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National Defense University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Formed by an amalgamation of the National War College (NWC) and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) in 1976. The Armed Forces Staff College was added in 1981, and the Department of Defense Computer Institute in 1982.

Location:
Washington, DC

Founding Date:
1976

Official Website:
http://www.ndu.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Keith B. Alexander
Military
1952   Director, National Security Agency
Harry Barnes
Diplomat
5-Jun-1926 9-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Chile, 1985-88
Robert H. Barrow
Military
5-Feb-1922 30-Oct-2008 27th USMC Commandant, 1979-83
Julius W. Becton, Jr.
Government
29-Jun-1926   FEMA Director, 1985-89
John R. Beyrle
Diplomat
11-Feb-1954   US Ambassador to Russia, 2008-11
Scott C. Black
Attorney
?   US Army Judge Advocate General
Richard W. Boehm
Diplomat
25-Jun-1926 28-Nov-2011 US Ambassador to Oman, 1989-92
Clifford G. Bond
Diplomat
23-Feb-1948   US Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2001-04
Charles H. Bonesteel III
Military
26-Sep-1909 13-Oct-1977 Commander, U.S. Forces, Korea
Donald E. Booth
Diplomat
c. 1954   US Ambassador to Liberia
Everett Briggs
Diplomat
6-Apr-1934   US Ambassador to Portugal, 1990-93
William R. Brownfield
Diplomat
1952   US Ambassador to Colombia, 2007-10
Katherine H. Canavan
Diplomat
?   US Ambassadot to Botswana
John T. Chain
Military
11-Dec-1934   C-in-C, Strategic Air Command, 1986-91
William Clark, Jr.
Diplomat
12-Oct-1930   US Ambassador to India, 1989-92
John B. Craig
Diplomat
13-Nov-1945   US Ambassador to Oman, 1998-2001
Chip Cravaack
Politician
29-Dec-1959   Congressman, Minnesota 8th
Rust M. Deming
Diplomat
c. 1942   US Ambassador to Tunisia, 2001-03
Martin E. Dempsey
Military
14-Mar-1952   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Larry Miles Dinger
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to Fiji
Patrick D. Duddy
Diplomat
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Venezuela
David B. Dunn
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Togo
Cynthia G. Efird
Diplomat
c. 1949   US Ambassador to Angola, 2004-07
William J. Fallon
Military
30-Dec-1944   C-in-C, US Central Command, 2007-08
Judith Fergin
Diplomat
c. 1951   US Ambassador to East Timor
Tony Gillespie
Diplomat
22-Mar-1935 7-Mar-2008 US Ambassador to Chile, 1988-91
Richard J. Griffin
Government
c. 1949   Bureau of Diplomatic Security, 2005-07
Douglas A. Hartwick
Diplomat
1950   US Ambassador to Laos, 2001-04
Deane R. Hinton
Diplomat
12-Mar-1923   US Ambassador to Panama, 1990-94
Lisa Bobbie Schreiber Hughes
Diplomat
1958   US Ambassador to Suriname
Marie T. Huhtala
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Malaysia, 2001-04
Bobby Ray Inman
Military
4-Apr-1931   Admiral, NSA Director, Deputy CIA Director
Eric G. John
Diplomat
c. 1960   US Ambassador to Thailand
Sam Johnson
Politician
11-Oct-1930   Congressman, Texas 3rd
David C. Jones
Military
9-Jul-1921   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1978-82
Deborah K. Jones
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Kuwait
James L. Jones
Military
19-Dec-1943   US National Security Advisor, 2009-10
Richard T. Kennedy
Diplomat
24-Dec-1919 11-Jan-1998 US Ambassador for Nuclear Energy Policy
Charles C. Krulak
Military
4-Mar-1942   US Marine Corps Commandant, 1995-99
Bruce Laingen
Diplomat
6-Aug-1922   US Ambassador to Malta, 1977-79
Stephen Low
Diplomat
2-Dec-1927 15-Nov-2010 US Ambassador to Nigeria, 1979-81
Rachel Maines
Scholar
8-Jul-1950   The Technology of Orgasm
R. Niels Marquardt
Diplomat
c. 1953   Consul General, Sydney, Australia
Carmen M. Martinez
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Zambia
James Mattis
Military
8-Sep-1950   Commander-in-Chief, CENTCOM
John McCain
Politician
29-Aug-1936   US Senator from Arizona
John M. McConnell
Government
26-Jul-1943   Director of National Intelligence, 2007-09
Wesley L. McDonald
Military
6-Jul-1924 8-Feb-2008 Led 1983 invasion of Grenada
Nancy E. McEldowney
Diplomat
c. 1959   US Ambassador to Bulgaria
Bud McFarlane
Government
12-Jul-1937   Iran-Contra figure
Thomas McInerney
Military
1937   Fox News military analyst
Elizabeth D. McKune
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Qatar, 1998-2001
Montgomery Meigs
Military
11-Jan-1945   Military analyst
Richard H. Melton
Diplomat
8-Aug-1935   US Ambassador to Brazil, 1989-93
William Dale Montgomery
Diplomat
1945   US Ambassador to the Balkans
Thomas Niles
Diplomat
22-Sep-1939   US Ambassador to Greece, 1993-97
Richard B. Norland
Diplomat
c. 1955   US Ambassador to Uzbekistan
Robert B. Oakley
Diplomat
12-Mar-1931   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1988-91
Peter Pace
Military
5-Nov-1945   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2005-07
B. Lynn Pascoe
Diplomat
7-Jul-1943   UN Under Secy. Gen. for Political Affairs
Roger D. Pierce
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Cape Verde
Kenneth Pollack
Scholar
1966   Brookings Institution
Charles A. Ray
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Cambodia, 2003-05
Eugene C. Renzi
Military
16-Dec-1933 9-Feb-2008 Army Maj. Gen., ManTech VP
Gregory L. Schulte
Government
c. 1958   US Ambassador to the IAEA, 2005-09
Talcott W. Seelye
Diplomat
6-Mar-1922 8-Jun-2006 US Ambassador to Syria, 1979-81
Hugh Shelton
Military
2-Jan-1942   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1997-2001
Eric Shinseki
Military
28-Nov-1942   US Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Christopher Stevens
Diplomat
Apr-1960 11-Sep-2012 US Ambassador to Libya, killed in raid
Karen B. Stewart
Diplomat
c. 1951   US Ambassador to Belarus
Edward M. Straw
Military
c. 1939   Former US Navy Vice Admiral
John F. Tefft
Diplomat
1949   US Ambassador to Georgia
William C. Trimble
Diplomat
2-May-1907 24-Jun-1996 US Ambassador to Cambodia, 1959-62
Harlan Ullman
Columnist
15-Mar-1941   Shock and Awe
Carol van Voorst
Diplomat
c. 1951   US Ambassador to Iceland, 2006-09
John A. Wickham, Jr.
Military
25-Jun-1928   US Army Chief of Staff, 1983-87
Ross Wilson
Diplomat
1955   US Ambassador to Turkey
Donald Yamamoto
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Ethiopia
Marie L. Yovanovitch
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan
Albert C. Zapanta
Government
c. 1941   US Mexico Chamber of Commerce

