The Royal College of Defence Studies
The Royal College of Defence Studies is an internationally-renowned institution and component of the United Kingdom's National Defence Academy. It is committed to achieving its mission in an invigorating environment, which inspires study, stimulates thought and stirs debate; in which the views of others are respected and lasting friendships made; and which, through contact and exchange of information and ideas amongst Members from many nations and different backgrounds, provides a unique and enriching experience for all.
The RCDS Mission is:
To prepare senior officers and officials of the United Kingdom and other countries and future leaders from the private and public sectors for high responsibilities in their respective organisations, by developing their analytical powers, knowledge of defence and international security, and strategic vision.