Combination covers representative of several international navies and coast guards sit on display at NWC's 14th Regional Alumni Symposium held at the Peruvian Naval Academy in LaPunta-Callao, Peru.
Combination covers representative of several international navies and coast guards sit on display at NWC's 14th Regional Alumni Symposium held at the Peruvian Naval Academy in LaPunta-Callao, Peru. The three-day event, hosted in partnership with the Peruvian Naval War College, brings together 65 NWC alumni from 21 North American, Latin American and Caribbean nations to discuss common challenges in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Daniel S. Marciniak/RELEASED)

Naval Staff College

The Naval Staff College is a graduate level professional development program designed for midcareer officers representing navies from around the world, including the U.S. Each year, we bring together students from diverse cultures to share their maritime traditions, experiences, and challenges. Upon graduation they earn a Naval War College diploma. A select group will earn a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies. Our graduates return to their navies to continue their successful careers; to date over 130 have become chiefs of service. The NSC also welcomes a small group of American officers. Those interested in becoming part of the NSC team can reach us through the contact information below.

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Naval Staff College Diploma Program

Core Curriculum

You’ll hone your strategic, analytical, and management skills through three core subject areas: national security decision making, strategy and war, and joint military operations.

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Elective Courses

We encourage our International students to enrich their experience with electives. You’ll have hundreds to choose from, on topics ranging from science and technology to history and geography.

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Field Studies Program

Our Field Studies Program will take you to cities across the United States, and you’ll participate in cultural experiences from a New England clam bake to exploring our nation’s capital.

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Incoming Students

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