Class of 2019
NDU develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research and engagement to serve the common defense.
On Thursday, June 7, 2018, General Paul J. Selva, USAF, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered the commencement address at the National Defense University (NDU). The ceremony took place in front of historic Roosevelt Hall at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, DC. The University’s four colleges conferred certificates and master’s degrees on 655 students.
On April 26, 2018, Dr. Erica Marat gave a talk on her new book, "The Politics of Police Reform: Society against the State in Post-Soviet Countries." The talk took place in the Special Collections Library at the National Defense University in Washington, DC.
The newest issue of Joint Force Quarterly is now online. This edition brings a range of important articles from the Joint Staff and U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM).
On April 19, 2018, Vice Admiral Fritz Roegge, President of the National Defense University, and Senior Vice President AMB Michael Hammer, hosted a Diplomatic Reception for members of the diplomatic community in Washington, DC. The event took place in Marshall Hall at NDU's North Campus in Washington, DC.
NDU President VADM Fritz Roegge writes in the July/August issue of Foreign Service Journal that the "significant positive effects" of State Department diplomats serving directly alongside military officers, include "a shared sense of purpose ... to serve the nation, preserve our freedom and promote our values."
On March 29, 2018, the National Defense University's International Fellows from the Class of 2018 prepared and served cuisine from their home countries to NDU's students, faculty, and staff. The luncheon took place in Marshall Hall at Fort McNair in Washington, DC.
On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited students with the Keystone course at the National Defense University.
On February 22, 2018, Dr. Eliot Cohen addressed the students of the National War College with a lecture in Roosevelt Hall at Fort McNair in Washington, DC.
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, General Colin Powell, USA (Ret), former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, addressed the students of the National Defense University in a lecture in Lincoln Hall at Fort McNair in Washington, DC. Afterward he met with the staff of Joint Forces Quarterly and signed copies of his book "It Worked for Me" for NDU students, faculty, and staff.
The NDU 2018 Ft. McNair Graduation video is now available on Livestream for those who missed it or want to share it! Remember our hashtags: #NDUGRAD and #NDU2018.
July 30-August 1, 2018