Lt. Gen. Michael Plehn

Lt Gen Michael T. Plehn, USAF
17th President, NDU


Additional Resources


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AY 21-22 Incoming Student Calendar

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AY 21-22 Incoming Student Orientation

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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 2022!

Congratulations on your selection for attendance as part of the National Defense University, Class of 2022. A welcome message from NDU President Lt Gen Mike Plehn is forthcoming. Please check back often!

AY 21-22 Orientation at Fort McNair

The AY 21-22 Incoming Student Orientation page for university and college orientation information, schedules, guidance, virtual briefings and activities is forthcoming.

COVID Guidance

NDU's COVID guidance for AY22 is under development. Please monitor the following websites for up-to-date COVID information, guidance and protocols.

NDU is dedicated to providing traditional classroom instruction to the maximum extent feasible. 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.

If you have been physically present on the NDU campus and have subsequently begun experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or been notified that you have 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.

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.