The War College is a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war.
Adm. Stephen B. Luce

U.S. Naval War College Programs

Established in 1884 as an advanced course of professional study for naval officers, the U.S. Naval War College educates and develops leaders at specific stages in their careers from all services, U.S. government agencies and departments, and international navies.

Research, Wargaming & Publications

Featured Faculty Member

Featured Articles

At Naval War College

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Leadership Lessons

Oct. 25, 2019
News Publication

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2019

Nov. 13, 2019
11:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Yes, China Has Missiles That Could Destroy the Navy's Aircraft Carriers

Nov. 10, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

Social Hub

Follow our latest posts with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Flickr

Incoming Students

Students of U.S. Naval War College’s 2017 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony.

Resident Students

Naval Station Newport is home to 50 military commands, educational institutions, and services. While your focus will be on academics, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy what the city of Newport and the naval station have to offer.

International Programs
Dean of Students (U.S. only)
Boat with cabin in the background.

Distance Education Students

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) distance education programs were designed to fit into the geographic and time constraints of students unable to participate in our traditional residential program. The College of Distance Education at NWC offers access to the same rigorous curriculum and world-class faculty.

Distance Education
International students standing during graduation.

International Students

U.S. Naval War College welcomes senior and midcareer officers from navies around the world. Each year, we bring together U.S. and international students from diverse cultures to share their maritime traditions, experiences, and challenges.

International Programs
Naval War College seal