To be a centre of excellence on naval/joint military operations and maritime security studies in the sub-region.
To develop senior naval leaders and equivalent from other Services as Operational Level Commanders with thorough appreciation of complex national security problems, who are prepared to make sound decisions in the application of maritime force as a policy option.
The phenomena of technological advancement and globalization have combined to make the 21st Century highly fluid and unpredictable. Consequently, organizations constantly pursue avenues of improving their corporate security and survival.
One of avenues is to enhance the capacity of the employees to understand the complexities of their operating environment and achieve organizational goals. In line with this, the Naval War College Nigeria (NWCN) was conceptualized to enhance the operational capacities combined with sound leadership philosophy of senior naval officers to respond effectively to the complexities of Nigeria’s maritime environment.