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National Defense University

National Defense University
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TypeFederal staff college
Established1976
PresidentMichael T. Plehn[1]
ProvostDr. Alan Drimmer
Location,
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
Websitewww.ndu.edu

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 Lieutenant General Michael T. Plehn, USAF,[1] as president. It is located on the grounds of Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.[2]

Components

National War College, taken 2014

The National Defense University includes:

Associated organizations

Publications

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 presidents

No. President Term Service branch
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
1
Marmaduke G. Bayne
Vice Admiral
Marmaduke G. Bayne
(1920-2005)
19761977~1 year, 0 daysEmblem of the United States Navy.svg
U.S. Navy
2
Robert G. Gard Jr.
Lieutenant General
Robert G. Gard Jr.
(born 1928)
1977July 1981~4 years, 181 daysMilitary service mark of the United States Army.svg
U.S. Army
3
John S. Pustay
Lieutenant General
John S. Pustay
(born 1931)
July 1981October 1983~92 daysMilitary service mark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
4
Richard D. Lawrence
Lieutenant General
Richard D. Lawrence
(1930-2016)
October 1983September 1986~2 years, 335 daysMilitary service mark of the United States Army.svg
U.S. Army
5
Bradley C. Hosmer
Lieutenant General
Bradley C. Hosmer
(born 1937)
September 1986September 1989~3 years, 0 daysMilitary service mark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
6
John A. Baldwin Jr.
Vice Admiral
John A. Baldwin Jr.
(born 1933)
September 1989August 14, 1992~2 years, 348 daysEmblem of the United States Navy.svg
U.S. Navy
7
Paul G. Cerjan
Lieutenant General
Paul G. Cerjan
(1938-2011)
August 14, 1992[4]September 1994~2 years, 18 daysMilitary service mark of the United States Army.svg
U.S. Army
8
Ervin J. Rokke
Lieutenant General
Ervin J. Rokke
(born 1939)
September 19941997~2 years, 122 daysMilitary service mark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
9
Richard A. Chilcoat
Lieutenant General
Richard A. Chilcoat
(1938-2010)
19972000~3 years, 0 daysMilitary service mark of the United States Army.svg
U.S. Army
10
Paul G. Gaffney II
Vice Admiral
Paul G. Gaffney II
(born 1946)
2000July 2, 2003~3 years, 182 daysEmblem of the United States Navy.svg
U.S. Navy
11
Michael M. Dunn
Lieutenant General
Michael M. Dunn
July 2, 2003July 14, 20063 years, 12 daysMilitary service mark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
12
Frances C. Wilson
Lieutenant General
Frances C. Wilson
(born 1948)
July 14, 2006July 10, 20092 years, 361 daysEmblem of the United States Marine Corps.svg
U.S. Marine Corps
13
Ann E. Rondeau
Vice Admiral
Ann E. Rondeau
(born 1951)
July 10, 2009[5]April 13, 2012[6]2 years, 278 daysEmblem of the United States Navy.svg
U.S. Navy
-
Nancy McEldowney
Nancy McEldowney
(born 1958)
Acting
April 13, 2012July 11, 201289 daysSES Emblem.svg
Senior Executive
Service
14
Gregg F. Martin
Major General
Gregg F. Martin
(born 1956)
July 11, 2012[7]July 21, 20142 years, 10 daysMilitary service mark of the United States Army.svg
U.S. Army
-
Wanda Nesbitt
Wanda Nesbitt
(born 1956)
Acting
July 21, 2014November 18, 2014120 daysSES Emblem.svg
Senior Executive
Service
15
Frederick M. Padilla
Major General
Frederick M. Padilla
(born 1959)
November 18, 2014[8]September 25, 20172 years, 311 daysEmblem of the United States Marine Corps.svg
U.S. Marine Corps
16
Fritz Roegge
Vice Admiral
Fritz Roegge
(born 1958)
September 25, 2017February 3, 20213 years, 131 daysEmblem of the United States Navy.svg
U.S. Navy
17
Michael T. Plehn
Lieutenant General
Michael T. Plehn
(born 1965)
February 3, 2021Incumbent231 daysMilitary service mark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Lieutenant General Michael T. Plehn, USAF > National Defense University > Article View". National Defense University. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.dnb.com/business-directory/company-profiles.national_defense_university.8fd2f1a1219d3a7c0cae2a43061359a9.html
  3. ^ "Colleges". National Defense University. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ The United States Institute of Peace Journal, Volume 5, Issue 5. October 1992. p. 5.
  5. ^ "Chairman Welcomes New National Defense University President". dvidshub.net. July 10, 2009.
  6. ^ Dresbach, Jim (April 13, 2012). "Grateful Rondeau retires at NDU". U.S. Army. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Martin Becomes 14th National Defense University President". National Defense University.
  8. ^ "Padilla Becomes 15th President of National Defense University". National Defense University.

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