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Foundation
                               
1970 August 21    Classes of 1971 begin with 181 NW, 225 C&S, 30 NC students. Graduation June 21.
1970 November 9 Dedication of William McCarty-Little war gaming room in Sims Hall.
1971 February 1 Student team from C&S presents personnel study in Pentagon to SecNav and CNO.
1971 March 13 President Richard Nixon at NavBase for graduation of son-in-law, Ensign David Eisenhower from Officer Candidate School.
1971  April 27 Establishment of deputy to president billet. Rear Admiral G. Tahler reports.
1971  July 21 Establishment of Naval Education and Training Command at Pensacola, Fla.
1971 August 17 Colbert detached. Vice Admiral Benedict J. Semmes assumes NWC presidency.
1971  August 23 1972 classes begin with 202 NW, 244 C&S, 29 NC students. Graduation June 29.
1972 July 1 Semmes retires from active duty. Vice Admiral Stansfield  Turner assumes NWC presidency.
1972 August 7 Naval staff course begins with 15 students. Graduation December 20.
1972 August 15 NWC bookstore opens in Navy Exchange Bldg. west of Sims Hall.
1972 August 24 1973 classes begin with 186 NW, 2.32 C&S, 32 NC students. Formal convocation and academic procession on Dewey Field. Graduation June 30, 1973. George Washington University courses end for Naval Warfare students.
1972 December 6 Author Herman Wouk gives first "Spruance Lecture" in auditorium of completed Spruance Hall. Building formally dedicated next day with Mrs. Spruance and Rear Admiral S.E. Morison, participating
1973  January 22  Second Naval Staff course begins with 16 students. Graduation June 30.
1973  April 17  DOD announces major shore reductions and fleet withdrawals from area.
1973  June 25 Global strategy discussions replaced by three-day Current Strategy Forum, Governor Jimmy Carter, USNA classmate of Turner, speaks to Forum.
1973 August 6 Third Naval Staff Course begins with 14 students. Graduation December 21.
1973  August 30 1974 classes begin with 181 NW, 222 C&S, 31 NC students. Graduation June 28.
1973 October 23  NWC hosts visit Brazilian Naval War College staff and students.
1973 November 30 Death of Richard Colbert at Bethesda, Md.
1973 December 27 Death of Richard Bates in Newport, R.I.
1974 January 28 Fourth Naval Staff Course begins with 17 students. Graduation June 14.
1974 March 1 Naval Base, Newport becomes Naval Education and Training Center (NETC).
1974 March 28 Dedication of Conolly Hall.
1974 June 25 Dedication of Colbert Plaza, seaward of new building complex.
1974 August 25 Fifth naval staff course begins with 18 students. Graduation December 20.
1974 August 9 Turner detached to sea duty. Vice Admiral Jullen LeBourgeois assumes NWC presidency.
1974 August 28 1975 classes begin with 214 NW, 176 C&S, 38 NC students. Graduation July 1.
1975  January 20 Sixth Naval Staff Course begins with 21 students. Graduation June 13.
1975  March 1 Opening of NWC Center for Advanced Research ICARi.
1975 May 8 Soviet officers from warships at Boston visit NWC.
1975 July 28 Seventh naval staff course begins with 17 students. Graduation December 19.
1975 August 29 1976 classes begin with 137 NW, 167 C&S, 32 NC students. Graduation June 17.
1975 October 13 The 200th Anniversary of U.S. Navy. NWC president reviews parade and speaks at Newport ceremonies.
1975 November 10 The 200th Anniversary of U.S. Marine Corps. Ceremonies on Dewey Field.
1976 January 13 Eighth naval staff course begins with 19 students.  Graduation June 11.
1976  January 16 Formation of National Defense University INDUS in Washington.
1976 April 28 Dedication of Hewitt Hall which includes new library.
1976  June 25 Tall ships visit Newport. Ships depart for N.Y. July 1.
1976 July 4 National Bicentennial Day. Full honors at noon by NETC and  ships.
1976 July 8 NWC hosts Naval Command Course Conference celebrating 20th anniversary of founding of the international course.
1976 July 10 President Ford visits NWC and NETC to greet Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip embarked in ELMS. Britannia.
1976 July 13  Dedication of International Plaza, area between Spruance and Mahan Halls.
1976  July 26 Ninth Naval Staff Course begins with 15 students. Graduation December 17. 
1976  August 25 1977 classes begin with 150 NW, 186 C&S, 32 NC students. Graduation June 30.
1976 October 1 Disestablishment of First Naval District. NWC now within Fourth District.
1976  November 29  Canadian Forces Staff College conducts exercise on NEWS.
1977 January 24 Tenth Naval Staff Course begins with 16 students. Graduation June 17.
1977  April 1 LeBourgeois retires from active duty. Rear Admiral Huntington Hardisty assumes NWC presidency. NWC commences six-week extension course at New London Naval Base for Polaris-based officers.
1977 July 30 Rear Admiral Henry Eccles, USN (Ret.) completes 25 years' service on NWC staff since reporting upon his retirement from active duty 1952.
1977  July 18 Eleventh naval staff course begins with 13 students. Graduation December 16.
1977  August 15 1978 classes begin with 138 NW, 181 C&S, 39 NC students. Graduation June 27.
1977 October 13  Hardisty detached for overseas duty. Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale assumes NWC presidency.
1978  January 16  Twelfth Naval Staff Course begins with 19 students. Graduation June 16
1978  March 8  Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger addresses NWC.
1978 May 26 Dedication of Founders Hall as NWC Museum.
1978  June 30 First NWC Alumni gathering addressed by Stockdale in Washington.
1978 November 16  Secretary of the Navy's Advisory Board on Education and Training meets at NWC.
1978  July 12  Thirteenth Naval Staff Course begins with 18 students. Graduation December 15.
1979 January 15  Fourteenth Naval Staff College class begins with 22 students. Graduation June 15. 
1979  April 20  The 105th annual meeting of U.S. Naval Institute (first ever held in Newport), held in Spruance Auditorium.
1979  July 15  Fifteenth naval staff college class convenes with 18 students. Graduation December 14.
1979  August 22 Stockdale retires from active duty. Rear Admiral Edward F. Welch assumes NWC presidency.