NEWPORT, R.I. - The U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) College of Distance Education (CDE) hosted their NWC at Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) graduation in a virtual ceremony honoring 101 students on Dec. 10.
The graduates, who are officers in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force, received a Naval War College Command & Staff diploma.
The class gathered virtually to hear remarks from Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, Naval War College president
“Through all the moments of uncertainty and change that have happened over these past 10 months, we have dealt with a pandemic. We have dealt with fires, and you have been so accommodating, adaptable and supportive. Thank you,” said Chatfield.
She went on to say how important this milestone was.
“You have dedicated your time to class for many hours researching, writing, and reading,” said Chatfield. “It is an investment in your professional development and an investment in your service.”
In partnership with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), the Naval War College, College of Distance Education opened an office on the NPS campus in September 1999 to provide NPS students the opportunity to earn an NWC Command and Staff diploma while completing their NPS Master's degree program. The completion of the three NWC courses in this program; Strategy and War, Theater Security Decision Making and Joint Maritime Operations, certifies the officer has met the requirements for Intermediate Level Service College and Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) phase I credit.
The Naval War College Monterey program has graduated 5,911 officers since its establishment in 1999.
Established in 1884, the U.S. Naval War College is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 75,000 students have graduated since the first class of nine students in 1885.