An educational and research site for the US Navy, the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island is a declared National Historic Landmark District for its rich and colorful past. It focuses on developing new ideas that could help improve the country?s naval warfare that could be very useful to the Navy officers. The campus is located inside the Naval Station Newport.
The Naval War College was established in 1884. Its first four faculty members included topnotch Navy officers like James Soley who later became the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Tasker Bliss, who became the Army Chief of Staff later on, and Alfred Thayer Mahan, the Admiral known for his excellent strategic thinking. The institution initially met a negative reception, as most officers at the time were used to conduct training and education while onboard.
However, the Naval War College proved to be worth all the fuss. It received various honors and prestige in terms of achievements of its students and awards.