A U.S. Naval War College (NWC) faculty member participates in a graduation ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
A U.S. Naval War College (NWC) faculty member participates in a graduation ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. The graduating class of 2016 included 316 resident students of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, federal civilian employees and 118 international students. Additionally, 1,174 students completed coursework through NWC’s College of Distance Education programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/Released)

Naval Command College Outcomes

Upon completion of the Naval Command College (NCC) program you will receive a NWC diploma. Additionally, the President of the Naval War College will send a letter of completion to the Chief of your Navy.

The outcome is an active cadre of alumni, who as senior leaders and decision makers use their understanding and personal relationships to build trust and confidence that enhances cooperation, increases access, improves interoperability, and positively influences strategic decision making throughout the world.

NCC Program

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Completion of NCC

Upon completion of this course, the President of the Naval War College will send a letter of completion to the Chief of your Navy. This end of course letter will report on your accomplishments and professional contribution to the NWC community during your year of study.

Exams, Grades, and Academic Work

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Field Studies Program

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Electives

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Grades

As an NCC student, you will not receive letter grades for your work.  Your professional pride and commitment to your navy should provide motivation for you to study hard and share your knowledge.

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Furthering Your Education

Salve Regina University (SRU) in Newport will apply NWC academic credits toward a master of arts degree there. Additional courses can be completed either at SRU night school or via distance education. SRU will brief specifics of their program during orientation.

Attending SRU & Outcomes

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Beginning in Academic Year 2017-2018, up to ten NCC students can work towards a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Contact the Naval Command College at ncc@usnwc.edu or (401) 841-3741 for details of this program.

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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.

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Naval Command College Diploma

Upon completion students will receive a Naval War College Diploma and select students will be eligible to earn a Master’s of Arts degree in national Security and Strategic Studies.

Program Information

Electives

Each academic year the Electives Program offers approximately 120 courses designed and taught by Naval War College professors and adjunct professors from M.I.T, the Fletcher School, and elsewhere.

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News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Graduates 1,535 in Ceremony

Jun. 15, 2018
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The Newport Arctic Scholars Initiative: October 2018

Oct. 16, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Dominate the Information Domain: Synchronize Strategy and Cyber Efforts

Oct. 15, 2018
Cyber Dominance: Controlling Your Fate in Cyberspace
Article Publication