• AY21 Change of Presidency Ceremony

    Congratulations to the Class of 2022 from NDU's Senior Leaders! 

Livestream Links to Ceremonies


Graduation Resources

  • North Campus Graduation Program
  • North Campus Distinguished Graduates
  • South Campus Graduation Program
  • South Campus Distinguished Graduates

Links forthcoming

Graduation Speakers

CJCS General Mark A. Milley

Adm. Christopher W. Grady
12th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
8 June 2022

CJCS General Mark A. Milley

Vice Admiral Collin Green, USN
Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
Fort Bragg, N.C.
3 June 2022


Graduation 2022

The 2022 National Defense University (NDU) graduation ceremonies for the university's four Washington, D.C.-based colleges will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., and broadcast via Livestream. The keynote speaker will be the 12th Vice Chairmand of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Christopher W. Grady

Due to DoD COVID-19 social distancing requirements, attendance this year is by invitation only. Attendees will be required to show NDU-distributed tickets to gain entrance to the ceremony venue.

The University's four north campus colleges will confer certificates and Masters degrees on approximately 700 students. Degrees will be conferred upon students by NDU President Lieutenant General Michael T. Plehn, USAF, NDU Interim Provost Dr. Cynthia Watson, and the Commandants and Chancellors of the colleges:  

The 2022 graduation ceremony for the NDU's Norfolk, Va.-based Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) will be held on Friday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m., and broadcast via Livestream (link forthcoming). JFSC will confer Masters degrees on approximately 43 students. Degrees will be conferred upon students by JFSC Commandant Brigadier General Voris W. McBurnette.

CISA will confer master’s degrees on the graduates of its Joint Special Operations Master of Arts (JSOMA) program on June 3 at noon. The JSOMA graduation keynote speaker will be Vice Admiral Collin Green, USN, Deputy Commander, USSOCOM.

About NDU

National Defense University is a strategic national resource that prepares senior leaders to think and operate effectively at the highest levels of decision making in an increasingly dynamic, complex, and unpredictable international security environment. It does this by preparing students to understand, develop, and employ strategies that incorporate all elements of national power. This premiere senior leader development is made possible by the University's holistic approach and unique combination of curriculum, location, and student/faculty diversity. Graduates have developed an understanding of the canon of strategic theory and are able to apply and creatively adapt this knowledge to current and future security challenges.