National Defense University

The National Defense University (NDU) is an institution of higher education funded by the United States Department of Defense, intended to facilitate high-level education, training, and professional development of national security leaders. As a chairman's Controlled Activity, NDU operates under the guidance of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), with Vice Admiral Fritz Roegge, USN,[1] as president. It is located on the grounds of Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.

National Defense University
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TypeFederal staff college
PresidentVADM Fritz Roegge[1]
ProvostDr. Alan Drimmer
United States

38°51′58″N 77°00′54″W / 38.866°N 77.015°W / 38.866; -77.015Coordinates: 38°51′58″N 77°00′54″W / 38.866°N 77.015°W / 38.866; -77.015


National War College, taken 2014

The National Defense University includes:

Associated organizationsEdit


The NDU Press supports education, research, and outreach as the university's cross-component, professional military and academic publishing house. Publications include the journals Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ) and PRISM, books such as Strategic Assessment 2020, case studies, policy briefs, and strategic monographs.

List of presidentsEdit

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  1. ^ a b "Vice Admiral Fritz Roegge, USN > National Defense University > Article View". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Colleges". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
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