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History

  • The military reservation was established in 1791 on about 28 acres of what then was called Greenleaf Point. Maj. Pierre C. L'Enfant included it in his plans for Washington, the Federal City, as a major site for the defense of the capital.
  • An arsenal first occupied the site and defenses were built in 1794. The fortifications did not halt the invading British in 1814. Soldiers at the arsenal evacuated north with as much gun powder as they could carry, hiding the rest in a well as the Redcoats came up the Potomac from burning the capitol. About 47 British soldiers found the powder magazines they'd come to destroy empty. Someone threw a match into the well and "a tremendous explosion ensued," a doctor at the scene reported, "whereby the officers and about 30 of the men were killed and the rest most shockingly mangled." The remaining soldiers destroyed the arsenal buildings, but the facilities were rebuilt after the war.
  • Land was purchased north of the arsenal in 1826 for the first federal penitentiary. The conspirators accused of assassinating President Abraham Lincoln were imprisoned and, after being found guilty, four of the conspiritors were hanged and the rest received prison sentences. Among those hanged was Mary Surratt, the first woman ever executed under federal orders. A hospital was built next to the penitentiary in 1857, and Civil War wounded were treated at what then was called the Washington Arsenal. The arsenal was closed in 1881, and the post transferred to the Quartermaster Corps.
  • About 90 percent of the present buildings on the post's 100 acres were built, reconstructed or remodeled by 1908. In 1901, with the birth of the Army War College, the post, now called Washington Barracks, became the Army's center for the education and training of senior officers to lead and direct large numbers of troops. Its first classes were conducted in 1904. The Army Industrial College was founded at McNair in 1924 to prepare officers for high level posts in Army supply organizations, and to study industrial mobilization. It evolved into the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. The Army War College was reorganized as the Army-Navy Staff College in 1943, and became the National War College in 1946. The two colleges became the National Defense University in 1976.

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Other organizations on post

National Defense University

  • The National Defense University represents a significant concentration of the defense community's intellectual resources. Originally established in 1976, the university includes the National War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair, and the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va. These and other schools are separate entities, but their close affiliation enhances the exchange of faculty expertise and educational resources, promotes interaction among students and faculty, and reduces administrative costs. The National War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces concentrate on preparing civilian and military professionals in areas of national security strategy, decision-making, joint and combined warfare and the resource component of national strategy. The Armed Forces Staff College, established under the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1946, prepares selected officers for joint and combined duty.
  • In 1990, the Information Resources Management College was formed as the capstone institution for Defense Information Resource Management education. As such, it provides graduate-level courses in information resources management.
  • The National Defense University also features a first-rate research capability through the Institute for National Strategic Studies. This institute, established in 1984, conducts independent policy analyses and develops policy and strategy alternatives. It also includes a War Gaming and Simulation Center and the NDU Press.
  • The university has several other educational programs. These include the Capstone program, for general and flag officer selectees; the International Fellows program, which brings NDU almost 100 participants from 50 different countries; and the Reserve Components National Security Course, which offers military education to senior officers of the armed forces.

For more than 25 years, the National Defense University (NDU)[1]has been the premier center for Joint Professional Military Education. ... The National War College (NWC) of the United States is a school in the National Defense University. ... Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States of America symbol The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) is a panel comprising the highest-ranking members of each major branch of the armed services in any particular country. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

767th Ordnance Detachment(EOD)

  • The 767th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) has the mission of providing routine and emergency EOD support to The White House, Pentagon and other federal sites and military installations located in the National Capital Region. The 767th also provides training and support to federal and civilian authorities within the District of Columbia. Members must be capable of responding to nuclear, chemical, conventional and improvised explosive incidents. The unit also supports the State Department and U.S. Secret Service on protection details for the president, vice president and foreign dignitaries.

Inter-American Defense College

  • The Inter-American Defense College is an advanced-studies institute for senior officers of the 25-member nations of the Inter-American Defense Board. Up to three students of the rank of colonel or the equivalent may be sent to the college by each member nation. The students' backgrounds must qualify them to participate in the solution of hemispheric-defense problems.
  • The officers study world alliances and the international situation, the inter-American system and its role, strategic concepts of war and engage in a planning exercise for hemispheric defense. The college has been at Fort McNair since 1962.

The Inter-American Defense College is a military War College maintained by the Organization of American States through the Inter-American Defense Board whose purpose is to educate and promote the common military defense of the Western Hemisphere. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

U.S. Army Center of Military History

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  • In September 1998, the U.S. Army Center of Military History moved from rented offices in Washington, D.C., to Fort McNair in historically preserved quarters remodeled from its previous use as a commissary and before that as Fort McNair's stables. The center dates from the creation of the Army General Staff historical branch in July 1943 and the gathering of a team of professional historians, translators, editors and cartographers to record the history of World War II. That effort led to a monumental 79-volume series known as the "Green Books."
  • Today, the center operates through four divisions, the histories division being the one most involved in writing the histories and providing historical research support to the Army staff. The field program and historical services guides work done at various posts and installations, as well as the work done by deployed historical detachments for Army operations, ensures historical information is comprehensive and factual.
  • Another division is responsible for overseeing the Army museum system and preservation of artifacts and artwork that are the Army's historical treasure. One such museum, The Old Guard Museum, is located at Fort Myer. The center's production division generates finished publications and assures access to the center's work through such media as CD-ROM and the World Wide Web.

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Fort Lesley J. McNair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1483 words)
Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC is an army post that is located on the point of land where the Potomac River and Anacostia River join in Washington, D.C. To its west is the Washington Channel, while the Anacostia River is on its south side.
Fort McNair is the headquarters of the Army Military District of Washington, and home of the National Defense University as well as the official residence of the US Army's vice chief of staff.
Fort McNair is fortified and guarded by a combination of members of the Military Police Corps and security guards.
Lesley J. McNair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (631 words)
McNair, the son of a merchant, went on to graduate from West Point at the age of 21, and saw service under Gen. John J. Pershing, first in Mexico and then in France in the First World War.
Fort Lesley McNair in Washington, D.C. was renamed in his honor in 1948.
McNair Barracks, a kaserne in Berlin, Germany that housed the infantry units of the Berlin Brigade, U.S. Army Berlin, was named in his honor.
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