Provided by NDU:

  • Malaria chemoprophylaxis, if required, will be prescribed by the NDU Command Surgeon and hand-delivered to Capstone Fellows on the day of departure for the overseas field studies.

*Sleep medication (Ambien) will not be prescribed by the NDU Command Surgeon.  If Capstone Fellows anticipate that they will require sleep medications to help them adjust to a new time / schedule, we recommend that they discuss and obtain those medications from their primary medical provider.  Historically, a prescription of 10 to 12 doses of Ambien (5mg or 10 mg) has been prescribed to Capstone Fellows traveling to EUCOM, AFRICOM, CENTCOM, or PACOM.  Historically no Ambien has been prescribed for Capstone Fellows traveling within the Western Hemisphere.  

CLICK HERE for documentation from the NDU Health Directorate that can be provided to your primary medical provider regarding sleep medication.  

Class 23-1 requirements


  • Malaria Prophylaxis, if required by the CoCom, will NOT be provided by NDU, please arrive with the required doses.
  • Bring your own insect repellent and sunscreen and hand sanitizer
  • Bring 5 weeks worth of any personal medications

Click here for EUROPE requirements

Click here for SWA requirements

 ** Questions concerning the immunizations can be referred to the NDU Physician’s office at 202-685-4750 **