NWC at NPS JPME Phase I Fulfillment

The Naval War College at Naval Postgraduate School Program provides qualified officers and select DoD civilians attending NPS with the opportunity to earn a Naval War College diploma and JPME Phase I credit. The program is structured so that students enrolled in a NPS master’s degree program are able to earn a NWC diploma and JPME Phase I credit.
U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students and staff had the opportunity to observe how the world of national security looks from the boardroom when Philip O’Neill, one of the country’s leading international business arbiters (and the former Nomura Lecturer in Law on International Arbitration at Harvard Law School) spoke on the intersection of international business and national security during a lecture of opportunity at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.

General Information

Eligibility

All prospective students are required to have a Bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling in any NWC course. Additionally prospective students must be; U.S. Naval officers 0-3 and above, U.S. Coast Guard officers 0-3 and above, U.S. Army officers 0-3 (P) and above, U.S. Air Force officers 0-3 (P) and above, and DoD civilians GS-11 and above.

Location & Duration

Classes are taken at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and completed over four academic quarters.

Learning Format

Classes are conducted in seminar format.

Outcome

Students who successfully complete both the NWC and NPS programs would leave NPS with their master’s degree, applicable subspecialty code, NWC diploma, and JPME Phase I credit.

Program Structure

Academic Quarters

NW-3230 Strategy & War (4-2)

Required
The S&W curriculum is designed to teach officers to think strategically. The course illustrates the relationship between a nation's political interests and goals and the ways military force may be used to achieve them.

NW-3275 Joint Maritime Operations part 1 (4-0)

Required
The Joint Maritime Operations curriculum develops the ability to translate contemporary national and regional military strategies into naval, joint and multinational operations, with particular emphasis on the operational art and employment of the Sea Services.

NW-3276 Joint Maritime Operations part 2 (2-2)

Required
This class is the second in a sequence of two classes required to complete the JMO curriculum.

NW-3285 Theater Security Decision Making (4-0)

Required
The Theater Decision Making curriculum educates military officers in the effective selection and leadership of armed forces within national resource constraints.

Incoming Students

Contact Information

Director, NWC@NPS

More Information

The Naval War College bases its programs on three core courses: Strategy and War, Theater Security Decision Making, and Joint Maritime Operations. The College of Distance Education offers these same courses to our students adapted for delivery in Web-Enabled, Fleet Seminar, and at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Upcoming Events

September 18, 2018
All Events
U.S. Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, talks to students at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security program.
U.S. Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, talks to students at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security program. Jacoby answered questions from the students who are made up of first responders from local, state and federal government agencies. Jacoby provided his own briefing on the current state of his command and how it affects nearly all of those in the audience. 130131-D-AE587-233 MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2013)
NWC at NPS Program Requirement

Receiving JPME Phase I

The NWC program is designed to educate professional naval officers in areas that will enhance their performance in command and in decision making positions on major staffs. NWC Command & Staff program graduates are eligible for “joint coded” billets and those officers can negotiate class dates for the Joint Forces Staff College (JPME phase II) with their detailers or await assignment to a senior level service school.

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