Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval War College (NWC) parade the colors during a commencement ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval War College (NWC) parade the colors during a commencement ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. 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. 170616-N-WD117-088 NEWPORT, R.I. (June 16, 2017)

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 three major subject areas: joint maritime operations, theater security decision making, and strategy and warfare.

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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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Maritime Advance Warfighting School

The college is home to the Maritime Advance Warfighting School (MAWS), the Navy’s peer program to other service advanced warfighting schools. The course is integrated into the College of Naval Command and Staff curriculum, and features expanded electives that will allow you to focus on joint operational planning, joint and interagency interface, and direct support/leadership development opportunities.

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