What is Joint Professional Military Education?

Introduction Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) is a form of Professional Military Education (PME) in the United States that emphasizes a multiservice approach. Joint Professional Military Education was established following greater awareness during World War II of a need for effective cooperation between the branches of the US armed forces. While some institutions had previously… Read More


What is the National War College (US)?

Introduction The National War College (NWC) of the United States is a school in the National Defence University (NDU). It is housed in Roosevelt Hall on Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., the third-oldest Army post still active. Brief History The NWC was officially established on 01 July 1946, as an upgraded replacement for the… Read More

What is the Joint Forces Staff College (US)?

Introduction The Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC), located in Norfolk, Virginia, was established as the Armed Forces Staff College in 1946 and incorporated into the National Defence University (NDU) in August 1981. It educates and acculturates joint and multinational warfighters to plan and lead at the operational level. Military operations increasingly require the Armed Services… Read More

What is the College of Information and Cyberspace (US)?

Introduction The National Defence University College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) (formerly the Information Resources Management College (IRMC) or NDU iCollege, and the DoD Computer Institute) is a US Department of Defence graduate school that provides information and cyberspace focused education for national security leaders of the United States and beyond. Outline A component of… Read More

What is the National Defence University (US)?

Introduction The National Defence University (NDU) is an institution of higher education funded by the United States Department of Defence, 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 Lieutenant… Read More

What is the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy?

Introduction The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (Eisenhower School), formerly known as the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), is a part of the National Defence University. It was renamed on 06 September 2012, in honour of Dwight D. Eisenhower who graduated from this school when it was previously… Read More