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  • Colonel Rod Paschall (1935 - 2020)
  • Admiral Aubrey Fitch (1883 - 1978)
    Wray Fitch (June 11, 1883 – May 22, 1978) was an admiral of the United States Navy during World War II. A naval aviator, he held important aviation-related commands both at sea and on shore from the 19...
  • Admiral John H. Hoover (1887 - 1970)
    Howard Hoover (May 15, 1887 – December 2, 1970) was a United States Navy admiral who held several flag commands during World War II most notably those in the Central Pacific under Chester W. Nimitz. Ho...
  • Admiral Richard L. Conolly (1892 - 1962)
    Lansing Conolly (April 26, 1892 – March 1, 1962) was a United States Navy Admiral, who served during World War I and World War II.BiographyConolly was born in Waukegan, Illinois, attended Lake Forest A...
  • Admiral Lynde D. McCormick (1895 - 1956)
    Lynde Dupuy McCormick (August 12, 1895 – August 16, 1956) was a four-star admiral in the United States Navy who served as vice chief of naval operations from 1950 to 1951 and as commander in chief of t...


The Naval War College (NWC or NAVWARCOL) is the staff college and "Home of Thought" for the United States Navy in Newport, Rhode Island. The NWC educates and develops leaders, supports defining the future Navy and associated roles and missions, supports combat readiness, and strengthens global maritime partnerships. The current president is Rear Admiral P. Gardner Howe, III, a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He previously commanded Naval Special Warfare Unit Three in Bahrain, Naval Special Warfare Group Three in San Diego, and Special Operations Command, Pacific in Hawaii. He is the first Navy SEAL officer to serve as president of the Naval War College.

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