Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Director: Mr. Charles D. Lutes

Established in 1994, CSWMD is a special component of the National Defense University and reports to the president of the University.

CSWMD prepares U.S. national security leaders to address the challenges posed by weapons of mass destruction through education, research, and outreach activities across the full spectrum of WMD issues.

The center provides cutting-edge research on the impact of WMD on U.S. and global security to sponsors in the national security community, and has been designated by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the primary focal point for WMD education in the joint professional military education system.