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Naval Leadership & Ethics Center Students

We’re pleased to welcome you to the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center. While you may only be on campus for a week or two, we hope that you enjoy your time with us.

NLEC Students

Fourteen times per year we welcome a group of prospective command chiefs and officers to campus. Here, you will participate in an intensive leadership development program before embarking on one of the most demanding and rewarding positions in the Navy. Your brief time as an NLEC student will be filled with learning: seminars, lectures, activities, discussions, and guest speakers. But you’ll also have the opportunity to build camaraderie with other commands through socials and general down time. Your time in Newport culminates with a graduation ceremony.

Courses at NLEC

Major Command Course

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Prospective Commanding Officers Course

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Prospective Executive Officers Course

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Command Master Chief and Chief of the Boat Course

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Spouse Courses at NLEC

Command Spouse Leadership Course

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Command Master Chief and Chief of the Boat Spouse Course

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On and Around Campus

The Naval War College campus offers many services and resources useful to visiting students, from the Eccles Library and Hewitt Learning Commons to a bookstore and barbershop. You’ll have access to Wi-Fi throughout most of campus, as well as to computer stations and printers.

Naval War College is part of the vibrant Naval Station Newport . You’ll benefit from all of the services and amenities offered to our military community, from food and entertainment to shopping.

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NLEC Program Information

Faculty Directory

Our Faculty includes an array of individuals that are knowledgable in many fields as well as those that have served at the highest levels of military and government.

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Orientation Information

The Naval Leadership and Ethics Center (NLEC) has created an orientation guide, including lodging and uniform details, to help prepare you for your time in Newport.

Orientation Information

Courses at NLEC

NLEC’s short-term courses prepare the command triad of commanding officers, executive officers, command chiefs and their spouses for success.

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News, Media, & Events


"An Address" Lecture Series: Lecture 3

Mar. 26, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

NATO’s Achilles Heel: Russian Political Warfare

Mar. 21, 2018
The National Interest
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