Naval War College Review


The U.S. Naval War College and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force UMSDF) have had a long and mutually profitable relationship. Since the Naval Command College (the course for senior officers from other navies) was instituted by Admiral Arleigh Burke over 25 years ago, an unbroken chain of Japanese officers has been in attendance. The quality of these officers is clearly demonstrated by the fact that, of the 25 graduates, to date 19 have achieved flag rank. We expect more recent graduates to add to that most impressive list.