The Mace is a symbol of U.S. Naval War College as an academic institution. In an academic procession, the Faculty Marshal leads the faculty in the academic procession carrying this Mace.
The Mace is a symbol of U.S. Naval War College (NWC) as an academic institution. In an academic procession, the Faculty Marshal leads the faculty in the academic procession carrying this Mace. The graduating class of 2017 included 423 resident students of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, federal civilian employees and 105 international students. Additionally, 1,079 students completed coursework through NWC’s College of Distance Education programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Edwin “Bo” Wriston/released)

About College of Leadership and Ethics

The College of Leadership & Ethics (CLE) is composed of a group of teaching scholars and practitioners who support Navy leader development initiatives and conduct research on leadership effectiveness. CLE provides an opportunity for students to engage in studies that broaden their educational experience by focusing on leadership and ethics. We develop stronger leaders by preparing them to fulfill their expanding and ever-widening roles as global leaders.

Educating Leaders

Our mission is to encourage students to continually learn and develop as leaders of character. We support each Navy community in their community leader development and maintain a strategy for leadership growth beyond major command.

Our Core Course

The Leadership in the Profession of Arms course provides every student the opportunity to focus on themselves as leaders, reflect on past performance, examine personal strengths and weaknesses, develop new competences, and strengthen personal character, enhancing their ability to lead in a complex and dynamic environment.

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Our experienced and renowned faculty have years of earned expertise across a wide range of naval and educational topics. To learn more, please use the link below to access the online directory.

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Supporting Research

We are research focused on leadership development and effectiveness, this study helps inform our curriculum and senior leadership on best practices and emerging theories of adult development and organizational culture.

Guest speakers throughout the year from other academic institutions, the military, and other professions discuss contemporary issues dealing with professional military ethics.

Professional Development

Broaden your understanding of leadership and ethics by pursuing courses for flag officers and their civilian senior executive service equivalents.

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Outreach

We offer support to the community for leadership development, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, moral reasoning, and cultural competence.

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Core Curriculum

Students will explore advance military and civilian leader's knowledge and develop skills that will help them to understand themselves and those they lead.

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Rochefort Group Workshop Series: Workshop Two

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