Naval War College
Overview
 
The Naval War College (NWC or NAVWARCOL) is an education and research institution of the United States Navy
United States Navy
The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy is the largest in the world; its battle fleet tonnage is greater than that of the next 13 largest navies combined. The U.S...

 that specializes in developing ideas for naval warfare
Naval warfare
Naval warfare is combat in and on seas, oceans, or any other major bodies of water such as large lakes and wide rivers.-History:Mankind has fought battles on the sea for more than 3,000 years. Land warfare would seem, initially, to be irrelevant and entirely removed from warfare on the open ocean,...

 and passing them along to officers of the Navy. The college is located on the grounds of Naval Station Newport
Naval Station Newport
The Naval Station Newport is a United States Navy base located in the towns of Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island. Naval Station Newport is home to the Naval War College and the Naval Justice School...

 in Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about south of Providence. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions, it is the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport which houses the United States Naval War...

. In addition to its degree programs, the College hosts various symposia and conferences.
The College was established on October 6, 1884, and its first president, Commodore Stephen B. Luce
Stephen Luce
Stephen Bleecker Luce was a U.S. Navy admiral. He was the founder and first president of the Naval War College, between 1884 and 1886.-Biography:...

, was given the old building of the Newport Asylum for the Poor
Naval War College Museum
The Naval War College Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, is one of fifteen official museums operated by the U.S. Navy, under the direction of the Naval History & Heritage Command and in co-operation with the Naval War College.-History:...

 to house it on Coaster's Harbor Island
Coaster's Harbor Island
Coaster's Harbor Island is a island in Narragansett Bay, Newport, Rhode Island. The island is home to the Naval War College , an education and research institution of the United States Navy that specializes in developing ideas for naval warfare and passing them along to officers of the...

 in Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay is a bay and estuary on the north side of Rhode Island Sound. Covering 147 mi2 , the Bay forms New England's largest estuary, which functions as an expansive natural harbor, and includes a small archipelago...

.
Encyclopedia
The Naval War College (NWC or NAVWARCOL) is an education and research institution of the United States Navy
United States Navy
The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy is the largest in the world; its battle fleet tonnage is greater than that of the next 13 largest navies combined. The U.S...

 that specializes in developing ideas for naval warfare
Naval warfare
Naval warfare is combat in and on seas, oceans, or any other major bodies of water such as large lakes and wide rivers.-History:Mankind has fought battles on the sea for more than 3,000 years. Land warfare would seem, initially, to be irrelevant and entirely removed from warfare on the open ocean,...

 and passing them along to officers of the Navy. The college is located on the grounds of Naval Station Newport
Naval Station Newport
The Naval Station Newport is a United States Navy base located in the towns of Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island. Naval Station Newport is home to the Naval War College and the Naval Justice School...

 in Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about south of Providence. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions, it is the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport which houses the United States Naval War...

. In addition to its degree programs, the College hosts various symposia and conferences.

History

The College was established on October 6, 1884, and its first president, Commodore Stephen B. Luce
Stephen Luce
Stephen Bleecker Luce was a U.S. Navy admiral. He was the founder and first president of the Naval War College, between 1884 and 1886.-Biography:...

, was given the old building of the Newport Asylum for the Poor
Naval War College Museum
The Naval War College Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, is one of fifteen official museums operated by the U.S. Navy, under the direction of the Naval History & Heritage Command and in co-operation with the Naval War College.-History:...

 to house it on Coaster's Harbor Island
Coaster's Harbor Island
Coaster's Harbor Island is a island in Narragansett Bay, Newport, Rhode Island. The island is home to the Naval War College , an education and research institution of the United States Navy that specializes in developing ideas for naval warfare and passing them along to officers of the...

 in Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay is a bay and estuary on the north side of Rhode Island Sound. Covering 147 mi2 , the Bay forms New England's largest estuary, which functions as an expansive natural harbor, and includes a small archipelago...

. Among the first four faculty members were Tasker H. Bliss
Tasker H. Bliss
Tasker Howard Bliss GCMG was Chief of Staff of the United States Army from September 22, 1917 until May 18, 1918.-Biography:...

