VADM F.J. Roegge, USN, 16th NDU President
VADM Fritz Roegge, USN
16th President, NDU


Additional Resources


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Security Clearance Reqs: Info on JEMIS registration and passing security clearances to NDU, 

DoD SAFE A DOD enterprise-wide method of securely transferring UNCLASSIFIED, FOUO and large files.

IT GuidanceFor NDU's Bring-Your-Own-Device environment

Government Travel Card: Training mandated by the Travel and Transportation Reform Act of 1998 (CAC required)
Defense Travel System: Training required prior to first time creation of a travel authorization (CAC required)
NDU's Privacy Program: Guidance on data usage, transmitting sensitive info, and NDU's privacy compliance















Welcome Class of 2021!

Congratulations on your selection for attendance as part of the National Defense University, Class of 2021. I welcome you and your family to NDU, the premier national security institution focused on advanced joint education, leader development and scholarship. NDU offers a unique academic environment to carry out the vital mission the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has given us: NDU develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research and engagement to serve the common defense. 

You were chosen because of your outstanding record of accomplishment, and your proven potential for future positions of leadership. NDU educates, develops, and inspires national security leaders through a comprehensive and collaborative academic experience to anticipate and confront national and global security challenges.  Once here, you will be encouraged and taught to innovate, adapt, and think critically and imaginatively in order to anticipate and overcome future challenges to national security.  Our commitment to this vision requires a combination of excellent faculty and subject matter experts, rigorous curricula and programs, and quality total health resources to make your time with us as beneficial and productive as possible. 

Finally, I encourage you to visit the “Incoming Student” section of our website for important information to help you and your family make a smooth transition to Fort McNair and the Washington, D.C. area. Please pay particular attention to our registration requirements in the welcome letters and complete them as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resource Directorate at Revisit our homepage periodically as we are constantly updating and adding key information. The NDU team and I look forward to your arrival and we are excited about the upcoming year. Welcome to NDU!


Vice Admiral, USN
16th President

AY 20-21 Orientation at Fort McNair

See the AY 20-21 Incoming Student Orientation page for university and college orientation information, schedules, guidance, virtual briefings,and activities.

COVID Guidance

All NDU Faculty, Staff and Students are required to view the COVID 19 Orientation Brief of NDU Command Surgeon COL Laurel A. Neff (USA), DO, MBA, FAAFP on Livestream. No password is required.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, or come into contact with someone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, please immediately:

  1. Complete form DD3112, "Personnel Accountability and Assessment Notification for a Public Health Emergency"; 
  2. Send the form via encrypted email to NDU’s Health and Fitness Directorate at; and,
  3. Call NDU's Health and Fitness Directorate at (202) 685-2791, and alert them them that you have sent the form via encrypted email.

Though initially, much of your course work will be conducted virtually, NDU is dedicated to providing traditional classroom instruction to the maximum extent feasible given current circumstances. Accommodations for academic instruction are constantly changing as Federal and local guidelines are updated, and it will affect the delivery of the curriculum accordingly. Please check this website often.

All Students Must Complete Cybersecurity Requirements

Access to NDU information systems is predicated on user compliance with DoD/NDU cybersecurity regulations. No student will receive access to any NDU system until the student has accurately, fully and verifiably completed all mandatory DoD/NDU cybersecurity requirements. See the following program-specific web pages for cybersecurity compliance instructions and forms:

For questions about NDU's technology and computing environment, please contact the ITD Service Desk at 202-685-3824.