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A Message from the Chairman

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey extends a personal welcome to the NDU Class of 2015.

A Message from the Chairman

Welcome Incoming Class of 2015!

Click on the link below to learn more about the enrollment process, your campus, your college, and how to get settled on your path to lifelong learning!

Incoming students at NDU's AY 2013-2014 Convocation.

Norwegian Minister of Defence Visits NDU for Bilateral Exercise United Resolve

On June 24, 2014, NDU hosted the strategic-level, bilateral exercise United Resolve, attended by a Norwegian delegation headed by Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide.

NDU President Gregg Martin and Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide

National Defense University

NDU is an internationally recognized graduate-level university with five colleges and multiple centers of excellence focused on joint education, leader development, and scholarship in national security matters.
National Defense University's Washington DC campus.

Our Mission

National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.

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News from NDU

NDU's Annual Women, Peace and Security Writing Award Competition Accepting Entries

August 14, 2014

As part of the NDU's 2020 initiative and commitment to implementing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) National Action Plan, the University invites its current students to participate in the annual Women, Peace and Security Writing Award competition. NDU students can submit a research paper, thesis or written assignment from any of their AY14-15 courses for award consideration. MORE
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NDU Participates in Continuing Education Seminar in Vienna, Austria

August 11, 2014

In a joint collaboration between the U.S. National Defense University (NDU) and the Austrian National Defence Academy (NDA), the fourth regional NDU Continuing Education Seminar was held from July 29-31, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. The purpose of the seminar was to provide continuing education to alumni on critical security topics and to re-energize the valuable network of NDU graduates in the region. Seminar participants included 70 alumni from over 30 countries and represented each of NDU’s five colleges. MORE
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Ambassador Wanda L. Nesbitt Named NDU Interim President

July 24, 2014

On Monday, July 21, Army Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin stepped aside as President of National Defense University, a move approved by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. Ambassador Wanda L. Nesbitt, NDU's Senior Vice President, will serve as Interim President until a permanent replacement is identified. MORE
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African Leadership Development Symposium Held at NDU

July 22, 2014

NDU's Institute for National Strategic Studies held a Lincoln Symposium panel of experts on Friday, July 18th to discuss African Leadership Development. MORE
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Joint Force Quarterly 74 (3rd Quarter, July 2014) Now Online!

July 08, 2014

JFQ 74 is now available for free online reading and download. Articles in the issue include: An Interview with Mark A. Welsh III; The Counterproductive "Sea of Sameness" in PME; and Medical Diplomacy in Achieving U.S. Global Strategic Objectives. MORE
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