Educating Future Leaders
Our strategic plan further refines our academic vision, keeping Luce’s words intact:
[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.
Our programs serve as the foundation of enduring relationships of inestimable value to our nation and the world. To support our vision, our educational enterprise invests in strengthening the creative and intellectual capital of our staff and faculty members. We recruit and retain the highest-caliber experts and professionals in their respective fields.Review our Strategic Plan
NWC graduates are innovative, ethical leaders who understand the complexities of contemporary national and international security environments; plan and think strategically; are masters of the operational art; and lead maritime, joint, interagency and multinational operations confidently to achieve national security objectives.
Graduates of our programs are able to advance in rank and grow in their military careers, a practical outcome of Professional Military Education and Joint Professional Military Education.Defining Our Mission
Our global network of alumni includes active duty flag and general officers, U.S. ambassadors, and leaders in government, academia, and other public service positions. Our international graduates include ministers of defense, ambassadors, heads of state, and chiefs of navies.