The U.S. military operates many types of schools to train members of the U.S. military, foreign militaries, and civilians in certain fields. The military academies are colleges that train future officers. This book provides a brief overview and history of West Point, U.S Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, National War College (NWC) National Defense University, U.S. Army War College, Naval War College, Air Force Institute of Technology, Air University, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Naval Postgraduate School, Defense Information School, Army Command and Staff College, and the Marine Corps University.