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  • Col. Joseph Paul Sayers (1914 - 1988)
    Joseph P. Sayers was a Colonel in the US Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He served from 18 Jul 1936 until 30 Jun 1961. He was wounded in action during the Battle of Iwo JIma in Wor...
  • James Russell Soley (1850 - 1911)
    James Russell Soley (1 October 1850 – 11 September 1911) was a lawyer and Naval historian and in the Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the U.S. Navy.
  • Lt. General Field Harris (1895 - 1967)
    Field Harris (September 18, 1895 – December 21, 1967) was a highly decorated lieutenant general in the United States Marine Corps, who commanded the Marine Aviation Units during World War II and 1s...
  • Maj. General John H. Russell, Jr., 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps (1872 - 1947)
    . John Henry Russell, Jr. (November 14, 1872—March 6, 1947) was a major general and 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps. His only child was Brooke Astor, a noted philanthropist. Biography Rus...
  • Admiral William Gortney
    William Evans "Bill" Gortney (born September 25, 1955) is a United States Navy admiral who currently serves as the sixth commander of U.S. Northern Command and the 23rd commander of North American Ae...

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.