Naval War College Review


Thirty-five years ago, right after World War II, the Naval Wat College went through one of those soul searching examinations, the kind that people and institutions go through after cataclysmic events. Before World War II the War College's purpose was to teach naval warfare to senior naval officers. Evidently it succeeded in its task. When considering graduates, names like Nimitz, Halsey, King, Spruance, and Fletcher come to mind. One of its greatest contributions to naval warfare was the wargaming strategy taught to the students in 1922.