Office of Naval Intelligence Detachment

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Office of Naval Intelligence Detachment provides integrated intelligence essential for wargaming, research, warfare analysis, and planning to prepare the Navy and the Joint Force for the most complex challenges. Detachment members are integrated across the college supporting wargaming, advanced research programs, academic courses, and planning efforts.


We are the bridge between the Office of Naval Intelligence—the global leader of maritime intelligence—and the Naval War College—the intellectual center of the Navy. We are uniquely positioned to collectively develop solutions to the complex maritime challenges facing our nation and the world.


The detachment is part of Office of Naval Intelligence, headquartered in Suitland, Maryland, whose support to NWC dates to the college’s founding. The detachment was established in 1977 to meet the requirement for significant intelligence support to wargaming.

Following the formation of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies in 1981 and NWC’s recently reinvigorated focus on support to the operational Navy, the detachment's mission broadened to include support to a variety of research and analysis programs.


Detachment members join NWC wargaming teams for game design, development, testing, execution, and analysis, providing intelligence-related subject matter expertise.

The detachment is also fully integrated into various regional and functional analytic efforts at NWC, including Halsey Alfa, Mahan, China Maritime Studies Institute, Russia Maritime Studies Institute, Maritime Advanced Warfighting School, and others. In addition, the detachment provides dedicated specialized network support for the region.

Contact Information

Office of Naval Intelligence Detachment
U.S. Naval War College Code 34
686 Cushing Rd
Newport, RI 02841
Fax: (401) 841-3034