U.S. Naval War College hosted its 2019 commencement ceremony on Dewey Field in Newport, R.I., June 14.
U.S. Naval War College (NWC) hosted its 2019 commencement ceremony on Dewey Field in Newport, R.I., June 14. The graduating class of 2019 included 318 resident students of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, federal civilian employees and 110 international students. Additionally, 1,080 students completed coursework through NWC’s College of Distance Education programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Jaima Fogg/Released)

College of Naval Command & Staff

At the College of Naval Command and Staff, you’ll join other intermediate-level officers from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard, as well as civilians with equivalent seniority, in developing essential leadership and strategic skills while preparing for increased responsibilities and promotion.

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The College of Naval Command and Staff Program

Core Curriculum

Over the course of three trimesters, you’ll focus on four major subject areas: joint maritime operations, theater security decision making, strategy and warfare, and Leadership in the Profession of Arms.

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Elective Courses

Expand your service education with electives that fit your career interests. Choose from more than 120 courses, from Pen and Sword to Game Theory.

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Academic Opportunities

Broaden your understanding of war (and peace) by pursuing group or independent research and learn from military thought leaders by attending our conferences and seminars.

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Incoming Students

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