Institute for Future Warfare Studies

The mission of the Institute for Future Warfare Studies (IFWS) is to serve as the focal point for the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) actions to support identifying and defining the future warfare trends, and associated roles and missions for the future Navy. The IFWS will contribute to the analysis by thinking about future warfare and the potential impact on the naval services.

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About The Institute for Future Warfare Studies

IFWS conducts and facilitates research across the entire college spectrum, and analysis to support the requirements of the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Combatant Commanders, the Navy component commanders and numbered fleet commanders, and other Navy and Marine Corps commanders.

IFWS and NWC Mission

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To provide the fullest appreciation of the strategic opportunities and challenges for the Department of the Navy, the Institute of Future Warfare Studies interacts with public and private organizations, companies, academic institutions, and individuals at all levels. The Institute seeks to build and foster collaborative partnerships with other government research centers, civilian academic institutions, businesses, private organizations and individuals. Such partnerships will foment research on the future national security environment and future Naval capabilities.

Institute for Future Warfare Studies Workshop: 2017

The Joint Staff J7 and IFWS partnership collaboratively examines the implications of enduring Joint Force missions for the Joint Force and Naval forces.

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Strategic & Operational Research Department Faculty

Our experienced and renowned faculty have years of earned expertise across a wide range of naval and educational topics. To learn more, please use the link below to access the online directory.

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