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Press Release | June 7, 2013

National Defense University (NDU) Graduation to be Held June 13th

Contact: Daniel Magalotti
Acting Public Affairs Officer
National Defense University

(Washington DC) The National Defense University s graduation exercises will be held on Thursday, June13th, at 9:00 a.m., at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Southwest Washington, DC. A total of 658 students from the College of International Security Affairs (100), the Eisenhower School (310), the Information Resources Management College (28), and the National War College (220), will participate in the ceremony held in front of historic Roosevelt Hall.

General Martin E. Dempsey, US Army, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the graduation speaker. He serves as the principal military adviser to the President, the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council; by law, he is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer. Prior tobecoming Chairman, the general served as the Army’s 37th Chief of Staff.

Approximately 50 percent of the graduates are senior officers from the U.S. Armed Forces. Federal Government civilians, private sector civilians, and international students from more than 60 countries make up the other 50 percent.

Students in the College of International Security Affairs will receive a Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies with a Concentration in Combating Terrorism. Eisenhower School students will receive a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy. Students in the Information Resource Management College (iCollege) will receive a Master of Science in Government Information Leadership. National War College students will receive a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.

NDU is the premier national security institution focused on advanced joint education, leader development, and scholarship. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Its purpose is toeducate, develop, and inspire future leaders of the US Armed Forces, civilian agencies, industry, andpartner nations by enhancing their strategic and analytical thinking skills, and creating a network ofrelationships. Media organizations interested in covering the graduation ceremony should contact Daniel Magalotti, ActingPublic Affairs Officer, at (202) 685-3140 or to make arrangements to do so.

The Twitter hashtag for the event is #ndugrad. There will be a delayed broadcast of the University ceremony at