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.

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VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Why Leaders Need Empathy

Nov. 15, 2019
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Navy Band Northeast: Holiday by the Bay Concert (Reservations Filled)

Dec. 15, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Strategic and Geographic Fluency, South America Style

Dec. 04, 2019
U.S. Naval Institute
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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.

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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.

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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.

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