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

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Established in 1884 as an advanced course of professional study for naval officers, we educate and develop leaders at specific stages in their careers from all services, U.S. government agencies and departments, and international navies.

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The Beacon: Volume 1, Issue 4

Nov. 30, 2017
8:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: March 2018

Mar. 06, 2018
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

US-led Cutlass Express boosts policing of East Africa’s waters

Feb. 07, 2018
Stars and Stripes
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Students of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 2017 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.

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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

NWC’s 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 U.S. Naval War College (NWC) offers access to the same rigorous curriculum and world-class faculty.

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Senior Enlisted Academy & Naval Leadership and Ethics Center

In addition to world class research and scholarship at the Naval War College, our Senior Enlisted Academy and Naval Leadership and Ethics Center provide critical education, training, and tools to our future and current command leaders.

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