U.S. Naval War College


Newport, Rhode Island


Founded in 1884 by Commodore Stephen B. Luce, the Naval War College has served as the premier center of strategic thought and national security policy innovation for our Navy and our nation. During the period between World War I and World War II, Naval War College students focused their efforts on wartime planning and conducting war games. At the end of World War II, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz wrote, "The war with Japan has been re-enacted in the game rooms at the War College by so many people, and in so many different ways, that nothing that happened during the war was a surprise - absolutely nothing except the Kamikaze tactics towards the end of the war - we had not visualized these."
College maintains a small but fascinating museum on the campus.




NA/North America


Age of Steam and Steel (1866-1920)

Related People:

Luce, Stephen B.
Mahan, Alfred Thayer
Hattendorf, John B.

Related Source:

Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783
Sailors and Scholars: The Centennial History of the U.S. Naval War College

Record ID: 40