U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Luce Hall on Coasters Harbor Island in Newport, Rhode Island.
U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Luce Hall on Coasters Harbor Island in Newport, Rhode Island. Luce Hall is named after the first president of the NWC, Commodore Stephen B. Luce. Tradition has it that on a late October's day in 1884, Luce was rowed from the flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron anchored off Newport to Coasters Harbor Island two miles north of the center of Newport, a site designated earlier that month by the Secretary of the Navy for a new kind of college. Once on the island, Luce proceeded to a large stone building, the former Newport Asylum for the Poor, climbed its rickety stairs, and as he opened the front door solemnly announced to his few companions and the empty grounds, "Poor little poorhouse, I christen thee United States Naval War College." 140620-N-PX557-600 NEWPORT, R.I (June 20, 2014)

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The College of Leadership and Ethics (CLE) is responsible for the U.S. Naval War College Leadership in the Profession of Arms (LPA) core course and the leadership & ethics area of study in the electives program. Additionally CLE offers an expanded leader development experience for in residence College of Naval Warfare (CNW) and Naval Command College (NCC) students through the Navy Senior Leader Development Concentration (NSLDC).

U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Luce Hall on Coasters Harbor Island in Newport, Rhode Island.

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