William & Mary has a deep and abiding commitment to public service. We’ve been training global leaders since our founding in 1693 as an overseas campus sponsored by King William and Queen Mary in England. General George Washington (licensed as a surveyor by W&M) served as our first Chancellor. Today, we are honored to have The Honorable Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D ’98 in that most significant role. William & Mary alumni are found at the highest levels in U.S. federal government agencies. We work hard to earn our reputation as a government- and military-friendly university. Above all, you’ll see us living and breathing our values.
We've got friends in all the right places.
As part of our university-wide mission, we are honored to work with incredible friends and partners who each have unique skill sets and capabilities with respect to national security. Some of our university partners-in-crime are represented here. Looking for the world’s authority on Chinese development aid? Look no further than AidData. How about climate resilience? That’s the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.