U.S. Naval War College Publishes Strategic Plan

Aug 4, 2021

The U.S. Naval War College recently published its 2022-2027 Strategic Plan.

The United States Naval War College is a federally-funded graduate level education and research institution that was established in 1884 to educate naval officers. It later welcomed joint-service and international officers and civilian government employees. It has evolved and expanded over the decades into a globally recognized institution of higher learning with a unique focus on national security issues viewed from a maritime perspective. The College provides a host of both degree and non-degree programs, which are accredited either by the New England Commission on Higher Education or by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Efforts to mitigate the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic resulted in significant modifications to College procedures during the latter half of academic year 2019-2020 and all of academic year 2020-2021. By embracing alternative teaching methodologies, utilizing virtual and hybrid learning technologies, and implementing a combined work schedule of in-person and telework practices, the College continued to carry out its assigned missions safely and effectively. Graduation and course completion rates met or exceeded pre-pandemic levels while sustaining high academic standards and achieving desired outcomes. During the pandemic lock-down period, the College’s senior leaders conducted an intensive analysis of all aspects of the College’s operations to identify shortcomings, challenges, and future opportunities. This Strategic Plan represents the culmination of these analyses and serves as a way-ahead as the College anticipates a return to normal public health conditions for the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond.

To read the full plan: USNWC Strategic Plan 2022-2027


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