Mission and Vision Statement

Inter-American Defense College

The Inter-American Defense College (IADC), located on Fort Lesley J. McNair, was formally opened on 9 October 1962 when the Honorable Dean Rusk, then Secretary of State of the United States, presented the building and furnishings donated by the United States Government.



To prepare military, national police and civilian government officials from member and observer states of the OAS to assume senior strategic-level positions within their governments, through graduate and advanced-level academic programs in defense, security, and related disciplines focused on the hemisphere.




To be recognized as the premier academic institution in defense and security of the hemisphere.

Established in 1962

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Inter-American Defense College

210 B Street Suite 1

Fort McNair Washington, DC 20319-5008


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