Naval Leadership & Ethics Center building

Naval Leadership & Ethics Center Students

We’re pleased to welcome you to the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center. While you may only be on campus for a week or two, we hope that you enjoy your time with us.

Information for NLEC Students and Spouses

Fourteen times per year we welcome a group of prospective command chiefs and officers to campus. Here, you will participate in an intensive leadership development program before embarking on one of the most demanding and rewarding positions in the Navy.

Perhaps your partner will be joining you in Newport as well. The Navy recognizes the significant role spouses play in a command’s support team, so we’ve invested in a complementary, concurrent training program to support and inspire our enlisted officer spouses.

Your brief time as an NLEC student will be filled with learning: seminars, lectures, activities, discussions, and guest speakers. But you’ll also have the opportunity to build camaraderie with other commands through socials and general down time. Your time in Newport culminates with a graduation ceremony.

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We’ll prepare you for your training before you even leave home. Our orientation page offers pre-arrival details, such as what you should bring and what to expect. And, once you arrive on campus, we’ll help prepare you for the week or so ahead

On and Around Campus

The Naval War College campus offers many services and resources useful to visiting students, from the Eccles Library and Hewitt Learning Commons to a bookstore and barbershop. You’ll have access to Wi-Fi throughout most of campus, as well as to computer stations and printers.

Naval War College is part of the vibrant Naval Station Newport . You’ll benefit from all of the services and amenities offered to our military community, from food and entertainment to shopping.

News, Media, & Events


Senior Enlisted Academy holds change of charge

Nov. 17, 2017
News Publication

Brazilian woman takes Oath of Allegiance at NWC

Nov. 15, 2017
News Publication

Navy Band Northeast Holiday Concert Series

Dec. 10, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Spruance Auditorium, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

NLEC Program Information

About NLEC

Each year, U.S. Naval War College’s Naval Leadership and Ethics Center (NLEC) prepares more than 400 prospective commanding officers and their support teams for leadership success.

About NLEC

Orientation Information

The Naval Leadership and Ethics Center (NLEC) has created an orientation guide, including lodging and uniform details, to help prepare you for your time in Newport.

Orientation Information

Courses at NLEC

NLEC’s short-term courses prepare the command triad of commanding officers, executive officers, command chiefs and their spouses for success.

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