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Patricia M. Byrne
Diplomat
1-Jun-1925 23-Nov-2007 US Ambassador to Burma, 1979-83
Patrick L. Clawson
Government
30-Mar-1951   Washington Institute For Near East Policy
Peter Galbraith
Diplomat
31-Dec-1950   The End of Iraq
Robert Gallucci
Diplomat
11-Feb-1946   President, MacArthur Foundation
Melvin A. Goodman
Government
1938   National Insecurity
George A. Joulwan
Military
16-Nov-1939   Supreme Allied Commander, 1993-97
Michael E. Malinowski
Diplomat
1948   US Ambassador to Nepal, 2001-04
Richard Myers
Military
1-Mar-1942   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2001-05
Victoria Nuland
Diplomat
1961   State Department Spokesman
Alvin Toffler
Author
4-Oct-1928   Future Shock
Harlan Ullman
Columnist
15-Mar-1941   Shock and Awe
Richard L. Walker
Scholar
13-Apr-1922 22-Jul-2003 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1981-86
Paul Wolfowitz
Government
22-Dec-1943   President of the World Bank, 2005-07

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Samuel D. Berger
Diplomat
6-Dec-1911 12-Feb-1980 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1961-64
Johnnie Carson
Diplomat
7-Apr-1943   US Asst. Secy. of State for Africa
Selden Chapin
Diplomat
19-Sep-1899 26-Mar-1963 US Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1949-53
Chester A. Crocker
Government
29-Oct-1941   Asst. Secy. State, African Affairs, 1981-89
James B. Foley
Diplomat
4-Apr-1957   US Ambassador to Haiti, 2003-05
Lino Gutierrez
Diplomat
26-Mar-1951   US Ambassador to Argentina, 2003-06
John D. Hickerson
Diplomat
26-Jan-1898 18-Jan-1989 US Ambassador to the Philippines, 1959-61
Bruce Laingen
Diplomat
6-Aug-1922   US Ambassador to Malta, 1977-79
Kathleen Ligocki
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Tower Automotive, 2003-07
Michael E. Malinowski
Diplomat
1948   US Ambassador to Nepal, 2001-04
David G. Newton
Diplomat
13-Nov-1935   US Ambassador to Iraq, 1984-88
Thomas Niles
Diplomat
22-Sep-1939   US Ambassador to Greece, 1993-97
Edward Perkins
Diplomat
8-Jun-1928   US Ambassador to Australia, 1993-96
Robin Raphel
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1997-2000
Monteagle Stearns
Diplomat
5-Dec-1924   US Ambassador to Greece, 1981-85
Marcelle M. Wahba
Diplomat
1948   US Ambassador to the UAE, 2001-04
Edward T. Wailes
Diplomat
16-Feb-1903 25-Jun-1969 US Ambassador to Iran, 1958-61


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