The Cormorant Club is open to
all graduates and staff of the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC)
and its predecessors. It aims to build and support alumni networks and
contribute to conversation and debate on defence related topics.
The club was founded in 1947 by
the members of the first Joint Services Staff College (JSSC) course, to
maintain contact between those officers who had passed through the college,
including US and Commonwealth officers. When the JSSC closed, the Cormorant
Club continued as the alumni association for the National Defence College (NDC)
and the Joint Services Defence College (JSDC). The club now has just under 7,000
The club produces an annual
magazine, 'The Cormorant', which is funded by membership contributions and distributed
free to members. The Cormorant helps members to keep abreast of developments
within the college and in the lives of other JSCSC alumni.
The club also holds an annual
reunion dinner, advertised on the alumni events page, to which all Cormorants
are warmly invited.