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. 170414-N-RX668-030 NEWPORT, R.I. (April 14, 2017)

Naval Command College Orientation

New student orientation is a multi-day event designed to prepare you for your upcoming Naval War College 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 eight academic days in duration and is for for both the officers and their spouses. It will cover the mission, functions, objectives, and procedures of the International Programs and the Naval War College. The international officers and spouses are given overviews of American history, government, political system, foreign policy, NWC academics, and the organization of the U.S. Armed Forces. Also included is an introduction to the Newport naval complex and its supporting services and an introduction to the surrounding civilian community. Special emphasis is placed on everyday family services such as schools, banking, insurance, transportation, and shopping. As with U.S. students, the NWC President and the Provost personally participate in this orientation program.


Each student in the resident course is issued an iPad, books, readings, and course materials at no cost. U.S. students must return the iPads and nearly all of their textbooks. International students are authorized to retain all issued course materials. Computers with intranet and internet connections are available in several locations throughout the college. Students are able to get Common Access Card (CAC) readers issued so they may access the NWC portal from home to complete administrative tasks and academic assignments. Staff and technical support is provided during working hours. Access to printers, copiers, and paper supplies is provided at convenient locations throughout the campus. Wireless connectivity is available at most locations which students may access using iPads and personal laptops.

Additional Resources

Also available within the academic complex are the Eccles Library, medical and dental offices, bookstore, barber shop, mailboxes, coffee and food vending machines, and breakfast and lunch (both hot and cold fare) at the Hewitt Café. A Naval War College identification badge and common access card give students twenty-four hour access to the complex and computer resources. Library facilities are also available twenty-four hours a day; library staff is available between the hours of 0800 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.

Contact Information

Telephone: (401) 841-3741
DSN: 841-3741


News, Media, & Events


Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication

Issues in National Security: Looking Outward to the Future

Jan. 23, 2018
4:30 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

More Academic Opportunities

Core Curriculum

The Naval War College has three core teaching departments: Strategy and Policy, National Security Affairs, and Joint Military Operations, each with separate faculty. Each department teaches one intermediate level course (ILC) and one senior level course (SLC).

More Information

Additional Academic Opportunities

Beyond our core curriculum and robust electives program we offer a variety of related academic opportunities to enhance your educational experience.

More Information

NWC Diploma

International Officers in the Naval Command College complete a robust program of academic core courses and electives, as well as professional development including a Field Studies program, conferences and symposia, and intramural sports.

More Information