Main Naval War College building

Our Mission

U.S. Naval War College’s mission is to educate and develop future leaders by building strategic and cultural perspective and enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy-makers.

U.S. Naval War College’s Mission

To accomplish this, the college must preserve a current and relevant curriculum, a world class faculty and staff, and the best and brightest joint student body educated both during their time at the college and through a robust alumni program of lifelong learning afterward.

Helping to define the future Navy and its roles and missions

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Supporting combat readiness

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Strengthening global maritime partnerships

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Promoting ethics and leadership throughout the force

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Contributing knowledge to shape effective decisions through our John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research expertise

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Providing expertise and advice to the international legal community through the Stockton Center for International Law

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Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021

We operate today in keeping with the traditions and vision first established by our founding President, Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce, USN, who in 1884 founded U.S. Naval War College to serve as “a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war.”

Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Other Offerings at NWC

Publications

As the “Navy’s Home of Thought,” U.S. Naval War College produces a variety of news reports, research publications, books, and journals, including the Naval War College Review.

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Research & Wargaming

The Center for Naval Warfare Studies at U.S. Naval War College complements our curriculum by serving as a home for original research and innovative thinking.

Research & Wargaming

Academic Departments

U.S. Naval War College’s academic departments support our curriculum by providing core and elective coursework, and through research, gaming, and educational programming opportunities.

Academic Departments

News, Media, & Events

Annual Naval War College Army-Navy Flag Football Game: 2018

Nov. 30, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Nimitz Football Field, Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI 02841

U.S. Military Strategy Must Return to the Basics

Nov. 16, 2018
The National Interest
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