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Encyclopedia > National War College

The National War College (NWC) of the United States is a school in the National Defense University.


It is located in Theodore Roosevelt Hall in Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., the oldest Army post still active today. It was officially established on July 1, 1946 as an upgraded replacement for the Army-Navy Staff College, which operated from June 1943 to July 1946. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C., Washington, the Nations Capital, or the District, and historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America, and as such, the word Washington is often used as a... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


According to Lieutenant General Leonard T. Gerow, President of the Board which recommended its formation, "The College is concerned with grand strategy and the utilization of the national resources necessary to implement that strategy... Its graduates will exercise a great influence on the formulation of national and foreign policy in both peace and war...."


Most mid-level and senior military officers take a course of study at the War College in preparation for higher staff and command positions.


See also: Naval War College Logo of the Naval War College The Naval War College (NWC) of the United States Navy is an education and research institution that specializes in developing ideas for naval warfare and passing them along to officers of the Navy. ...


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