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National Defense College Abu Dhabi

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National Defense College Abu Dhabi

College name National Defense College Abu Dhabi
Director's name Dr John R Ballard (Dean)
Executive body or owner General Command of the UAE Armed Forces
Date founded September 2013
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Type of institute government college
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Postal address Abu Dhabi, UAE
Curriculum UAE military
Qualifications Masters, Doctorate
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05 Dec 2013 (WAM): UAE National Defense College officially opened. Website, contact details, location map, not supplied. Please send information and updates to

14 May 2013: Dr John R Ballard from the USA announced as new founding head of the National Defense College (NDC) in Abu Dhabi. He leaves his current positions as Dean of Faculty at the National War College and Professor of Strategic Studies at the NWC in Washington DC.

30 Dec 2012 (WAM): Federal Law No 1 of 2012 announced, establishing the UAE College of National Defence with headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Chairman will be the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, currently is General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Board members will include senior UAE government personnel. The college will train military and civilian leaders for UAE defense and security. Courses offered will include masters and doctorate degrees in strategic and security studies. Opening date expected to be Aug or Sep 2013. Location, contact details not supplied.

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