, a future Army Chief of Staff, James R. Soley
James R. Soley
James Russell Soley was a lawyer and historian in the United States.-Biography:Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Soley graduated from Harvard College in 1870. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Ethics and English at the United States Naval Academy on 1 October 1871...

, the first civilian faculty member and a future Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Assistant Secretary of the Navy is the title given to certain civilian senior officials in the United States Department of the Navy....

, and, most famously, Captain (later, Rear Admiral) Alfred Thayer Mahan
Alfred Thayer Mahan
Alfred Thayer Mahan was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His concept of "sea power" was based on the idea that countries with greater naval power will have greater worldwide...

, who soon became renowned for the scope of his strategic thinking and influence on naval leaders worldwide. Despite Mahan's prestige, the College was long met with skepticism by Navy officers accustomed to conducting all education aboard ship.

The College engaged in wargaming
Wargaming
A wargame is a strategy game that deals with military operations of various types, real or fictional. Wargaming is the hobby dedicated to the play of such games, which can also be called conflict simulations, or consims for short. When used professionally to study warfare, it is generally known as...

 various scenarios from 1887 on, and in time became a laboratory for the development of war plans. Nearly all of the U.S. naval operations of the twentieth century were originally designed and gamed at the NWC.

One of the most famous achievements of the NWC was the Global War Game, a large-scale wargaming effort to model possible United States-Soviet Union
Soviet Union
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991....

 confrontation during the Cold War
Cold War
The Cold War was the continuing state from roughly 1946 to 1991 of political conflict, military tension, proxy wars, and economic competition between the Communist World—primarily the Soviet Union and its satellite states and allies—and the powers of the Western world, primarily the United States...

.

The current president is Rear Admiral John N. Christenson, the fourth of six sons of a Navy Skyraider pilot and a Navy nurse, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981. He graduated with distinction and first in his class from the Naval War College, earning his master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. He was also a Navy Federal Executive Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

As of 2008, in response to military to demand for education on irregular warfare
Irregular warfare
Irregular warfare is warfare in which one or more combatants are irregular military rather than regular forces. Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare, and so is asymmetric warfare....

 the NWC started the Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups
Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups
The Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the challenges presented by irregular warfare and non-state actors in the 21st century. CIWAG was founded and is co-directed by Dr. Marc Genest...

.

Curricula

Its principal courses of study are "Strategy and Policy", "National Security and Decision Making", and "Joint Military Operations". Students from all branches of the military, as well as foreign militaries, work towards a Master of Arts
Master of Arts (postgraduate)
A Master of Arts from the Latin Magister Artium, is a type of Master's degree awarded by universities in many countries. The M.A. is usually contrasted with the M.S. or M.Sc. degrees...

.

The Naval War College has two international courses, Naval Command College (NCC) and Naval Staff College (NSC), specifically prepared for the naval officers of other nations. Graduates of these programs include numerous chiefs of the maritime forces all over the world.

Despite the extensive international presence, the Naval War College, unlike other U.S. military staff colleges, has never granted a master's degree to an officer of another nation. The Naval War College declines to grant degrees to its international graduates because some officers from other navies have no undergraduate credential, generally an essential requirement for conferring a master's degree in the United States. However, it is possible for both American and international students at the Naval War College to obtain a Master of Arts degree through the graduate program in international relations at nearby Salve Regina University.

Publications

The Naval War College Press has published the scholarly quarterly journal the Naval War College Review since 1948.. It also publishes the 'Newport Papers", as well as an historical monograph series, Newport Papers, and occasional books.

Buildings and structures

Over the years, the Naval War College has expanded greatly. The original building, the former Newport Asylum for the Poor, now serves as home to the Naval War College Museum
Naval War College Museum
The Naval War College Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, is one of fifteen official museums operated by the U.S. Navy, under the direction of the Naval History & Heritage Command and in co-operation with the Naval War College.-History:...

. In 1892, the structure now known as Luce Hall opened as the college's new home, at a cost of $100,000. At the time, the building housed lecture rooms and a library. Wings at either end provided two sets of quarters, occupied by the president of the College and members of the faculty. When the Naval War College was enlarged in 1932, this original building was renamed Luce Hall in honor of the institution's founder and first Superintendent (later President), Stephen B. Luce. The building was entered onto the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...

 on September 22, 1972.

