National Hall of Fame

The National Hall of Fame honors American alumni whose exceptional record of service and achievement merits special recognition. Induction into the National Hall of Fame is open to U.S. citizens who are graduates of one of the following components of the National Defense University: National War College (NWC), Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (ES, also formerly the Industrial College of the Armed Forces), Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC), College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC, also formerly the Information Resources Management College), or the College of International Security Affairs (CISA).

To be eligible alumni must have been recognized for superior achievements in military leadership, diplomacy, international development, or humanitarian work in government or the private sector.

Current Members of the National Hall of Fame:

2022 Inductees
Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught (Ret), ES Class of 1973 
General Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton (Ret), JFSC Class of 1978; ES Class of 1985
Ambassador Wanda Nesbitt (Ret), NWC Class of 1997

2019 Inductees
Ambassador Donald Y. Yamamoto (Ret), NWC Class of 1996
Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch (Ret), NWC Class of 2001

2018 Inductees
Ambassador William R. Brownfield (Ret), NWC Class of 1993
Ambassador Joyce A. Barr (Ret), ES Class of 2001

2017 Inductees
Senator John Sidney McCain, III, NWC Class of 1974
General Eric Ken Shinseki, USA (Ret), NWC Class of 1986
General Martin Edward Dempsey, USA (Ret), NWC Class of 1996
General Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody, USA (Ret), ES Class of 1995
General Janet C. Wolfenbarger, USAF (Ret), ES Class of 1994

2013 Inductee 
Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret), NWC Class of 1968

2011 Inductee 
Lieutenant General Julius W. Becton, Jr., USA (Ret), NWC Class of 1970

2010 Inductee 
Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN, NWC Class of 1992

2006 Inductees 
General Norton Schwartz, USAF, NWC Class of 1989 
General Michael Moseley, USAF, NWC Class of 1990 
Ambassador Ronald E. Neuman, NWC Class of 1991 
General William Looney, III, USAF, JFSC Class of 1983 
General Carlton W. Fulford, Jr., USMC (Ret), ES Class of 1985

2005 Inductees 
Ambassador B. Lynn Pascoe, NWC Class of 1982 
Admiral William J. Fallon, NWC Class of 1992 
Mr. Chester Huber, ES Class of 1995 
General Benjamin S. Griffin, USA, ES Class of 1991 
Mr. Michael W. Carleton, CIC Class of 1993

2004 Inductees
Honorable J. Stapleton Roy, NWC Class of 1975
General Peter J. Schoomaker, NWC Class of 1989
Honorable Colin L. Powell, NWC Class of 1976
General Peter Pace, USMC, NWC Class of 1986
Dr. Margaret E. Myers, CIC Class of 2003
Admiral James M. Loy, USCG (Ret), ES Class of 1985
General John P. Jumper, USAF, NWC Class of 1982
General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC, NWC Class of 1985
General George W. Casey, Jr., USA, JFSC Class of 1981
General John Abizaid, USA, JFSC Class of 1985

2018 Inductees 
Ambassador William R. Brownfield (Ret), NWC Class of 1993
Ambassador Joyce A. Barr (Ret), ES Class of 2001

2017 Inductees

Senator John Sidney McCain, III, NWC Class of 1974
General Eric Ken Shinseki, USA (Ret), NWC Class of 1986
General Martin Edward Dempsey, USA (Ret), NWC Class of 1996
General Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody, USA (Ret), ES Class of 1995
General Janet C. Wolfenbarger, USAF (Ret), ES Class of 1994

2013 Inductee 
Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret), NWC Class of 1968

2011 Inductee 
Lieutenant General Julius W. Becton, Jr., USA (Ret), NWC Class of 1970

2010 Inductee 
Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN, NWC Class of 1992

2006 Inductees 
General Norton Schwartz, USAF, NWC Class of 1989 
General Michael Moseley, USAF, NWC Class of 1990 
Ambassador Ronald E. Neuman, NWC Class of 1991 
General William Looney, III, USAF, JFSC Class of 1983 
General Carlton W. Fulford, Jr., USMC (Ret), ES Class of 1985

2005 Inductees 
Ambassador B. Lynn Pascoe, NWC Class of 1982 
Admiral William J. Fallon, NWC Class of 1992 
Mr. Chester Huber, ES Class of 1995 
General Benjamin S. Griffin, USA, ES Class of 1991 
Mr. Michael W. Carleton, CIC Class of 1993

2004 Inductees
Honorable J. Stapleton Roy, NWC Class of 1975
General Peter J. Schoomaker, NWC Class of 1989
Honorable Colin L. Powell, NWC Class of 1976
General Peter Pace, USMC, NWC Class of 1986
Dr. Margaret E. Myers, CIC Class of 2003
Admiral James M. Loy, USCG (Ret), CIC Class of 1985
General John P. Jumper, USAF, NWC Class of 1982
General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC, NWC Class of 1985
General George W. Casey, Jr., USA, JFSC Class of 1981
General John Abizaid, USA, JFSC Class of 1985

International Hall of Fame

The International Hall of Fame (IHOF) was established 1999 by NDU's International Student Management Office (ISMO) to provide a prestigious and visible means of honoring international graduates who have attained through merit the highest positions in their nation’s armed forces, service component, or government, or who have held an equivalent position in a multinational organization. Members of the International Hall of Fame are recognized in a formal ceremony on NDU's Washington, DC campus, and their photographs are displayed in Marshall Hall.

ISMO is the administrative home of the international students attending education and training courses at NDU. Its mission is to foster joint security cooperation in order to effectively advance US security interests and build defense partnerships for the future. ISMO integrates international students within University programs in support of NDU’s academic and engagement priorities, enables the academic success of international students to enhance partnership capability, creates opportunities for them to foster rapport with US classmates, and provides opportunities to develop a firsthand knowledge of the US, its people, institutions, way of life and commitment to principles of internationally recognized human rights.

See a list of International Hall of Fame Inductees on the ISMO website.