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WMD Education Advocacy

With its deep bench of WMD experts, ability to conduct policy-relevant research and advising,  the WMD Center not only offers first-class education to the deterrence and countering WMD communities, but advocates for the integration of WMD lessons into Professional Military Education for all Department leaders and the specific education of WMD related specialists. The goal of which it to grow “WMD Fluency” in the Department of Defense.

Noting the pressing need to meet the demands of rapidly evolving requirements that are designed to achieve “intellectual overmatch,” and cognizant of the ongoing public debate about improving the “rigor” of JPME educational offerings, the WMD Center uses its unique role as the Chairman’s Focal Point for WMD Education to host   a much needed venue to discuss and share best practices in WMD education, The WMD Center has re-envisioned, rebranded and relaunched what was formerly a cosponsored education consortium as the WMD Educator Forum, with a first meeting on 14-15 April 2021.  

Recent Events & Publications


| May 6, 2021

Spotlight Webinar: The Future of WMD

Featuring John P. Caves, Jr. and W. Seth Carus

Join us on May 20 for a CSWMD Spotlight Webinar discussion on the future of WMD with John Caves and Seth Carus.



Joint Force Development | April 7, 2021

Nuclear Posture Review Implementing Guidance Task 20 (Professional Military Education)

Joint Staff J-7

Task #20 of the implementing guidance for the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) directs the Chairman



| June 6, 2018

WMD Education Consortium Workshop

The Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University hosted a CWMD Education Community Consortium (ECC) workshop on 6 June 2018.