nation's largest and most vibrant graduate teaching departments in the interdisciplinary field of national and international security studies.

Naval Command College

The Naval Command College, for senior international naval officers, is an 11-month program designed to build confidence and cooperation between the U.S. and navies from around the world.

Naval Staff College

The Naval Staff College provides an 11-month professional development program geared toward distinguished intermediate international officers who have completed at least eight years of service.

Naval War College Press

The Naval War College Press produces and edits various publications including the Naval War College Review, Newport Papers, and the Historical Monographs series.

Naval War College Press Managing Editor

The Managing Editor is responsible for generating and commissioning stories; planning, assigning, and editing content; spending oversight; overseeing schedules; and supervising editorial staff.

Naval War College Press Submission Guide

Press publications have submission guidelines for topic, formatting, style, and length. Guidelines vary for each publication; please see each separate Press submission policy for information.

Navy Band Northeast

Navy Band Northeast provides musical support for military ceremonies, recruiting, morale and retention programs, and community relations.

Office of Naval Intelligence Detachment

This office provides expert insight to those involved with wargaming, research, and warfare analysis, and also participates in advanced student research groups.

Online Program

The Naval Command and Staff online program meets the requirements for Joint Professional Military Education Phase I, service-related requirements, and desired U.S. Naval War College program core competencies.

Public Affairs Office

We work with the news media communicating newsworthy information about the college, provide public affairs advice and support to the community, oversee the website, serve as a conduit for speakers, and maintain the official social media presence.

Quarterdeck

Upon arrival, our security office located at the U.S. Naval War College quarterdeck will be one of your first stops for initial access and badging requirements. Another number is available at (401) 841-3089.

Registrar

We oversee the receipt and administration of federal civilian nomination packages as well as responding to all requests for transcripts for the U.S. Naval War College.

Russia Maritime Studies Institute

It is vital that the U.S. and its partners develop a clear understanding of the strategic and operational factors that shape Russia’s approach to maritime issues and that drive Russian military and foreign policy decision making.

Security Office

Our campus is part of a secure naval base. The security department ensures everyone who enters our campus, from students to civilian visitors, does so with the proper clearances and badges.

Senior Service Advisor, State Department

Senior Service Advisors are the senior-most representatives of each service branch or federal department and act as branch-specific advisors to the college administration.

Senior Service Advisor, U.S. Air Force

Senior Service Advisors are the senior-most representatives of each service branch or federal department and act as branch-specific advisors to the college administration.

Senior Service Advisor, U.S. Army

Senior Service Advisors are the senior-most representatives of each service branch or federal department and act as branch-specific advisors to the college administration.

Senior Service Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard

Senior Service Advisors are the senior-most representatives of each service branch or federal department and act as branch-specific advisors to the college administration.

Senior Service Advisor, U.S. Marine Corps

Senior Service Advisors are the senior-most representatives of each service branch or federal department and act as branch-specific advisors to the college administration.

Senior Service Advisor, U.S. Navy

Senior Service Advisors are the senior-most representatives of each service branch or federal department and act as branch-specific advisors to the college administration.

Sponsor Coordinator

The Sponsor Coordinator provides incoming personnel with pre-arrival communication, support on arrival, and relocation assistance to facilitate a smooth transition and assimilation into a new command.

Staff Judge Advocate’s Office

The Staff Judge Advocate’s Office, in coordination with the Office of Government Counsel attorney, provides legal services and advice to the college.

Stockdale Leader Development Concentration

Students will engage in activities related to self-awareness, character development, cultural adeptness, and critical and innovative thinking on leadership issues for the Navy.

Stockton Center for International Law

The Stockton Center is dedicated to answering the most vexing questions related to international law and military operations on land, at sea, and in aero- and cyberspace.

Strategic and Operational Research Department

We develop and assess strategic and operational concepts to overcome challenges by providing analytical products that inform the Navy’s leadership and help shape key decisions.

Strategy and Policy Department

Our Strategy and Policy department teaches students how to make sound judgments in joint, interagency, and multinational environments.

The Rochefort Group

This group ingrains maritime information warfighting into education and fleet engagement in order to increase combat readiness and lethality at the operational level of war and across all warfighting domains.

U.S. Naval War College Emergency and Inclement Weather Message Line

The U.S. Naval War College subscribes to a notification service that provides emergency or weather-related notifications by phone, text, and/or email.

U.S. Naval War College at Naval Postgraduate School

U.S. Naval War College Monterey is a satellite office located at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California that provides qualified officers and select DoD civilians additional educational opportunities.

Wargaming Department

The Wargaming Department conducts high-quality applied gaming, research, analysis, and education. Simulating these complex war scenarios builds analytical, decision-making, and risk assessment skills.

Web Services

Web Services connects the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) community to the various NWC web-based portals, including the main NWC website, the NWC intranet website, and the NWC digital commons website.

Writing Center

This center provides the continued development of professional writing and communication skills to students. It also supports faculty seeking guidance related to the teaching of writing.