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College Leadership & Board of Advisors

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is an educational institution within the Department of the Navy. The President of the college is accountable directly to the Chief of Naval Operations, who establishes the college's mission, provides general guidelines and appropriated funds for its operation, and selects the president of NWC.


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Shoshana S. Chatfield

Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield is the President of the U.S. Naval War College and a career naval helicopter pilot. A native of Garden Grove, California, she graduated from Boston University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and French language and literature. She received her commission through Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) in 1988 and earned her wings of gold in 1989. Chatfield was awarded the Navy’s Political/Military (Pol-Mil) Scholarship and attended the Kennedy School of Government, receiving a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University in 1997. In 2009, the University of San Diego conferred upon her a doctorate of education.

Vice President/Chief of Staff

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Joseph C. Girard

Capt. Girard is Vice President and Chief of Staff for U.S. Naval War College. He has more than 3,000 flight hours in the F/A-18 aircraft. His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (with Combat “V” distinction), seven Strike-Flight Air Medals, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and various unit and campaign decorations.


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Lewis M. Duncan

Lewis M. Duncan currently serves as Provost of the U.S. Naval War College. Additionally, he continues as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, responsible for managing the U.S. National Laboratory of the International Space Station. Dr. Duncan is internationally recognized as an accomplished research scientist in experimental space physics and radiophysics.

Command Master Chief

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Keith A. Webb

Master Chief Webb is the Command Master Chief (CMC) for U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. His previous CMC tours was at Training Support Center Hampton Roads, USS WASP (LHD 1), USS OAK HILL (LSD 51) and the USS GARY (FFG 51). He enlisted in the Navy in Feb 1990 and has earned the Afloat and Master Training Specialist qualifications and a Bachelor’s Degree. His awards and decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, six Navy Commendation Medals, six Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various campaign, service and unit awards.

Office of Provost

William F. Bundy
Associate Provost for Warfighting Research and Development, Office of the Provost

James E. Hickey
Associate Provost, Office of the Provost

Rick Menard
Deputy Provost / Director of Mission Support, Office of the Provost

Edward J. Gillen
Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Office of the Provost


Allen C. Benson
Director, Henry E. Eccles Library

Leonard Walter Wildemann
Dean, College of Distance Education

Thomas J. Culora
Dean, Center for Naval Warfare Studies

Patrick E. Keyes
Dean & Senior Service Advisor, Dean of Students

Margaret DeLuca Klein
Dean, College of Leadership and Ethics

Phil M. Haun
Dean, Dean of Academics

Michael Stephen White
Dean, College of Maritime Operational Warfare

Thomas E. Mangold, Jr.
Dean, International Programs


Tim Garrold
Deputy Dean, College of Distance Education

John C. Meyer
Deputy Dean, College of Leadership and Ethics

Sean P. Henseler
Deputy Dean, College of Maritime Operational Warfare

Robert S. Winneg
Deputy Dean, International Programs

William Hendrickson
Deputy Dean, Dean of Students

Fred P. Drake, Jr.
Associate Dean, College of Distance Education

Service Advisors

Patrick E. Keyes
Dean & Senior Service Advisor, Dean of Students

Paul R. Murphy
Military Professor & Senior Service Advisor, Strategy and Policy Department

Donald Eric Bader
Military Professor & Senior Service Advisor, Joint Military Operations Department

Todd J. Oneto
Military Professor & Senior Service Advisor, College of Leadership and Ethics

Jon J. Chytka
Military Professor & Senior Service Advisor, Strategy and Policy Department

David Brent Hardt
Professor & Senior Service Advisor, National Security Affairs

U.S. Naval War College Board of Advisors

The Board, under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972, as amended, shall provide the Secretary of the Navy, through the Chief of Naval Operations and the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and U.S. Naval War College (NWC) independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of the NPS and the NWC. The Secretary of the Navy or designated representative, on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, may act upon the Board's advice and recommendations.

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Faculty Directory

Our Faculty includes an array of individuals that are knowledgable in many fields as well as those that have served at the highest levels of military and government.

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Research Centers

The Center for Naval Warfare Studies supports Naval War College’s commitment to fostering critical and innovative thinking on the ever-evolving operational challenges of the Navy.

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Programs Offered

The College employs no "school solutions," but rather emphasizes the logical application of information in support of individual analysis and problem solving.

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News, Media, & Events

Trident Brass Quintet Concert

Nov. 08, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Syracuse VA Medical Center, 800 Irving Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210

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