Mahan Hall, named for Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan
Alfred Thayer Mahan
Alfred Thayer Mahan was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His concept of "sea power" was based on the idea that countries with greater naval power will have greater worldwide...

 (NWC President from 1886–1889 and 1892–1893), was completed and opened in 1904, and encompasses the historic Mahan Rotunda
Rotunda (architecture)
A rotunda is any building with a circular ground plan, sometimes covered by a dome. It can also refer to a round room within a building . The Pantheon in Rome is a famous rotunda. A Band Rotunda is a circular bandstand, usually with a dome...

 and Reading Room, as well as student study areas. The Mahan Rotunda also serves as an impromptu museum of gifts and artifacts donated by graduating international students over the years.

Pringle Hall (named for Vice Admiral Joel R. P. Pringle
Joel R. P. Pringle
Vice Admiral Joel Roberts Poinsett Pringle was a distinguished officer of the United States Navy, serving from 1894 to 1932.-Biography:...

, NWC President from 1927–1930) was opened in 1934, and was the principal site for war gaming from the time of its completion in 1934 until the Naval Electronic Warfare Simulator was built in Sims Hall in 1957. The exterior facing of the building is pink Milford granite
Milford granite (Massachusetts)
Milford granite is a Proterozoic igneous rock located in and around the town of Milford, Massachusetts, covering an area of approximately 100 sq km, as mapped by the USGS. It is described as a light-gray to pale orange-pink biotite granite. The biotite is typically in clots or short streaks...

, similar in appearance to the ashlar granite of Luce Hall, to which it is connected by two enclosed bridges. Pringle Hall contains a 432-seat auditorium, the Quinn Lecture Room, the Naval Staff College, the Graphic Arts Studio, the Photography Branch, and the Naval War College Press.

In 1947, the NWC acquired an existing barracks building and converted it to a secondary war gaming facility, naming it Sims Hall after former War College President Admiral William Sowden Sims (NWC President from Feb. to Apr. 1917 and again from 1919–1922). In 1957 Sims Hall became the primary center for the Naval War College's wargaming department, serving as such until 1999.

The 1970s saw the War College's most active expansion, with the opening of three separate buildings. In 1972, Spruance Hall, named for former NWC President Admiral Raymond A. Spruance
Raymond A. Spruance
Raymond Ames Spruance was a United States Navy admiral in World War II.Spruance commanded US naval forces during two of the most significant naval battles in the Pacific theater, the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Philippine Sea...

 (March 1946 - July 1948), was completed, housing faculty offices and an 1,100 seat auditorium.

In 1974, Conolly Hall was opened and named in honor of Admiral Richard L. Conolly
Richard L. Conolly
Richard Lansing Conolly was a United States Navy Admiral, who served during World War I and World War II.-Biography:...

, Naval War College President 1950–1953. It houses the NWC Quarterdeck, Administrative and faculty offices, numerous class and conference rooms, and two underground parking garages.

1976 saw the opening of Hewitt Hall, one of two Naval War College buildings not named for a War College president, this time taking its name from Admiral Henry Kent Hewitt, an advisor to the NWC during his tenure as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, following World War II. Hewitt Hall is home to the Henry E. Eccles
Henry E. Eccles
Henry Effingham Eccles was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and a major figure at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island from the late 1940s through the 1970s, as a thinker and writer on naval logistics and military theory.-Early life and education:The son of an Episcopal...

 Library, the Trident
Trident
A trident , also called a trishul or leister or gig, is a three-pronged spear. It is used for spear fishing and was also a military weapon. Tridents are featured widely in mythical, historical and modern culture. The major Hindu god, Shiva the Destroyer and the sea god Poseidon or Neptune are...

 Café, the bookstore and barbershop, and student study areas and lounge.

In 1999, the state-of-the-art McCarty Little Hall opened, replacing Sims Hall as the War College's primary wargaming facility. The other building named for a non-president is named after Captain William McCarty Little, an influential leader and key figure in refining the techniques of war gaming. This high-tech facility is used primarily by the Center for Naval Warfare Studies to conduct war games and major conferences, and for research and analysis. The building features the technology necessary to support a variety of multi-media needs essential during multiple and simultaneous war games.

