About the IWC.

Irregular Warfare Center

The IWC serves as the central mechanism for developing the Department of Defense’s (DOD) irregular warfare knowledge and advancing the Department's understanding of irregular warfare concepts and doctrine in collaboration with key allies and partners.

Mission

Our mission is to AMPLIFY and collaborate to build an innovative and adaptable global networked IW community of interest; To Strategically ILLUMINATE current and future irregular threats, crises, and obstacles; and to ADDRESS current and future irregular threats to the US, allies, and partners by providing optionality.

* Transform the global strategic mindset by coupling conventional combat power with diverse IW methodologies through academic instruction and analytic research to provide options to current and emerging threats.

Vision

Development of a unified effort across the DOD, U.S. Interagency (IA) and multi-national partners that leverage IW capabilities as a core competency across all components of national defense & resiliency strategy.

Relationship to the Six DOD Regional Centers

IWC serves as the only global DOD center which works in close collaboration to amplify regional centers’ IW efforts.

Authority

Authority provided in section 1299L of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (10 U.S.C. 342 note; Public Law 116-283)