Students of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 2017 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Students of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 2017 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. The graduating class of 2017 included 423 resident students of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, federal civilian employees and 105 international students. Additionally, 1,079 students completed coursework through NWC’s College of Distance Education programs. 170616-N-RX668-165 NEWPORT, R.I. (June 16, 2017)

College of Naval Warfare

Prestige, professional development, and advancement.

The selective, residential program at the College of Naval Warfare attracts educated officers with outstanding career performance records. Services and federal agencies nominate senior military and civilian professionals for admission based on their potential for greater leadership responsibility.

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College of Naval Warfare Program

Core Curriculum

You will focus on three core subject areas: national security decision making, strategy and policy, and joint military operations.

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Elective Courses

Enrich your education with electives that fit your career interests. Choose from more than 120 courses, from Anthropology of War to Science, Technology, and Strategy.

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Academic Opportunities

Broaden your understanding of war (and peace) by pursuing group or independent research, and learn from military thought-leaders by attending our conferences and seminars.

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