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U.S. Naval War College Strategic Plan 2014-2018

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Strategic plan

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The United States Naval War College NWC holds fast to the vision first articulated by its Founding President, Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce, USN The War College is a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war. Vice Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN, the College s thirty-seventh President, added focus and specificity to that depiction of the character of the institution with the following injunction. Any new improvement in the College s courses of instruction must support the objective of the Naval War College, which is to enhance the capability of naval officers to make sound decisions in both command and management positions. To do this the College will emphasize intellectual development and academic excellence. These timeless words of Luce and Turner embody the tradition and mission of the College. Our central focus is to educate leaders that is an element of all four core NWC missions educating and developing leaders helping to define the future Navy and its roles and missions supporting combat readiness and strengthening global maritime partnerships. To accomplish these missions, the College must continue to attract and retain talented and expert faculty and staff who are committed to collaborating across organizational lines. Each of NWC s core missions is relevant to the future security environment envisioned in the Quadrennial Defense Review 2014. Of particular importance will be the College s continuing ability to infuse a culture of innovation and adaptation into our courses and programs, in order to address the challenges of reshaping and rebalancing the U.S. Navy for an uncertain future. In this climate of fiscal austerity, the College will face hard choices and must continually prioritize and assess its efforts.

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  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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