Special Research Programs
The Naval War College offers several special programs that provide resident students opportunities to conduct advanced research at the college. These programs provide enhanced educational experiences for select students; encourage innovative and critical thinking; contribute to the professional military and national security literature; support high-level military decision making; and have practical value in the area of building trust and confidence and leadership.
Individual Advanced Research Projects (ARPs)
The Individual ARPs allows qualified students to undertake individual research projects that substitute for single core courses.
Regional & Specialized Study Groups
The Naval War College’s seven regional studies groups have become strategic assets in the war on terrorism and in future military operations; they have also helped to support the CNO's maritime security cooperation initiatives. Students are invited to participate as their schedule permits during their academic year.
Advanced Strategist Program
The Navy has determined there is a need for officers skilled in the practice of formulating, developing, and executing strategy at various leadership levels in order to fill key billets in Navy, Joint, and high-level political staffs. NWC is one of several professional schools or university programs designed to produce such a cadre of officers educated in the study and application of Naval Strategy.
Maritime Advanced Warfighting School (MAWS)
The MAWS program imparts significant naval and joint operational planning knowledge to specially selected Navy and other Service officers for subsequent assignments to Numbered Fleet, Navy Component Fleet Commander, Joint Component, and Combatant Commander staffs.
Symposia and Conferences
The academic life at the Naval War College is enhanced by several conferences and symposia. Some are held annually and some are less frequent. These programs afford students and faculty opportunities for stimulating encounters with contemporary military, political, and cultural leaders from both the professional and academic communities.
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