U.S. NAVY

  • Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, Chief of Naval Operations, 1942–45
  • Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Chief of Naval Operations, 1945–47
  • Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., World War II
    World War II
    World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

     decorated officer
  • Admiral
    Admiral
    Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks, of the highest naval officers. It is usually considered a full admiral and above vice admiral and below admiral of the fleet . It is usually abbreviated to "Adm" or "ADM"...

     William Fallon, Commander, U.S. Central Command, 2007–2008
  • Admiral George McMillin
    George McMillin
    George Johnson McMillin was a United States Navy Rear Admiral who served as the 38th and final Naval Governor of Guam. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1911 and served as an officer during four separate conflicts: World War I, the occupation of the Dominican Republic, the...

    , 38th and final Naval Governor of Guam, one of the first WWII POWs at First Battle of Guam 1940-1941
  • Admiral Kent Hewitt, World War II
    World War II
    World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

     decorated officer
  • Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1970–74
  • Admiral Raymond Spruance, World War II
    World War II
    World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

     decorated officer
  • Admiral James G. Stavridis
    James G. Stavridis
    James G. Stavridis is a United States Navy admiral who serves as the current Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe . The first Navy officer to hold these positions, he assumed command in early summer 2009. He previously served as Commander, U.S...

    , Commander in Chief, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 2009-
  • Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, 19th Chief of Naval Operations, 1970–74
  • Admiral Jeremy Michael Boorda
    Jeremy Michael Boorda
    Jeremy Michael Boorda was an admiral of the United States Navy and the 25th Chief of Naval Operations . Boorda is the only CNO to have risen to the position from the enlisted ranks.-Early life and education :...

    , 25th Chief of Naval Operations
    Chief of Naval Operations
    The Chief of Naval Operations is a statutory office held by a four-star admiral in the United States Navy, and is the most senior uniformed officer assigned to serve in the Department of the Navy. The office is a military adviser and deputy to the Secretary of the Navy...

    , 1994–96
  • Rear-Admiral Alan Shepard
    Alan Shepard
    Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. was an American naval aviator, test pilot, flag officer, and NASA astronaut who in 1961 became the second person, and the first American, in space. This Mercury flight was designed to enter space, but not to achieve orbit...

    , USN First American in Space 1961; Fifth Man on the Moon 1971

U.S COAST GUARD

  • Admiral Robert E. Kramek
    Robert E. Kramek
    Robert Edward Kramek is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 20th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 1994 to 1998...

    , USCG, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, 1990–1994
  • Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
    Robert J. Papp, Jr.
    Robert J. Papp. Jr. is a United States Coast Guard admiral and the 24th and current Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. He leads the largest component of the United States Department of Homeland Security, with 42,000 active duty, 8,200 Reserve, 8,000 civilian, and 31,000...

    , USCG, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, 2010-

U.S. MARINE CORPS

  • General Walter Boomer
    Walter Boomer
    General Walter E. Boomer is a retired former four-star General and Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and business executive. Boomer led all Marines in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the Gulf War. He later served as the Chairman and CEO of Rogers Corporation,...

    , USMC, Assistant Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1992–1994
  • General Michael Hagee
    Michael Hagee
    General Michael W. Hagee was the 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps , succeeding James L. Jones on January 13, 2003. He stepped down as Commandant two months before the end of his four-year term, and was succeeded by General James T. Conway on November 13, 2006...

    , USMC, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
  • General James E. Cartwright
    James E. Cartwright
    James E. "Hoss" Cartwright is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who last served as the eighth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from August 31, 2007 to August 3, 2011. He previously served as the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, from September 1, 2004 to August 10,...

    , USMC, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2007-

U.S. ARMY

  • General John Shalikashvili, USA, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1993–97
  • General Raymond T. Odierno
    Raymond T. Odierno
    Raymond T. Odierno is a United States Army general and the 38th and current Chief of Staff of the Army. Odierno most recently commanded United States Joint Forces Command from October 2010 until its disestablishment in August 2011. He served as Commanding General, United States Forces – Iraq and...

