Research & Study Groups

The Naval War College offers several special programs that provide opportunities for you to conduct advanced research at the college. The Special Research Programs fall into two general categories: Advanced Research Program Groups and Individual Research Projects. Additionally,The Naval War College’s seven regional studies groups have become strategic assets in the war on terrorism and in future military operations; they have also helped to support the CNO's maritime security cooperation initiatives.

The War Gaming Department is located in McCarty Little Hall, a 110,000 square foot war gaming facility which opened in 1999.

Special Research Programs

Four Advanced Research Groups provide an opportunity for a small group of specially selected students to pursue collaborative research projects on operational and strategic issues of current interest to the senior leadership of the Navy and the Department of Defense. The Individual Advanced Research Projects allow qualified students to undertake individual research projects that substitute for single core courses. These projects, comparable to master’s research project, are subject to review and approval by the Advanced Research Council (ARC) and the President of the Naval War College.

Regional & Specialized Study Groups

The Naval War College hires faculty members with regional security expertise and analysis in all areas of the globe. Academic, research, and gaming faculty members possessing regional and cultural knowledge participate in our regional studies groups, through which the Naval War College promotes major research and exchange/educational relationships with counterpart institutions around the world.

Advanced Research Program (ARP) Groups

Halsey ALPHA

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Halsey BRAVO

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Gravely Research Group

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The Mahan Scholars Program

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Individual Advanced Research Projects

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Regional & Specialized Study Groups

Arctic Studies Group

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Africa Studies Group

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Asia Pacific Studies Group

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Europe-Russia Studies Group

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Greater Middle East Group

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Indian Ocean Studies Group

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Latin America Studies Group

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