Military Schools in the United States

How many American military academies are there?

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  • Army War College

    Established: 1845 Istanbul

    The Turkish War College, which is the highest center for the Turkish art of war and military sciences, was founded at the end of the first half of the 19th century.

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  • Marine Corps University

    Established: 1989 Quantico, VA

    The Marine Corps University is a group of accredited higher-education schools at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. It reports to the United States Marine Corps Training And Education Command.

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  • National Defense University

    Established: 1966 Taoyuan City

    National Defense University (NDU; Chinese: 國防大學; pinyin: Guófáng Dã xué) is a military academy located in Bade District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

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  • Naval War College

    Established: 1884 Newport, RI

    The Naval War College (NWC or NAVWARCOL) is the staff college and "Home of Thought" for the United States Navy in Newport, Rhode Island.

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  • School of Advanced Military Studies

    Established: 1981 Fort Leavenworth, KS

    The School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) is one of four United States Army schools that make up the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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  • The Air University

    Established: 1920 Montgomery, AL

    The Air University is a component of the United States Air Force's Air Education and Training Command, headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The Air University is the U.S. Air Force's primary center for ...

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  • United States Air Force Academy

    Established: 1954 Colorado Springs, CO

    The United States Air Force Academy, is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs.

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  • United States Coast Guard Academy

    Established: 1876 New London, CT

    Founded in 1876, the United States Coast Guard Academy is the military academy of the United States Coast Guard. Located in New London, Connecticut, it is the smallest of the five federal service academies.

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  • United States Merchant Marine Academy

    Established: 1943 Kings Point, NY

    The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States service academies. It is charged with training officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, and the transportation industry.

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  • United States Military Academy

    Established: 1802 West Point, NY

    The United States Military Academy at West Point, also known as West Point, Army, The Academy or simply The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York.

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