    , USA, Commander, U.S. Forces Iraq , 2008-
  • General Stanley McChrystal, USA, Commander, International Security Assistance Force/United States Forces Afghanistan, 2009-2010

U.S. AIR FORCE

  • General Charles A. Gabriel
    Charles A. Gabriel
    General Charles Alvin Gabriel was the 11th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. As chief of staff of the U. S. Air Force, General Gabriel served in a dual capacity...

    , USAF, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, 1982–86
  • General John W. Corley, USAF, Commander, Air Combat Command, 2007-
  • General John A. Gordon
    John A. Gordon
    General John Alexander Gordon was deputy director of central intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C. He served as the President's Homeland Security advisor from 2003 to 2004....

    , USAF, Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1997–2000
  • General Richard E. Hawley
    Richard E. Hawley
    General Richard Earl Hawley served as commander of Air Combat Command, headquartered at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. As commander, Hawley was responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready air forces for rapid deployment and employment in the United States and...

    , USAF, Commander, Air Combat Command, 1996–1999
  • General Jerome F. O'Malley
    Jerome F. O'Malley
    General Jerome Francis O'Malley was a United States Air Force four star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 1983; Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Forces from 1983 to 1984; and Commander, Tactical Air Command from 1984 to 1985...

    , USAF, Commander, US Air Forces Europe, 1990–1994
  • General Robert C. Oaks
    Robert C. Oaks
    Robert Charles Oaks is a retired U.S. Air Force general who served as commander of Air Training Command and United States Air Forces in Europe. Oaks was also a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2000 to 2009. He is a first cousin to LDS Church apostle Dallin H...

    , USAF, Commander, Tactical Air Command, 1984–1985
  • General Bruce Carlson, USAF, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, 2005–2008
  • General Robert C. Kehler, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, 2007-

U.S. FOREIGN SERVICE

  • Ambassador
    Ambassador
    An ambassador is the highest ranking diplomat who represents a nation and is usually accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization....

     Christopher R. Hill
    Christopher R. Hill
    Christopher Robert Hill is an American diplomat who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq.On July 1, 2010, Hill was chosen to be the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver...

    , U.S. Ambassador to Iraq
    United States Ambassador to Iraq
    This is a list of United States ambassadors, or lower-ranking heads of a diplomatic mission to Iraq.* Alexander K. Sloan - Chargé d'Affaires* Paul Knabenshue - Minister* Thomas M. Wilson - Minister* Loy W...

     and former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
    Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
    The Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs is the head of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs within the United States Department of State. The Assistant Secretary guides operation of the U.S...


U.S. CIVIL SERVICE

  • Frank Jimenez
    Frank Jimenez
    Frank R. Jimenez became the 21st General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Navy on September 25, 2006, following his nomination by George W. Bush and confirmation by the United States Senate...

    , former General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Navy, 2006–2009
  • Hugo Teufel III
    Hugo Teufel III
    Hugo Teufel III was appointed as Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by Secretary Michael Chertoff on 21 July 2006, after a ten-month vacancy that was filled by acting Chief Privacy Officer, Maureen C. Cooney...

    , 2nd Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security
    Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security
    Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security is an appointed position within the United States Department of Homeland Security, which is part of the federal government of the United States in the United States.- Dual Title :...

     in the Government of the United States, 2006–2009

Notable international graduates

  • Admiral Panagiotis Chinofotis
    Panagiotis Chinofotis
    Admiral Panagiotis Chinofotis is a Member of Parliament with the New Democracy party, a former Vice-Minister of the Interior and a former Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff.Born in Athens, Chinofotis graduated from the Hellenic Naval Academy and was commissioned an...

    , Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, 2005 - .
  • Admiral Arun Prakash
    Arun Prakash
    Admiral Arun Prakash PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM, Indian Navy, served as Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy and Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee from 31 July 2004 to 31 October 2006...

    , Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy
    Indian Navy
    The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. The President of India serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff , usually a four-star officer in the rank of Admiral, commands the Navy...

    , and Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, India, 2004–2006.
  • Admiral Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani
    Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani
    Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani is a retired Indian Navy admiral who served as the 13th Chief of the Naval Staff from December 1, 1984 until November 30, 1987. His prior commands included those as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command, FOC-IN-C of the Southern Naval...

