It is our pleasure to announce the 2017 Merit Scholarship Program with a total of 10 scholarships to be awarded this year. The program is open to children of Life Members of the Alumni Association. Category 1 are for seniors in high school and Category 2 are for those in their first three years of their undergraduate studies. Five scholarships in each category will be awarded; one for $1,000.00, one for $750.00 and three for $500.00 for a total of $6,500.00. Last date for submitting applications is April 15, 2017.

Dr. Mark Clodfelter published in NDU Press

Thursday, 15 September 2016 Published in From the Rotunda
Dr. Clodfelter's most recent work, Fifty Shades of Friction, has been published by NDU Press.
In Bernard Cole’s most recent work, he examines China’s national security strategy by looking at the three major elements—foreign policy, energy security, and naval power—all interactive and major influences on China’s future and its relations with the United States.
MEMPHIS, TN -At the 2016 International Convention, retired Marine Lt. Gen. Robert E. Milstead, Jr., (Houston, Epsilon Eta ’71) was inducted into the Pi Kappa Alpha Order of West Range.
When Mark Hertling, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Ret.) says that physicians need to learn “table manners,” he means no disrespect. It’s an honest observation born of decades of hard-earned military experience and an understanding of what it takes to gain a seat at the table.
NDU Press has just published Dr. Mark “Clod” Clodfelter’s monograph Violating Reality: The Lavelle Affair, Nixon, and Parsing the Truth
On November 6, 2015, the National War College Alumni Association hosted a Forum in Colorado Springs to convene a community’s Thought Leadership about cyber security.

Ambassador Gordon Gray published in TIME

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 Published in From the Rotunda
Gordon Gray served as U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia from 2009 to 2012 and was the previous Deputy Commandant at NWC. Read his article on Tunisia and the Nobel Peace Prize here.

Summer 2015 Newsletter Released

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 Published in From the Rotunda
We are pleased to release this summer's newsletter. It includes updates from the President of the NWCAA, the outgoing Commandant, and the Executive Director. You'll also find articles, updates, and photos from the last year. You can find it attached to this article.

Anne Pham (National War College 2008 Graduate, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) recounts her journey from Vietnam refugee to State Department official and her quest to find the FSOs, USAID, and military personnel who helped save her life in this featured article of the FSJ.

Anne Pham was also credited in Rory Kennedy's new documentary, "Last Days in Vietnam." The documentary covers the interagency evacuation that saved many lives, including hers. The documentary utilized some of the research Pham subsequently conducted while on the Faculty at the National Defense University ICAF/Eisenhower School. See link below to read her article in the Foreign Service Journal, “Finding My Heroes, Finding Myself: From Refugee Child to State Department Official.”


View her article here.

From the author: "It tells my story; of boyhood heroes (Charles Lindbergh,  Howard Hughes, Roscoe Turner, and other aviation pioneers,) aviation cadet days, fighter pilot days in the Pacific during the Mariana and Okinawa campaigns, and post war duty during cold war days including National War College days."

We are pleased to share LTG Lanza's recent interview below.

Faculty member Mark Clodfelter was published in The New York Times on August 14th. The article follows.

None Will Surpass

Friday, 15 August 2014 Published in From the Rotunda

COL Harry Rothmann, former member of the NWC faculty has just published a book on his West Point Class' service from the 1960s to the 1990s. The title is None Will Surpass.

Lee E. Surut, a retired Army major general who served as a division artillery commander during the Vietnam War and later as commandant of the National War College, died July 20 at a hospital in Seattle. He was 89.

President Obama said Thursday that he is returning to service a career diplomat deeply experienced in eastern Europe to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia.

The Future of American Air Power

Thursday, 12 December 2013 Published in From the Rotunda

Faculty member Mark. A Bucknam was published in September 2013's Defense Dossier. His article is shared below.

Background on 4th Edition of Rules & Tools for Leaders: From Developing Your Own Skills to Running Organizations of Any Size, Practical Advice for Leaders at All Levels.

This book was published on 6 August, 2013. Earlier editions were entitled Taking Charge and, later, Rules and Tools for Leaders: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Effective Managing. Translated into five languages, the earlier editions of this book have been quite successful (more than 300,000 in print).

The NWC Alumni Association welcomes the incoming NWC Commandant, BG Guy "Tom" Cosentino. General Cosentino will join the College in mid-July. Ambassador Jim Foley, who has been Commandant since December, 2012 will return to his position as Deputy Commandant. We will have a strong team to lead The College forward in the future challenging years.


BG Consentino's biography is available here.

Ambassador Chris Stevens Memorial

Monday, 13 May 2013 Published in From the Rotunda

On Friday, May 3, 2013, the National War College with the Classes of 2010 and 2013 held a memorial service and tree planting to honor 2010 graduate AMB Chris Stevens, who was killed in a terrorist attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. AMB Steven's family attended the service and the tree planting.

We are pleased to share Fox and Friends' interview of MajGen John Borling, Class of 1980. The video is available here. As a reminder, MajGen Borling will be speaking in Arnold on April 16th. That event can be registered for here.

On March 13th, Lt Gen Brent Scowcroft, Class of 1970, was inducted into the NDU National Hall of Fame. An interview from the event is available here.

Alumni in Afghanistan

Thursday, 14 March 2013 Published in From the Rotunda

Stephen Camacho, Class of 2004, sent us this photograph from Afghanistan. From left to right: Interpreter Amani, Col Karimullah, Class of 2011; Stephen Camacho, Class of 2004; Col Aziz, Director General for International Defense Policy; MAJ Andrew Harman, UK Army and Advisor to Defense Policy Department.

Faculty Member Interviewed on CBS News

Thursday, 31 January 2013 Published in From the Rotunda

Col. Christine Stark, a current faculty member, was interviewed by CBS News about the recent decision to allow women in combat roles. The article and video interview are available here.

2/5 Event Cancellation

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 Published in From the Rotunda

Due to circumstances beyond General Jacoby's control, the event has been postponed and will get it scheduled at a later date. We will return money collected. Thanks for your understanding.

Upcoming Alumni Directory

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 Published in From the Rotunda

Alumni: 

We are working with PCI - Publishing Concepts to develop a new NWC Alumni Association Alumni Directory. They have recently sent out a postcard requesting your support in this important update. If you have any questions, please contact me. Many thanks, Gene.
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