Vice President, National Defense University Commandant, War College
VADM Chang, Chieh
The symbol of the War College features with Tai-Chi, national flower, emblems of the R.O.C. Army, Navy and Air Force, representing unexhausted changes of operational art, and showing a deep and wide-ranging thinking essence.The symbol is centered with a Ta-Chi picture, which echoes the long-lasting history of the National Defense University and displaying a Chinese traditional "mutual help and immortal fertillity". On the top, it is the national flower, which represents unwavering integrity. The emblems of the R.O.C. Army, Navy and Air Force surround the symbol to represent the joint operations education of the War College.
Founded on December 1, 1969, the War College (under former Armed Forces University) is the capstone military education program in the R.O.C. Armed Forces. The College first was located in Taipei City and moved with the Armed Forces University to Long-Tan, Tao-Yuan County. On December 1, 2000, it was renamed strategic Division of the Military Science College, NDU and resumed the War College on September 1, 2006. The War College was relocated to Bade Barracks in July 2007 and responsible for strategic-level military education.
1.Developing commanders and staff officers with military strategic thinking and theater campaigning capacity.
2.Developing commanders and staff officers with joint operations planning and execution capacity.
3.Developing force-building and force employment doctrines.
1.Developing basic capacity for military strategic “force-building” and theater strategic “force employment”.
2.providing a way of thinking with clear logic and effective decision-making capacity.
3.Building deep understanding to principles and command capability on joint operations.
4.Developing officers capable of serving different key positions and managing various crises.
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1.Thinking the force-building and readiness issues with a broad perspective while facing a changing world.
2.Capable of researching defense and military issues.
3.Developing professional strategic instructors with military inquiry capacity.
4.Receiving civilian master of art degree and gaining ability to continue PhD study.