    , Chief of the Naval Staff
    Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy
    The Chief of the Naval Staff is the commander and typically the highest-ranking officer in the Indian Navy. The position is abbreviated CNS in Indian Navy cables and communication...

    , Indian Navy
    Indian Navy
    The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. The President of India serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff , usually a four-star officer in the rank of Admiral, commands the Navy...

    , 1984–1987.
  • Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma
    Nirmal Kumar Verma
    Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma is the current Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, having taken office on August 31, 2009.-Early life:Born on November 14, 1950, he joined the Indian Navy at the age of 19...

    , Chief of the Naval Staff
    Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy
    The Chief of the Naval Staff is the commander and typically the highest-ranking officer in the Indian Navy. The position is abbreviated CNS in Indian Navy cables and communication...

    , Indian Navy
    Indian Navy
    The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. The President of India serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff , usually a four-star officer in the rank of Admiral, commands the Navy...

    , 2009–present.
  • Vice Admiral Tomás Gomez Arroyo Spanish Navy
    Spanish Navy
    The Spanish Navy is the maritime branch of the Spanish Armed Forces, one of the oldest active naval forces in the world. The Armada is responsible for notable achievements in world history such as the discovery of Americas, the first world circumnavigation, and the discovery of a maritime path...

    , 1972-1973.
  • Vice Admiral Mateo M Mayuga AFP Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy 09 Dec 10 - 09 Dec 07
  • Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe
    Thisara Samarasinghe
    Admiral Thisara Sugeeshwara Gunasekara Samarasinghe, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, DISS, MNI, SLN is a Sri Lankan naval officer and diplomat...

    , Commander
    Commander of the Navy (Sri Lanka)
    The Commander of the Navy is the professional head of the Sri Lanka Navy. The current Commander of the Navy is Vice Admiral D.W.S. Dissanayake...

    , Sri Lankan Navy
    Sri Lankan Navy
    -The Beginning and World War II:In January 1938 the Ceylon Naval Volunteer Force was created with Commander W.G. Beauchamp as Commanding Officer under ordinance No I of 1937. On 31 August 1939 at the out set of World War II, the CNVF was mobilized for war duties...

    , 2009–present.
  • Vice Admiral Russ Shalders
    Russ Shalders
    Vice Admiral Russell Edward Shalders, AO, CSC, RAN is a retired admiral of the Royal Australian Navy. He served as Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force from 2002 to 2005, and as Chief of Navy from 2005 to 2008.-Service history:...

    , Chief of Navy, Australia, 2005-2008.
  • Vice Admiral Ko Tun-hwa
    Ko Tun-hwa
    Vice Admiral Ko Tun-hwa is a geostrategist and former Vice Minister of Defense, Republic of China and is currently the National Policy Advisor to the President of the Republic of China...

     former Vice Minister of Defense, Republic of China
    Republic of China
    The Republic of China , commonly known as Taiwan , is a unitary sovereign state located in East Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China currently governs the island of Taiwan , which forms over 99% of its current territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu and other minor...

     and is currently the National Policy Advisor to the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  • Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy
    Bangladesh Navy
    The Bangladesh Navy is the naval arm of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. At present the navy is mostly limited to coastal patrolling, however it is implementing an ambitious procurement and expansion program to ensure the security of Bangladesh's maritime boundary...

    , 2009–present
  • General Håkan Syrén
    Håkan Syrén
    General Håkan Erik Gunnar Syrén is a General of the Swedish Amphibious Corps and chairman of the European Union Military Committee...

    , Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, 2003–2009; Chairman, European Union Military Committee, 2009 - .

See also

  • National War College
    National War College
    The National War College of the United States is a school in the National Defense University. It is housed in Roosevelt Hall on Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., the third-oldest Army post still active. It was officially established on July 1, 1946, as an upgraded replacement for the...

  • Marine Corps War College
    Marine Corps War College
    The Marine Corps War College , is the senior school of the Marine Corps University, providing Joint Professional Military Education to selected United States military officers, civilian Government officials, and international military officers...

  • Army War College
  • Air War College
    Air War College
    The Air War College is a part of the United States Air Force's Air University, headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Air University's higher headquarters is Air Education and Training Command headquartered at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The Air War...


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