United States, Rhode Island

Located at the United States Navy base in Newport, Rhode Island, the U.S. Naval War College (USNWC) is the staff college that was founded in 1884. USNWC is the oldest college in the United States, which is operated by the U.S. Department of Defense. The institution has the mission to prepare future leaders having a strategic mindset to join the Navy and support combat readiness. To foster a student’s interest in naval support, the university offers education through a rigorous curriculum and practical field study. Here the students graduate’s under the guidance of highly experienced and professional navy officers. Students here study Maritime Staff Operators Course, Executive Level-Operational Level of War Course, and different executive-level distance education courses. The college also offers education to international students at various academic centers. The student's quest to be a naval officer ends at USNWC.

Campus Life

The naval services are offered through different academic centers all over the United States. Moreover, the college has its research and wargaming center where students can use their strategic skills and can get warlike stimulations. By using this wargaming stimulation, the students can develop various analytical, strategy, and decision-making skills. To research different defense planes, strategies for prevention of wars, and to decide several war policies, the college houses specialized units dedicated to this purpose. Students here can engage themselves in various campus events, where they can showcase their skills to enhance naval support and national security. The campus also has a museum which is renowned nationally. Overall, the campus offers all facilities that a navy student seeks for!

Noted Alumni

Over the years, the college has given 24,000 U.S. and international military officers who are working to make the world a safer place to live. Some of the notable alumni of USNWC includes: Admiral Arun Prakash - a former Flag Officer of the Indian Navy, who also served as the Chief of the Naval Staff; General Walter Eugene Boomer - a retired four-star General and Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; William Evans Gortney - a retired United States Navy admiral and former commander of United States Northern Command; William Joseph Fallon - a retired United States Navy four-star admiral; and Raymond Thomas Odierno - a retired four-star general of the United States Army and former Chief of Staff of the Army.