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Fort McNair Campus, Washington, D.C.

Fort McNair Ceremonial Gate Sign Mandatory Reading

Civilian Incoming Student Requirements

Military Incoming Student Requirements


Main Gate/Visitors Gate
The Main Gate/Visitor's Gate on 2nd Street SW is open 24/7. All non-DoD/non-federally affiliated visitors MUST use this gate to access Fort McNair. ID REQUIREMENTS: A federal or state government-issued photo ID with biographic information such as name, date of birth, gender, and address  is required. Security badges are not acceptable. All credentials are subject to screening and vetting by Installation Access Control personnel. VEHICLE SEARCH: Non-DoD/non-federally affiliated visitors' vehicles are subject to search.

Ceremonial Gate
The Ceremonial Gate on 4th Street SW is open ONLY from 0600 to 0900 in the morning and 1500 to 1800 in the evening, Monday-Friday (closed on federal holidays). ID REQUIREMENTS: A DoD- or federal government-issued civilian employee photo ID is required for all personnel entering by foot or vehicle. The turnstile at the gate requires a CAC and pre-registered PIN to enter; it is open 24/7 -- unrestricted -- to all exiting personnel.

NDU Security Office Location

The NDU Security Office is located in Marshall Hall, Building 62, Room 199A. Security Specialist POCs are Shereda Alexander, (202) 685-2131, Montez Winters, (202) 685-2134 and Larry Morales, (202) 685-2160.You must check in at the Marshall Hall Guard Desk prior to proceeding to the NDU Security Office for your RAPIDS appointment. Dress code during in-processing is Class A for military students, and business attire/suit for civilians.

Vehicle Registration

Students are no longer required to register their vehicles at Fort McNair. All vehicles must be licensed, registered, inspected and insured in accordance with state and local laws, and are subject to checks and security measures at the gate by law enforcement and/or security personnel. Students may visit the JBM-HH homepage at or call (202) 685-3139 for additional information on post policies and available services.

Student Services

NDU Libraries

Health and Fitness (Facebook)

International Students

International Student Management Office

Getting Around

Fort McNair Map (Google)

DC/Maryland/Virginia (Inside the Beltway) Map

DoD National Capital Region Mass Transportation Benefit Program

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority