Congratulations and welcome to the National Defense University! Our vision is to be the nation’s premier strategic leader development institution and we offer a unique academic environment designed to carry out the vital mission the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has charge us with: supporting the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) 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.
You have been selected because of your superb accomplishments, but also your proven potential for future positions of leadership. NDU educates, develops, and inspires national security leaders to confront global security challenges by offering them a comprehensive and collaborative experience. Our charter at NDU rests upon the foundation of high caliber faculty, rigorous curricula and programs, and first class total health fitness resources to make your time with us as beneficial and productive as possible.
The information packet that was sent to you is designed to help you and your family make a smooth transition to Fort McNair and the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area. If you have not completed your registration requirements, please do so as soon as possible. If you have any questions during your transition, please contact the Human Resources Division at (202) 685-3921 or DSN 325-3921.
I look forward to the chance to meet you sometime during the academic year.
Ambassador Wanda L. Nesbitt
National Defense University