The U.S. Naval War College holds a graduation ceremony, March 3.
The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) holds a graduation ceremony, March 3. Fifty-seven students from NWC’s College of Naval Warfare and College of Naval Command and Staff were recognized for their achievements and received either a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies or a Master of Arts degree in Defense and Strategic Studies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Tyler D. John/Released)

Our Mission

U.S. Naval War College’s mission is to educate and develop future leaders by building strategic and cultural perspective and enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy-makers.

U.S. Naval War College’s Mission

To accomplish this, the college must preserve a current and relevant curriculum, a world class faculty and staff, and the best and brightest joint student body educated both during their time at the college and through a robust alumni program of lifelong learning afterward.

Educate and Develop Leaders

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Support Defining the Future Navy and Associated Roles and Missions

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Support the Navy During an Era of Great Power Competition

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Strengthen Global Maritime Partnerships

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Promote Ethical Leadership Across the Force

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Strategic Plan 2022 - 2027

We operate today in keeping with the traditions and vision first established by our founding President, Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce, USN, who in 1884 founded U.S. Naval War College to serve as “a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war.”

Strategic Plan 2022-2027

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AFLEX 2021: Navigating Uncharted Waters in the 21st Century - Culture

Dec. 05-09, 2021
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