About NWSI - NWSI
The mission of the Naval Warfare Studies Institute (NWSI) is to coordinate NPS inter-disciplinary research and education to accelerate and enhance warfare concept and capability development.
Who we are
A hub of experts that enable teamwork and collaboration with the NPS innovation ecosystem.
What we do
Optimize NPS’ inter-disciplinary educational and research response to Naval warfighting needs.
Why NWSI matters
Accelerate and enhance tactically and technically informed solutions to the Naval forces.
How NWSI works
Provide a portal to access NPS talent, resources, and facilities.
Putting it together...
NWSI informs, coordinates, integrates, and advocates in support of the USN N7 and USMC CD&I's requirements through interaction with the following NPS activities.
NWSI Charter Signing (11 December 2020)
The Wayne P. Hughes Jr. Naval Warfare Studies Institute (NWSI) is officially chartered during a small ceremony in NPS' Dudley Knox Library with select university and institute leadership on hand. Held Dec. 11, 2020, just over a year from the legendary strategist's passing, NWSI hopes to honor Hughes' inquisitive spirit and strategic prowess by empowering the university's robust faculty expertise in seapower studies and naval strategy, acting as a cross-campus connector for research efforts in direct response to fleet and force needs.
Research & Publications
Commandant of the Marine Corps Brookings Interview: The Marine Corps and the future of warfare
The Marine Corps is pursuing significant changes to address the realities of great power competition, including implementing a new force design. Evolving technology, uncertainty about the budgetary and fiscal environment, and accelerating innovation by America’s emerging competitors have forced the Marine Corps to adapt by reconfiguring itself to better address the nation’s future defense outlook. Much work, though, remains to be done.
On May 18, Foreign Policy at Brookings will host Commandant of the Marine Corps General David H. Berger to discuss Marine Corps modernization, the budgetary environment, and the challenges of great power competition. Questions from the audience will follow the conversation.
To find more information, register for the event here.
April 2021: Click here and listen to an hour long video of the CNO’s interview with the Center for a New America Security. During this discussion he touches on the Future Naval Force Structure study and actions to achieve it, the geo-political environment in the Western Pacific, and Navy personnel matters. CNO ties together doctrine, strategy and experimentation focused advancing Naval Force’s warfighting capabilities using Unmanned Systems.