History is Always in Play at U.S. Naval War College

By Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Harley President, U.S. Naval War College As spring brightens our days and brings cherry blossoms back to campus, you can hear the crack of the bat at U.S. Naval War College as we pay tribute to the July 4, 1918, baseball game mounted by Admiral William Sims in London. Sims used baseball to rally together American troops stationed in Great Britain at the beginning of World War I. That game – where King George VI threw out a pitch and Winston Churchill was a spectator…

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U.S. Naval War College Hosts Naval History Conference on Lessons From WWI, the Legacy of William Sims

March 20, 2019 – One hundred years ago, Navy Adm. William Sims returned triumphantly to Newport to reopen the shuttered U.S. Naval War College at the end of World War I. In celebration of that milestone, scholars of naval history gathered in the college’s Mahan Reading Room on March 14 and 15 to examine the naval lessons of World War I and discuss how they might inform today’s Navy. “You all contribute to probably the most important thing that we do, that’s using our voice to understand history and how…

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Global Leaders Assemble at 23rd International Seapower Symposium

September 23, 2018 – Military leaders from more than 100 nations converged to discuss cooperative strategies for enhancing global security, order and prosperity at the chief of naval operations’ (CNO) 23rd International Seapower Symposium (ISS) held at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Sept. 18-21, 2018. ISS is the world’s premier naval gathering, bringing together heads of services to bolster maritime security by discussing common challenges and shared opportunities. CNO Adm. John Richardson and NWC President Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley co-hosted the symposium, which included more than 90 heads of service…

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Former President Naval War College Vice Adm. James Service dies

February 14, 2017 – The 42nd president of U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Vice Adm. James E. Service, passed away Friday, Feb. 10. Service served as president of the school from October 1982 to July 1985 and presided over the College’s centenary in 1984, which was marked with the reopening of an enlarged and renovated museum in Founders Hall and the publication of “Sailors and Scholars,” a history of the institution’s first 100 years. Service was a naval aviator and test pilot, and flew combat missions in both the Korean…

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Former Representative Randy Forbes Joins US Naval War College Faculty

February 14, 2017 – Former U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes has been appointed Naval War College Foundation Senior Distinguished Fellow at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), joining the faculty of the school in Newport, Rhode Island, effective February. Forbes represented Virginia’s 4th congressional district 2001-17 and served as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, where he was tasked with ensuring service members have all needed equipment, facilities, and training. Forbes’ position was central in developing the nation’s long-term strategies to meet the country’s future security…

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