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Foundation
1950
February 10
New command & staff department organized within NWC staff.
1950
April 10
Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fraser of North Cape, RN, visits NWC.
1950
May 28
Beary hospitalized. Rear Admiral T. Ross Cooley, ComNavBase assumes additional duty as NWC President. 
1950
June 25
Korean War Begins.
1950
August 11
1951 classes begin. 56 strategy and tactics {S&T), 31 strategy and logistics (S&L), 31 command & staff (C&S) students.
Graduation June 13, 1951.                                                     
1950
October 2
Army War College reopens after World War II closure.
1950
October 17
Cooley detached, Captain H.D. Felt acting.
1950 
December 1
Vice Admiral Richard Conolly assumes NWC presidency.
1951 
May 24 
Financeer Bernard M. Baruch addresses NWC.
1951 
August10 
1952 classes begin with 66 S&T, 47 S&L, 73 C&S students. Graduation June 14, 1952.
1952 
June 9
First "Global Strategy Week" begins, replacing Round Table Discussions. 
1952 
July 14 
CNO authorizes establishment of a Naval War College Museum.
1952 
August 9 
1953 classes begin with 4 S&S, 73 S&T, 56 S&L, 108 C&S students. New advanced class, strategy & seapower (S&S) included. Graduation June 10, 1953.
First Civilian academic chairs established. 
1952 
September 1   
"Information Service for Officers" renamed Naval War College Review.
1953 
July 27 
Korean armistice effective.
1953 
August 14 
1954 classes begin with six S&S, 130 NW, 96 C&S students. S&T and S&L courses replaced by naval warfare. Graduation June 16.
1953 
November 2 
Conolly retires from active duty. Rear Admiral Thomas Robbins, Chief of Staff, assumes NWC presidency.
1954 
May 2 
Vice Admiral Lynde McCormick assumes NWC presidency.
1954 
August 23 
1955 classes begin with 5 S&S, 67 NW2, 66 NW I, 114 C&S students. Naval warfare courses split into first year (NW1) and second year (NW2) sections. Graduation June 15, 1955. 
1955 
August 18 
1956 classes begin with 2 S&S, 59 NW2, 72 NW1, 124 C&S students. Graduation June 12, 1956. NWC briefing team to indoctrinate Naval Reserve units formed.
1956 
March 17 
Major winter storm hits area, doing extensive damage to ships at recently completed Coddington Cove piers. 
1956 
April 19 
CNO approves new naval command (international) course at NWC. 
1956 
August 16 
McCormick dies suddenly at Newport. Rear Admiral Robbins, Chief of Staff, again assumes NWC presidency.
1956 
August 17 
1957 classes begin with 5 S&S, 59 NW2, 74 NW1, 132 C&S, and 23 naval command (NC) students. Graduation June 12, 1957.
1957 
August 13 
Robbins detached for duty in Washington. Vice Admiral Stuart Ingersoll assumes NWC presidency.
1957 
 August 14
1958 classes begin with 71 NW2, 95 NW1, 127 C&S, 28 NC students. Graduation June 11, 1958.
1957 
September 5 
President Eisenhower spends month vacationing on Naval Base. Meets with officers of new naval command course.
1958 
May 29 
Cardinal Francis Spellman addresses NWC.
1958 
August 15 
1959 classes begin with 156 NW, 111 C&S, 25 NCC students. NW1 and NW2 classes are combined in naval warfare (NW). Graduation June 10, 1959.
1958 
August 15 
Eisenhower again vacations in Newport, occupying quarters of NWC Chief of Staff at Fort Adams.
1958 
November 7 
Commissioning of Navy Electronic Warfare Simulator (NEWS) in Sims Hall.
1958 
November 19 
Madame Chiang Kai Shek addresses NWC.
1959 
June 2 
Separate war gaming department formed, removing NEWS from strategy department. 
1959 
August 21 
1960 classes begin with 157 NW, 171 C&S, 25 NC students. Alexander Haig, Secretary of State in 1981-82, included in C&S class. Graduation June 15, 1960. Naval Long Range Studies Project established at NWC.