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Naval Command College records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-25

Scope and Contents

Curriculum records, including syllabi, curriculum, lectures and student papers, 1956–1983; Reading files, 1956–1998; Correspondence and memoranda treating NCC reunions, 1972–1993; Student files, 1957–1998; Miscellany, including photographs, 1957–1999; Cookbooks, 1960–2000; Alumni newsletters and newsgrams, 1958–1998; Videos, 1992–2000 and yearbooks, 1987–1995.
These records consist of syllabi and curriculum materials, student presentations, handouts, lectures by professors, directives for the study course, photographs of Naval Command College classes, and disc recordings of presentations by students.


  • 1956-


Conditions Governing Access

Access is open to all researchers, unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Material in this collection is in the public domain, unless otherwise noted.

Historical Note

The Naval Command College for foreign officers was organized in 1956 at the Naval War College. Admiral Arleigh Burke, then Chief of Naval Operations, had suggested that efforts be made at the Naval War College to educate senior foreign officers of friendly and allied nations. The first Naval Command College class was graduated in 1957 and the director of the course then was Captain Richard G. Colbert, later Naval War College President from 1968-1971.

Since then, the Naval Command College has been an integral part of the Naval War College curriculum. The College enrolls about 30 senior foreign officers per year, who participate in the regular War College management, strategy and naval operations curriculum.


134.4 Linear Feet (218 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Naval Historical Collection Repository

US Naval War College
686 Cushing Rd
Newport RI 02841 US