U.S. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), addresses U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students on the role of USSTRATCOM and 21st century deterrence during a visit to NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
U.S. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), addresses U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students on the role of USSTRATCOM and 21st century deterrence during a visit to NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. Hyten also met with NWC staff and faculty members and toured NWC. One of nine Department of Defense unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions assigned through the Unified Command Plan that includes strategic deterrence, space operations, cyberspace operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike, missile defense, intelligence, and analysis and targeting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/released)

Naval Command College Orientation

New student orientation is a multi-day event designed to prepare you for your upcoming U.S. Naval War College (NWC) experience and give you the information you need to be ready when classes begin. It will provide you the opportunity to meet the college leadership and learn about your upcoming academic year and living in Newport.

Orientation is six academic days in duration. It provides an overview of the mission, functions, objectives, and procedures of the International Programs Department and Naval War College. Administrative details are addressed and introductions to academics, the Newport naval complex, supporting services, and the surrounding civilian communities are provided. Special emphasis is placed on everyday family services such as schools, medical, banking, insurance, transportation, and shopping. As with U.S. students, the NWC President and Provost personally participate in this orientation program.


Students are encouraged to bring personal computing devices. Students in the resident course are issued books, readings, and course materials at no cost. Computers with intranet and internet connections are available in several locations throughout the college. Staff and technical support are provided during working hours. Access to printers, copiers, and paper supplies is provided at convenient locations throughout the campus. Wireless connectivity is available in most locations which students may access using personal devices.

On Campus Resources

We are here to support you during your educational experience, from one-on-one academic assistance to providing you with comfortable and connected places to learn and study. Available within the academic complex are the Eccles Library, writing center, medical offices, bookstore, barber shop, and breakfast and lunch (both hot and cold fare) at a café located in Hewitt Hall.

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A Naval War College identification badge and common access card give students 24-hour access to the complex and computer resources. Library facilities are also available 24 hours a day; library staff is available between the hours of 0730 and 1630. Additional on-campus student services are provided by the Chief of Staff’s organization, including security clearances, automobile registration, photo identification, name tags, and audio-visual aids.

Henry E. Eccles Library

The Henry E. Eccles Library is central to NWC’s educational and research programs. The library’s academic collection features more than 250,000 physical volumes—mostly focused on naval and military science, management, economics, international relations, oceanography, and political science.

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Writing Center

The Writing Center supports students in all aspects of academic and professional writing development. Regardless of writing ability or experience, the Writing Center's one-on-one tutorials and group workshops provide professional support for all types of writing assigned in and across the college's academic curriculum.

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