With the Governmental Order 669 under the title of “Taking Precautions within the State of Emergency and Foundation of National Defense University and some other Amendments”, National Defense University (NDU) was founded on July 31, 2016. With the same Governmental Order, the Law of War Academies was repealed and Military High Schools were closed.
Prof.Dr. Erhan AFYONCU was appointed as the Rector of National Defense University, with the Presidential Order 2016/97 on October 4, 2016.
With the order of Ministry of National Defense on October 25, 2016, all personnel, estates and assets of Military Academies, Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Colleges, Non-Commissioned Officer Military Band College, repealed Command of War Academies and Military High Schools were given to the order of the Rectorate of National Defense University.
With the Law 6756 about “The Enactment of the Governmental Order under the title of Taking Precautions within the State of Emergency and Foundation of National Defense University and some other Amendments” on November 9, 2016, the Governmental Order 669 was enacted.
The organizational structure of National Defense University was established with the decree of the Cabinet 2016/9522 on November 14, 2016 and promulgated in the Official Gazette on November 25, 2016 . With the order of the Ministry of National Defense on January 6, 2017, Vice Rectors were appointed and a Secretary General was assigned. Starting from January 9, 2017, the Rectorate of National Defense University went into action in the campus of repealed Command of War Academies in Yenilevent/İSTANBUL.
The Organizational Structure of NDU Rectorate Headquarter was certified with the order of the Ministry of National Defense on February 3, 2017. The Organization, Structure and Personnel Governing Regulation of the Rectorate Headquarter was issued to subordinate units within the order of National Defense University on February 15, 2017.