To Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce (1827-1917) belongs the credit for the concept of a Naval War College and for its establishment on Coasters Harbor Island, Newport, in 1884.
Nicolosi, Anthony S.
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Naval War College Review: Vol. 35
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol35/iss4/11