The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departs from Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island following its maiden voyage from Bath Iron Works Shipyard in Bath, Maine.
The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departs from Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island following its maiden voyage from Bath Iron Works Shipyard in Bath, Maine. The port visit marked Zumwalt’s first stop before the ship ultimately sails to her new homeport of San Diego. During the transit, the ship is scheduled to take part in training operations, a commissioning ceremony in Baltimore and various additional port visits. Zumwalt is named for former Chief of Operations Elmo R. Zumwalt and is the first in a three-ship class of the Navy’s newest, most technologically advanced multi-mission guided-missile destroyers. 160912-N-CS971-030 NEWPORT, R.I. (Sept. 12, 2016)

College of Distance Education

U.S. Naval War College extends its rigorous, executive-level programs beyond campus through its College of Distance Education (CDE). An alternative to the resident programs in Newport, CDE programs are delivered through the web, CD-ROM correspondence, and faculty-led seminars on location. Now, from anywhere in the world, you can pursue a NWC diploma, Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I credits, or a master’s degree. Additionally CDE offers Introductory, Basic, and Primary PME via My Navy Portal.

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College of Distance Education Programs

Fleet Seminar

A service education that comes to you: Our faculty members lead seminars on location at select
bases across the country.

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Web-Enabled Program

You can pursue JPME Phase I fulfillment and other Professional Military Education courses online. Our web-based program allows you to complete coursework anywhere, 24/7.

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CD-ROM Program

You can continue your education no matter how remote of a location you’re stationed. Our CD-ROM correspondence course allows you to complete JPME credits without a continuous internet connection.

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Resources for CDE students, a few commonly accessed tools and support services for our distance education students.