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Year        Date             Event

 
                
1980 January 9 Sixteenth Naval Staff College class begins with 20 students. Graduation June 13. 
1980 July 11 Bicentennial of arrival of Rochambeau's Army in Newport.
1980 July 16 Seventeenth Naval Staff College class begins with 21 students. Graduation December 19.
1980 August 20 1981 classes begin with 110NW, 137 C&S, 21 NC students. Graduation June 24.
1980 October 30 NWC hosts first Tactical Symposium.
1981 January 7 Eighteenth Naval Staff College class begins with 22 students. Graduation June 12.
1981 June 26 NWC International Park between Luce & Founders Hall dedicated.
1981 July 1 Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS) established. Honorable R.J. Murray first director.
1981 July 15 Nineteenth Naval Staff College class begins with 26 students. Graduation Dec. 18.
1981 August 18 1982 classes begin with 162 NW, 147 C&S, 37 NC students. Graduation June 25.
1981 August 27 Humorist Art Buchwald lectures on Colbert Plaza to more than 1,500 attendees.
1982  January 20 Twentieth Naval Staff College class begins with 26 students. Graduation June 25.
1982 July 21 Twenty-first Naval Staff College class begins with 17 students. Graduation December 17.
1982 August 17 Welch retires from active duty. Captain David Self, Deputy, assumes NWC presidency. 1983 classes begin with 141 NW, 148 C&S, 36 NC students. Graduation June 24.
1982 October 14 Rear Admiral James E. Service assumes NWC presidency.
1982 October 28 CNO hosts conference of Fleet Commanders-in-Chief at NWC. Updated Naval War Gaming System (NWGS) is used to show latest war gaming developments.
1983 January 19 Twenty-second Naval Staff College class begins with 20 students.Graduation June 24.
1983 February 7 First Post-Command class begins with 12 students.Graduation March 18. Courses continue through 1983 as follows:  March 28-June 17, 12 students; May 9-June 17, 21 students; June 27-August 5, 23 students; September 12-October 14, 21 students.
1983 June 4 Centennial of Naval Training Station (Newport). Founded by Luce.
1983 July 18 Twenty-third Naval Staff College class begins with 17 students. Graduation December 1.
1983 August 16 1984 classes begin with 154 NW, 159 C&S, 34 NC students.Graduation June 22.
1983 September 24 U.S. loses "America's Cup" to Australia in seven race series off Newport.
1983 November 18  First formal graduation ceremony for phased-input Naval Warfare and Command and Staff College students.
1984  January 9 1984 Post-Command courses begin. Schedule as follows: January 9-March 2; March 26-June 15; June 9-August 31; and September10-November 2. Total of 75 students in four courses anticipated.
1984 January 18 Twenty-fourth Naval Staff College class begins with 19 students. Graduation June 22.
1984  July 16  Twenty-fifth Naval Staff College class begins, Graduation December 1.
1984 August 21 1985 classes begin.
1984  October 1 Centennial Week at Naval War College ending on October 6. 100th anniversary of founding of the college.