U.S. Naval War College Graduation: March 2020 Mar. 03, 2020 12:00 p.m. U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841 Established in 1884, U.S. Naval War College is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of nine students in 1885 and about 300 of today’s active duty admirals, generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni.