Internationally-renowned military historian Sir Hew Strachan offered the commencement address during the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Winter Quarter Commencement Ceremony in King Auditorium, March 31. The university said farewell to 278 graduates, including 11 international students from nine nations, earning 282 advanced degrees during the ceremony.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) welcomed Leanne Caret, Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company and President/CEO of its Defense, Space & Security (BDS) division for its latest Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL), March 7, in King Auditorium. Caret shared her insights on inspired leadership with university students, faculty and staff, and her views on what makes an effective leader.
For the first time since 2014, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) welcomed Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., now Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, to discuss his views and perspectives with NPS students, faculty and staff during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) in King Auditorium, March 2. During his 75-minute presentation, Harris focused on the importance of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, which he said is “inextricably linked to America’s future prosperity and security.”
Catherine Stihler, member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Rector of the University of St. Andrews, offered her unique insights into the United Kingdom’s (UK) departure from the European Union (EU) during a guest lecture with NPS students and faculty in Glasgow Hall, Feb. 6.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry spoke to NPS students, faculty and staff in King Auditorium on the complexity of China and the history that has developed China’s current strategic goals, during the latest Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture series, Jan. 18.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) welcomed former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates to the university for a candid discussion of his perspective on global issues, Jan. 5, kicking off the 2017 NPS Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture series. Dr. John Arquilla, chair of the NPS Department of Defense Analysis, moderated the discussion before a packed house of students, faculty and distinguished guests in King Auditorium.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) said farewell to 326 graduates, including 39 international students from 16 nations, earning 328 advanced degrees during its Fall Quarter Commencement Ceremony at King Auditorium, Dec. 16.
In support of National Computer Science Education Week, NPS Department of Applied Mathematics Associate Professor Dr. Ralucca Gera helped plan a series of educational events for 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders at nearby Bay View Academy (BVA) Elementary School in Monterey. With collaborative efforts from NPS faculty and staff, BVA teachers, local organizations and parent volunteers, students were introduced to the fundamentals of computer science and coding through a program called Computer Science Unplugged.
A team of faculty and researchers from NPS’ Advanced Robotic Systems Engineering Laboratory (ARSENL), along with various other educational and DOD institutions, successfully tested a 10 versus 10 drone swarm during a Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) event at Camp Roberts, Calif., Nov. 3. In 2017, ARSENL plans to test swarm capabilities with a larger swarm.
Texas Ranger Maj. J.D. Robertson, the first ever Texas Ranger to walk the halls of NPS, looks the part of the unyielding, ‘Lone Star’ lawman. His stature is straight and tall; his eyes are fixed, steel blue. His well-proportioned frame is topped off just how one would think it would be, with an impeccable cattleman’s, fur felt hat – not a cowboy hat.
Dallas Police Department Officer Maj. Stephen “Max” Geron has been a busy man since graduating from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).
NPS’ undersea warfare program is experiencing an influx of students from allied foreign nations, many from countries along the strategic Pacific Rim.
Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), addressed students, staff and faculty during an NPS Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) in King Auditorium, Oct. 18.
A growing number of senior naval officers are turning to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Executive Master of Business Admiration (EMBA) degree program to meet their graduate education needs despite the rigorous demands and back-breaking tempo that comes with serving in the Navy’s most challenging leadership positions.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) bid farewell to 384 graduating students from every branch of military service, including 28 foreign officers from 10 nations, earning 387 graduate degrees, during the Summer Quarter Commencement Ceremony in the university’s King Auditorium, Sept. 23.
Dr. Steven R. Lerman officially assumed the duties of Naval Postgraduate School Provost and Academic Dean, Aug. 29. Lerman comes to the university with more than 40 years of experience in higher education, most recently serving as The George Washington University’s Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) was saddened to learn of the passing of former university provost and long-time NPS Board of Advisors (BOA) member, Dr. Jack Borsting, Aug. 16.
The U.S. Marine Force Reserve (MARFORRES) is one of several agencies that need to take quick action when hurricane-force storms are barreling down on the Gulf Coast, and leadership turned to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to help build the tools to keep them ready.
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John M. Richardson visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to help celebrate the achievements of the university’s 2016 Spring Quarter graduates, but while at the university, he took a moment to discuss one of the key lines of effort in his Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority … high-velocity learning.
Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Thomas Friedman visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and shared insights from his latest book, “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide for How to Thrive in the Age of Accelerations” at Ingersoll Hall, June 24
Last year, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) set a world record by flying a swarm of 50 autonomous drones all controlled by a single operator. Now, NPS and Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) are daring some of the best coders and hackers in Silicon Valley to break into them.
“The judge said, ‘If the Lieutenant j.g. had veered left instead of right he could have killed someone. In my mind he got behind the wheel equivalent of being drunk … and I blame you for this, you’re his supervisor, you’re responsible if you’re in a leadership position,’” recalled retired Capt. John Cordle. “That made it personal, he was as mad at me as he was at him.”
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) said farewell to 343 graduates including 48 international students from 23 nations earning 346 advanced degrees during its Spring Quarter Commencement Ceremony at King Auditorium, June 17.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), under the direction of Distinguished Professor Brij Agrawal with the university’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has successfully completed the development of a $3 million High-Energy Laser Beam Control Research Testbed (HBCRT).
Naval leaders industry experts and guests from 12 countries converged on the 12th International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium held at the Embassy Suites in Seaside California May 24 to 26.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has been at the forefront of the Navy’s efforts to provide its officers with a defense-focused graduate education for decades.
National and international leaders in the field of defense acquisition converged upon Monterey, Calif. to attend the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) 13th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, May 4-5.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and its innovative faculty have begun to see their hard work bear fruit with a series of new patents highlighting the diversity of student, faculty led research endeavors ongoing at the university.
Retired Navy Capt. Paul Rinn, first commanding officer (CO) of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), addressed Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) in King Auditorium, April 19.
A young Gloria White arrived at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) nearly four decades ago, looking for a job opportunity. In the time eight presidents have been in office, Gloria was helping people at NPS. Now retired, White begins a new chapter in her life, and she has big plans.
The Naval Postgraduate School hosts the annual International Day celebration this Saturday, April 23, on the Academic Quad. University students from 30 countries around the world, including Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan and Australia, will be sharing their distinctive cultures through authentic cuisine, activities, dancing and much more.
An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is taking advantage of the Navy’s large-scale exercise in the Arctic circle, teaming up with members of Submarine Forces Atlantic (SUBLANT) among others to participate in Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored 301 graduates during its Winter Quarter Commencement Ceremony at King Auditorium, March 25. The graduates included representatives from every branch of the U.S. military as well as Department of Defense (DOD) civilians and 17 international students from 10 partnered or allied nations.
Former Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Richard Danzig addressed NPS students, faculty and staff during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture at King Auditorium, Feb. 9. Danzig, who served as the 71st Secretary of the Navy, offered insight into the national security implications of digital insecurity.
When the winners of the Secretary of the Navy Innovation Awards were announced, Feb. 8, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) was well represented among the honorees. NPS alumnus Lt. Brendan Geoghegan was named winner of the Innovation Scholar (Professional Military Education) Category for his thesis research while a student on campus. Similarly, Lt. Clay Greunke received an honorable mention for his student thesis, and members of university’s Advanced Robotics Systems Engineering Laboratory (ARSENL) were recognized with an honorable mention.
Former Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis student Navy Lt. Deward Cummings was awarded a patent for his “Explosive Storage System,” Jan. 12. His invention reveals a novel technique for building inexpensive explosive containment systems using local materials in hopes of mitigateing the deadly effects of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW).
Students and faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are contributing to U.S. efforts to counter terrorism with the weapons they understand best – graduate education and research.
In an attempt to meet the educational needs of some of the Navy's most highly-trained officers, the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) offers a graduate education program for nuclear trained officers that leverages both specialized nuclear training and defense-focused graduate education.
Rocky Mountain Institute CEO Dr. Amory Lovins offered NPS students, faculty and staff his views on the rapidly changing environment of the energy industry, during the latest Defense Energy Seminar in Glasgow Hall, Dec. 4. Lovins compared the impact of today’s renewable energy sources on the oil, gas and electricity industries, with the impact of the invention of the light bulb on the whaling and kerosene industries of more than 150 years ago.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) said farewell to 331 graduates earning 333 degrees from every U.S. branch of military service and from 29 countries during its fall Quarter Graduation Ceremony at King Auditorium, Dec. 18.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student U.S. Army Maj. Dennis “DJ” Skelton, of Elk Point, South Dakota, has been given a rather unfortunate moniker, one he likely would prefer not to have. In 2011, following devastating injuries suffered in combat and a fervent drive to rehabilitate and return to his Soldiers on the front lines years later, he was coined the “Most Wounded Commander in U.S. Military History.”
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Lt. Cmdr. Korban Blackburn is developing an optimization tool dubbed the Optimized Transit Tool Easy Reference (OTTER), which has the potential to save the Navy millions in fuel costs.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) doctoral student Donna A. Dulo is the lead author and editor of “Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: Critical Issues, Technology and the Law,” published by the American Bar Association. The rapid advancement of unmanned aerial vehicles has led to wide gaps in existing law and policy, providing Dulo with just the motivation she needed to advance the conversation.
On April 29, 2010 Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and then Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead moved forward with an ambitious plan to integrate female officers on submarines and other naval vessels. Nearly a year later, the CNO issued a naval instruction permitting Navy detailers to assign female officers to a wide-array of surface vessels and designated submarines.
James B. “Brent” Logan received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for DOD Students from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for the 2015 summer quarter.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), along with a packed house of faculty, family, friends and well-wishers, said farewell to 330 graduating students earning 335 degrees during NPS’ Summer Quarter Commencement ceremony in the university’s King Auditorium, Sept. 25.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Intern Julian Brown is just 21 years old, but don’t let his young age and boyish charm fool you. He is a serious scientist and is working to build a star tracking system at NPS designed to help very small satellites determine their orientation in space.
NPS’ Advanced Robotic Systems Engineering Laboratory (ARSENL) successfully flew its ultimate goal of 50 autonomous UAVs simultaneously, Aug. 27, breaking their previous record of 30 set just five weeks ago.
Education and collaboration are important components to keeping the nation’s border secure,
Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol (CBP) Michael J. Fisher told students of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Executive Leaders Program (ELP), Aug. 12.
A select group of seven Naval Postgraduate School students will soon be working directly for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) on some of the biggest issues facing the Navy thanks to their selection to this year’s CNO Strategic Studies Group.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus and retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michael C. Vitale shared a career of lessons learned in innovation with NPS students during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) at King Auditorium, Aug. 11. During the SGL, Vitale received the NPS Distinguished Alumni Award from President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route.
NPS’ Center for Interdisciplinary, Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS) once again spent several weeks on location in Oklahoma with its MWR-05XP Mobile Weather Radar Truck chasing tornados in hopes of advancing the predictability of these dangerous storms.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Operations Research Associate Professor Nita Shattuck’s long struggle to improve the amount and quality of Sailor rest at sea has led to the creation of a new online portal. Focused on “Crew Endurance,” the website offers Navy leaders a variety of tools that Shattuck hopes will be used to improve the sleep and operational effectiveness of deployed Sailors and others, around the world.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently welcomed incoming Chief of Staff, Navy Capt. Anthony Parisi to the university. And while Parisi is new to the chief of staff position, he is not new to NPS. He graduated from NPS’ Department of National Security Affairs in the 90s.
There are nearly 100 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) interns on the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus this summer, and NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route and Provost Dr. Douglas A. Hensler held an informal gathering, July 2, to get to know some of these budding scientists, and discuss the experiences awaiting them.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus Georgian Army Col. Giorgi Jachvadze has managed a series of reforms within the Georgian Ministry of Defense (MOD) that have effectively overhauled the Georgian military personnel system, and directly credits his NPS education for giving him the knowledge to make the aggressive changes.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus Cmdr. William Crane along with NPS Professor Jim Newman, NPS Associate Professor Marcello Romano and NPS alumnus Paul Oppenheimer, an engineer with Naval Research Laboratories, were recently issued a patent for a novel release actuator, the Micro-coupling Active Release Mechanism, that may one day be used aboard satellites and other spacecraft.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) welcomed Deputy Secretary of Defense and NPS alumnus the honorable Robert O. Work to its Summer Quarter Graduation ceremony, June 19. Work addressed a graduating class comprised of some 290 graduates from every U.S. branch of service, and 19 countries, earning 296 advanced degrees.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) welcomed a who’s who list of the nation’s leading acquisition professionals to the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy’s (GSBPP) 12th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, May 13-14. The annual symposium brings together acquisition leaders and experts from around the world to discuss the latest developments in acquisition research and policy.
The Cyber Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) broke in its new high-tech Cyber Battle Lab with an international cyber capture the flag competition that pitted 60 teams from around the world against each other on a virtual battlefield, April 13. The lab provided an unclassified venue for students and researchers to collaborate in the realm of cyber defense and beyond.
Pictured is Systems Engineering students Navy Lt. Ross Eldred, Lt, Robert Smith, Lt. Jordan White, Lt. Patrick Stone and Lt. Shannon Buckley at the Roman Plunge Reflecting pool, May 2.
An estimated 4,000-plus guests attended NPS’ International Day celebration, April 25. Organized by the university’s International Executive Committee (IEC), NPS opens its doors to the local community to showcase the more than 40 countries that are represented within its student body.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Littoral Operations Center (LOC) hosted the 2nd Annual Wargame Planning Session at Ingersoll Hall, April 23-24.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) systems engineering student U.S. Navy Lt. David J. Cummings is studying the viability of open source software for use across the Department of Defense (DOD) with unmanned aerial systems. He presented his efforts to students, faculty and staff during the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Researches (CRUSER) 4th annual Technical Continuum (TechCon) on the university campus, April 8.
Retired Rear Adm. Wendi B. Carpenter provided Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students with a window into her career of logistical expertise and life-cycle cost analysis during an NPS Enrichment Week seminar on “The Importance of Cost” in Halligan Hall, March 24.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard spent a day at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), April 3, to offer the latest Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL), and to learn first-hand about some of the university’s unique educational programs and research initiatives.
Recent Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus U.S. Air Force Maj. Creighton Mullins of River Ridge, Louisiana was named a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), March 25. The prestigious medal, which honors the contributions made by both immigrants and their descendants, will be presented to Mullins during a ceremony at Ellis Island in May.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored some 334 graduates from 17 countries earning 335 advanced degrees during its Winter Quarter Commencement Ceremony in King Auditorium, March 27. NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route presided over the ceremony.
NPS defense analysis students and Civil Affairs (CA) officers, U.S. Army Majs. Sam Hayes and Ken Nguyen, organized a Design Thinking workshop, March 3-6, for the thesis capstone project in Dr. Nancy Roberts’ course. The workshop, entitled “Bridging the Great Civil Affairs Divide,” brought together members across the CA community to address their design challenge—what should civil affairs look like in 2025?
After a long hiatus following the cold war, the Navy has once again turned to NPS to educate Naval strategists. NPS curriculum 688, Strategic Studies, will now train board-selected officers to receive the 2301P performance code.
Former Navy intelligence officer turned academic, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Assistant Professor Erik Dahl teaches at both NPS, and at its Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). Dahl’s expertise is focused largely on domestic security, and what he describes as the “balance between security and liberty” that is found at “the intersection of intelligence, terrorism and homeland security.”
NPS welcomed command teams from throughout the fleet and beyond to the largest Strategic Planning for Execution: Assessment and Risk (SPEAR) Workshop to date through its Center for Executive Education (CEE), Jan 27. Some 55 senior participants attended the workshop in order to hone their strategic planning skills, with a focus on risk mitigation.
Adm. Michael Rogers, Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, took advantage of a recent trip to California to stop by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Feb. 4. Rogers’ goal … to engage the intellectual capital within university students and faculty focused on the cyber disciplines in an effort to spur interest and draw upon expertise in what has increasingly become a primary front in the war of not just ideas, but of network terrain and critical infrastructure.
USS America, the first of the America-class amphibious assault ships, is an engineering wonder. With a displacement of 45,000 tons, the America is as large as many allied nation aircraft carriers. Her wonder extends within her hull as well, supported by a technologically-advanced “green” power plant that is projected to save an average of $15 million in fuel costs every six months. And when the Navy looked for leaders to take the America’s helm, it chose graduates from the prestigious Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Dudley Knox Library (DKL) launched its completely redesigned website, Dec. 28, with site administrators confident the new site will better enable its NPS student and faculty users to be more successful learners, researchers and educators.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) conferred advanced degrees upon hundreds of honored graduates during its quarterly Graduation Ceremony, Dec. 19. Uniquely, though, this Fall Quarter’s 352 graduates were recognized in split ceremonies in the Barbara McNitt Ballroom in the university’s Herrmann Hall, due to renovations in King Auditorium.
November is National Military Family Appreciation Month (NMFAM). For one month out of the year, the Department of Defense recognizes the families of the men and women who have stepped forward to serve our country. But for the Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) program, the appreciation is year-round.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn “Kate” Hermsdorfer, graduating this Fall Quarter in the university’s Meteorology and Physical Oceanography curricula (METOC), was recently recognized for academic excellence by Oceanographer of the Navy, Rear Adm. Jonathan W. White, for work that she is conducting at NPS on unmanned vehicles.
A critical necessity with the Naval Postgraduate School’s fleet-driven degree programs is relevancy to the Navy’s current issues and needs. But in a constantly evolving security environment, staying on top of those requirements can be exceedingly challenging.
The Navy’s top Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) spoke to a group of approximately 200 student and staff SWOs during a visit to the Naval Postgraduate School, Nov. 14. Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, assumed his current command in early August, and said he immediately had one priority in mind—warfighting.
Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is supported by the Department of Defense. The DOD’s national campaign raises awareness about disability employment issues while celebrating the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy – Energy, Installations and Environment retired Vice Adm. Dennis McGinn traveled to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Oct. 29, to see first hand the work that students and faculty are doing to meet Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ call for “game-changing approaches to energy” that will transform the service’s dependence on fossil fuels.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Navy Adm. Mike Mullen was recently inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for “for applying engineering methods in developing and executing offensive and defensive strategies for the U.S. Navy.”
Visitors to the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS) are likely to be struck by two things, the odd-looking aircraft and instrumentation that dominate the center’s hangar, and the fact that despite the very serious work that occurs at CIRPAS, its world-class research team does not take itself too seriously.
Associate Counsel, Intellectual Property Attorney Lisa Norris, and her assistant, Paralegal Kate Black-Will, are an Army of two, with a singular mission to protect the intellectual property of NPS students and faculty.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s latest class of new alumni celebrated the culmination of their studies, Sept. 26, during the university’s quarterly graduation ceremony in King Auditorium. The 400-strong Summer Quarter 2014 graduating class included members of the Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force as well as some 163 DOD civilians, first responders and 35 international officers.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Navy Ens. Chris Fussman recently presented findings to U.S. Navy leadership in the Pentagon that refutes some common misconceptions surrounding the use of ship-borne, high-power lasers, an area of research with important implications to naval strategists.
“I was always told that it was a career killer, and I for one am gratified that we are proving otherwise,” said Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Dobrydney, commanding officer of Marine Wing Communications Squadron – 18 at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan.
As the largest partner in Hartnell College’s summer internship program, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) enjoyed an undeniable presence during Hartnell’s latest Internship Symposium, Aug. 22. More importantly, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Symposium showcased the impact of what can happen when NPS and other entities partner with the local college community.
If you have a received a student award or participated in the America’s Heroes Charity Golf Tournament, chances are you have rubbed elbows with one of the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) long-time supporters, the NPS Foundation.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David K. Heebner returned to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to speak to the university’s students, faculty and staff, August 13, as a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecturer. An icon in air missile defense circles and current senior executive for General Dynamics corporation, the 1976 operations research/systems analysis graduate was welcomed back to campus with the university’s prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award, presented by NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route in King Auditorium following Heebner’s address.
When the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) needed to assess the overall cost-effectiveness of a cold-formed steel mobile factory for Navy applications in a real-world environment, they turned to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Information Sciences Lecturer Brian Steckler and two students from the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy. Steckler and his students responded, traveling to Southeast Asia during the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) operations to perform a comprehensive financial and business case assessment that put the system to the test.
Military Advisor for the Brazil Minister of Defense, Vice Admiral Almir Garnier Santos of the Federal Republic of Brazil Navy was presented with the Naval Postgraduate School’s Distinguished Alumni Award during a brief ceremony, August 7. The award recognizes NPS graduates who demonstrate extraordinary leadership, have achieved an accomplished career in military service, and for continued support of graduate education and of NPS.
Visitors to the Naval Postgraduate School campus can often be seen touring the institution’s well-known administration building, Herrmann Hall, admiring its distinctive architecture and compelling craftsmanship and public art. And thanks to the efforts of NPS Dudley Knox Library Special Collections Manager John Sanders, the university’s dynamic history and that of the former Hotel Del Monte it resides in, will now permanently be on display for all in the new NPS Welcome and Historic Center.
The National Research Council (NRC) completed its comprehensive review of specialized military graduate education in the Department of Defense, and the final report, released late June, has awarded high marks to the Naval Postgraduate School, noting its value to the nation is far greater than its costs.
It’s no secret that women are historically under-represented in the STEM disciplines, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and have been for some time. Since 1990, the National Research Council’s standing Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine has been charged with monitoring and advocating for action to increase the number of women entering the STEM workforce.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored some 313 graduates earning 318 advanced degrees during its Spring Quarter Graduation Ceremony at King Auditorium, June 20.
Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe, a 1995 graduate of the special operations/low intensity conflict (SOLIC) curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), has been named the next President of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Over the past several years, the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program has become a popular curriculum for Navy and Department of Defense commands seeking to provide advanced education for mid-management personnel, especially DOD civilians, looking to advance their skills in the unique realm of defense management.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professor Alex Bordetsky recently brought together an international team of students; U.S., Polish and Norwegian Special Forces (SF), NATO observers and industry representatives to conduct an international Weapons of Mass Destruction Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (WMD ISR) experimentation program at sites throughout Northwest Poland, May 6-12.
The Senate confirmed Robert O. Work, a retired Marine Corps colonel and NPS alumnus, to be the next deputy secretary of defense.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Honorable Juan M. Garcia III, traveled to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus to serve as guest speaker for the investiture of university President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route during a traditional academic ceremony in King Auditorium, April 23.
U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and spoke at length to students, faculty and staff in King Auditorium, April 4.
U.S Ambassador Frank Urbancic, a regional attaché with the State Department’s non-proliferation office, recently traveled with a contingent of Moroccan border security professionals to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for a two-week seminar dedicated to, amongst other things, state responses to extremism and religiously motivated violence.
Lt. Eric Priest, an NPS mechanical engineering alumnus now stationed at the Navy Recruiting Command in Millington, Tenn., recently met Phil Jones, the 75-year-old recipient of Priest’s bone marrow thanks to a transplant operation coordinated by the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program.
NPS Provost Dr. Douglas A. Hensler delivered the keynote address at NPS' Winter Quarter Graduation Ceremony in King Auditorium, March 28. NPS honored 316 students from 23 nations earning 323 advanced graduate degrees at the ceremony.
The Naval Postgraduate School hosted a group of high school students from the Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science (MAOS) for an afternoon of activities and demonstrations to encourage pursuit of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
A veteran team of seasoned Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) professionals wrapped up their weeklong Naval Postgraduate School orientation program, March 7, in preparation for the two-year distance learning Executive Master of Business Administration curriculum.
Naval Support Activity (NSA) Monterey's Police Department and civilian emergency services teamed up for an extensive training exercise, February 24-28. Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS) is designed to increase compatibility between military and civilian emergency services through two weeks of crisis response, anti-terrorism and force protection exercises.
Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, head of the United States Southern Command (Southcom), spoke to a packed house of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff in NPS’ King Auditorium, Feb. 19.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark E. Ferguson met with students, faculty, and staff at the Naval Postgraduate School Feb. 12, to discuss strategic perspectives that will impact future naval operations and readiness.
NPS student Lt. Cmdr. Marc Bumatay worked with local service members and volunteers during the NPS Hastily Formed Networks deployment to the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan. Bumatay, a native Filipino, volunteered for the operation through a longtime tradition of communal spirit and cooperation among Filipinos known as “Bayanihan.”
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management - Product Development 21st Century (SEM-PD21) program is working to bring together senior engineering and technical professionals from across the Department of Defense (DOD) and private industry in order to revolutionize the military’s acquisition process.
Operations Research Department Associate Professor Nita Shattuck was awarded the Surface Navy Association (SNA) Literary Award at the SNA Annual Symposium in Springfield, VA, Jan. 15. Shattuck was recognized alongside co-author, retired Navy Capt. John Cordle for their article, A Sea Change in Standing Watch, which addressed the importance of sleep as it applies to operational readiness.
The U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) has embarked on an ambitious international CubeSat program, and turned to the Naval Postgraduate School for help.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored its latest round of graduates during the 2013 Fall Quarter Graduation Ceremony held in King Auditorium, Dec. 20.
Students from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and nearby Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) joined the regional community in welcoming Army Sgt. Brian Jergens and family to their new home during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Hollister, Calif., Dec. 12.
Naval Postgraduate School operations analysis student Lt. John Sprague was officially presented with the Navy League of the United States Vice Adm. Robert F. Batchelder Award by university President, retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route, during a small ceremony in Herrmann Hall, Nov. 19.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) Research Group deployed to the Central Philippines, Nov. 18, to support disaster recovery efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Naval Postgraduate School alumni, Navy Cmdrs. Richard N. Massie and Leif E. Mollo, have been selected to receive the Navy’s coveted Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership, and will be honored during a Pentagon ceremony later this Fall.
The inaugural cohort of the distance learning human systems integration degree program graduated this past quarter and included civilians from the Departments of the Navy and Marine Corps, a Navy officer, and a contractor working with the Department of Defense.
Students and faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are working with NASA scientists 60 feet beneath the ocean’s surface at Florida International University’s Aquarius Habitat on a novel effort that seeks to fundamentally transform the possibilities of human-robot collaboration.
Students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently participated in a warfare innovation workshop designed to challenge students to analyze a series of scenarios wherein U.S. forces are drawn into a conflict in the South China Sea.
Mercury 7 astronaut and NPS alumnus retired Navy Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenter passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, from complications related to a recent stroke.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored 400 students earning 412 graduate degrees during the 2013 Summer Quarter Graduation Ceremony held in King Auditorium, Sept. 27.
Freelance journalist Joshua Foust and University of Denver Visiting Associate Professor Heather M. Roff joined NPS Department of Defense Analysis Assistant Professor Bradley J. Strawser for a unique debate on the ethics of unmanned combat systems.
Following a Naval Postgraduate School course in how to approach seemingly insurmountable problems, Lt. Darryl Diptee was inspired to create the Emotional Vitality Assistant, a smartphone application that provides service members with immediate access to mental health resources.
An emergency management professional from Washington state and a retired New York City police detective are the 2013-14 Center for Homeland Defense and Security Distinguished Alumni Fellows.
When the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently joined regional leaders, educators and students at the Hartnell College Internship Symposium, Aug. 24, the inner workings and broad impact of an ambitious program to partner local college students with leading researchers at the Navy’s prestigious graduate school began to shine.
Fleet and Family Support Center staff Heather Ruppert-Cleary, left, and Katherine Chevalier, right, provide the front lines of defense for the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program across NPS and all Naval Support Activity Monterey tenant activities.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Joint Interagency Field Exploration (JIFX) program brought together more than 400 researchers, scientists, first responders and military personnel, Aug. 5-8, to conduct a flurry of experiments and evaluations at the California National Guard’s Camp Roberts facility in southern Monterey County, Calif.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Distributed Information Systems Experimentation (DISE) research group recently completed an ambitious series of experiments at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake designed to create a mobile Internet architecture that facilitates defense command and control (C2) requirements as well as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) dissemination.
NPS faculty and staff have been working with senior naval flag officers across the service to prepare them for some of the Navy’s most challenging assignments around the world.
Retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route, pictured during his tenure at the Naval War College, was appointed to be the next President of the Naval Postgraduate School by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, July 16.
After completing her thesis in ballistic missile defense (BMD), Lt. Meghan Gray takes a rare opportunity to participate in a multinational BMD exercise held at NPS.
Lt. Cmdr. Autumn Daniel dominated this past quarter’s Naval Postgraduate School graduate awards, honored with four in total including the top award given each quarter, the Monterey Council Navy League Award for Highest Academic Achievement.
Pakistan Air Force Wing Commander Lt. Col. Kashif Jamal Khan, a graduate of the university’s defense analysis program, has earned this past Spring Quarter’s top international student award.
U.S. Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, was inducted into the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Hall of Fame during the university’s Spring Quarter Graduation ceremony, June 21.
Lt. Cmdr. Victor Glover, a 2009 alumnus of the Naval Postgraduate School, was announced as one of only eight new astronauts by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, June 17. Glover becomes NPS’ 41st graduate to become a NASA astronaut, more than any other postgraduate university in the world.
Turkish Air Force Officer 1st Lt. Begum Ozcan has been selected as the Naval Postgraduate School’s spring quarter recipient of the prestigious MORS/Tisdale Award.
Former Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Commander, retired Rear Adm. Terrence E. McKnight shared his experiences fighting pirates in the Gulf of Aden with students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), June 4.
The first cohort of enlisted service members to attend the Naval Postgraduate School’s Master’s of Applied Cyber Operations degree program are preparing to graduate.
Pakistani Air Force Air Commodore Shahid Latif Bajwa will graduate with outstanding thesis honors during the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) upcoming Summer Graduation Ceremony, an honor bestowed upon less than 10 percent of the school’s graduates and the first of its kind to a senior Pakistani officer.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has graduated its first cohort of students through the Master of Cyber Systems and Operations (CSO) degree program, and student-driven research is already showing promise, and producing results.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Executive Education (CEE) provided a four-day course to flag officers and Department of the Navy civilian senior executives, May 6-9, entitled “Leading Innovation.” The course is designed to provide Navy leaders with the skills and mindset to encourage innovation as it relates to organizational success in the Navy.
A large team of Naval Postgraduate School students, along with engineers, technologists, and emergency and first responders, wrapped up the latest edition of the Research & Experimentation for Local & International Emergency & First Responders (RELIEF) field-training exercise in Camp Roberts, Calif., May 10.
The Navy’s fleet has been powered by a broad spectrum of sources over the past two centuries, from wind and coal, to diesel and nuclear. The service has set a determined course for energy independence, a true cultural change in how the Navy, Marine Corps view energy, but to achieve that change, they will need a new breed of energy-intelligent officer.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Mark Ferguson addressed Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff during an all-hands call on the university campus, April 25.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s International Day, a cultural showcase of diversity in the student population, returned to campus with near record crowds as more than 25 countries offered food, faire and information along the campus quad, April 27.
Marine Corps students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are giving back to the local community through a Marine led student-mentoring program, Motivating Others Through Outreach (MOTO).
Dr. Douglas A. Hensler has been selected to serve as the 14th provost of the Naval Postgraduate School the university announced April 11.
Following last year’s NASA student cohort, the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is again proving the degree applies across a broad spectrum of federal agencies. When this year’s class gathered for on campus orientation in March, the current group included yet another contingent from outside the DOD, this time from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM), home to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), was recently awarded two prestigious Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) awards for cultural resource management and installation sustainability.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored 366 students earning 367 advanced graduate degrees during NPS’ Winter Graduation Ceremony at King Auditorium, March 29.
Recent NPS graduates, U.S. Army Majors Charles Ergenbright and Sean Hubbard teamed for their graduate thesis outlining proposed upgrades to high-occupancy facilities and institutions of higher education to minimize the loss of life from active shooters.
Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Linnel developed the Lighthouse Sensitive Site Exploitation application through his studies in the NPS defense analysis program. The app provides a platform for the collection and rapid analysis of intelligence data, and is currently in pilot field-testing.
NPS President’s Student Council aims to get students from all services engaged in the campus community, ensuring that student questions and concerns are heard, and that information handed down by NPS leadership is communicated to the student body.
Late February brought two of the military’s leading energy officials to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus for the Defense Energy Speakers’ Seminar series, part of the university’s comprehensive Defense Energy Program.
Students, faculty and staff from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) conducted Joint Interagency Field Experiment (JIFX) 12-2 with representatives from the Department of Defense’s combatant commands (COCOMs), as well as federal, local and state agencies at Camp Roberts, Calif., Feb. 11-14.
Just over 50 years have passed since the naval postgraduate school awarded Its first degree in management. Since then, the current graduate school of Business and public policy has developed a portfolio of defense-focused, degree Programs to directly address the business needs of the defense enterprise.
Faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) have developed a shipping resupply program that aims to save the Navy millions of dollars in fuel costs.
The most recent graduates from the Naval War College Monterey Program gathered for a ceremony on campus, Jan. 29. Since the program’s inception in 1999, more than 3,000 officers have completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I certification through the partnership while concurrently completing their NPS degrees.
Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited the Naval Postgraduate School, Jan 31.
Marine Corps Maj. Robert Dyer, an active duty Marine and Naval Postgraduate school alumnus, has developed and marketed a nutritional energy shot that he envisioned while deployed to Afghanistan.
Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert met with NPS students, faculty and staff to discuss where the Navy is presently, and where leadership hopes to focus efforts in the future. He took questions from attendees, addressing a range of issues that matter to the Navy community – from budget and resources to the role of training and education for the fleet.
Former Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford visited GSBPP students, Jan. 18, for a special guest lecture on the federal budget. The class also took part in a budget simulation where they were challenged to explore ways to reduce federal debt.
Retired U.S. Navy Capt., motivational author, and former commander of the USS Santa Fe, David Marquet, addressed Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff in the university’s King Auditorium, Jan 15. Marquet gained notoriety across the Navy when he transformed the Santa Fe and its crew from a reputation for failure to award-winning success.
Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, Commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F), spent an afternoon addressing a contingent of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Information Dominance Corps (IDC) students during an all hands call on the university campus, Jan. 8.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation Institute (MOVES), in partnership with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), has developed a graduate-level certificate program that provides health care simulation center directors, staff, users and supporters with state of the art education focused on the theory and practice of health care simulation.
NPS CHDS alumnus, Inglewood Police Lt. James Madia represented his department as planning coordinator and event commander for the transport of the Space Shuttle Endeavour through the streets of Inglewood on its way to the California Science Center.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASN M&RA) Juan M. Garcia joined Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Interim President Rear Adm. Jan E. Tighe in welcoming local community leadership onto campus in an effort to foster improved cooperation, Dec. 19.
As Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Interim President Rear Adm. Jan Tighe moves forward as leader of the institution, she spent a short time with Congressman Sam Farr discussing Navy's commitment to NPS during a campus meeting, Dec. 7.
Under Secretary of the Navy Robert O. Work introduces NPS alumna Rear Adm. Jan Tighe as the university's interim president.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently welcomed Washington Post Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran for the latest installment of the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture series, Nov. 27.
An NPS Executive MBA capstone project leads to the re-establishment of a Search and Rescue unit at Naval Air Station Lemoore.
Acclaimed author and retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt addressed students, faculty and staff during the latest Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture at the Naval Postgraduate School, Nov. 14.
NPS Cyber Systems and Operations student Lt. Jason Hughes was presented the Vice Adm. Richard W. Mayo Award during a small ceremony, Nov. 5.
More than 240 girls from grades 5-10 gathered Saturday, Oct. 27, at NPS’ Monterey campus for the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference meant to promote interest in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The event included a series of hands-on workshops that exposed the students to possible careers or studies in STEM.
NPS Operations Research (OR) student Marine Corps Maj. David Coté centered his thesis work on developing a mathematical model for predicting treatment retention and program completion for veterans participating in an addiction treatment program.
Nigerian Army Lt. Col. Umar Aminu, a student at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), believes that education is the key to national unity and healing in his country.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus Cmdr. Chase D. Patrick of Manassas, Va., has been honored as one of two recipients of the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership.
Renowned Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus and former USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) commander, U.S. Navy Capt. Frank Castellano, recently addressed students and faculty at NPS’ King Auditorium, Oct. 16.
The presidents of several area colleges and universities joined 17th District Representative, Congressmen Sam Farr, and Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) President Dan Oliver on the NPS campus for candid discussion on a wide range of topics, including the economics of higher education and opportunities for collaborative educational and research programs.
Lt. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez, Commanding General of U.S. Army Cyber Command/U.S. 2nd Army, spent two days at the Naval Postgraduate School for an exploratory review of the university's cyber education and research programs, Oct. 1-2.
A familiar face returned to campus, Sept. 25, as NPS welcomed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs Paul Stockton for a campus visit, meetings with faculty and students, and a special Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture.
NPS national security affairs doctoral student Cmdr. Dan Straub weighs the benefits and challenges of using private security contractors for United Nations peacekeeping efforts in his upcoming dissertation.
Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), delivered the graduation keynote address during the summer 2012 commencement exercises, Sept. 21.
Researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab have embarked on several innovative programs that allow both intelligence analysts and tactical operators to visualize the battlefield as never seen before.
Each year, about seven students from the Naval Postgraduate School travel to the U. S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., to become Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (CNO SSG) Director Fellows.
Naval Postgraduate School summer interns recently served as mentors for Monterey County youth in a summer camp to help to grow interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Naval Postgraduate School's Defense Analysis (DA) department has created an internship program aimed at giving select students hands-on experience through placement in special operations commands around the world.
Muslim students at the Naval Postgraduate School celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan and the beginning of one of Islam’s most prominent celebrations, Eid al Fitr.
Several hundred members of the Naval Postgraduate School community joined family and close friends of Capt. Alan “Dex” Poindexter for a memorial ceremony, Aug. 10, in honor of the university’s late dean of students.
Commander, Submarine Group 2 (SUBGRU 2) returned to his alma mater, Aug. 1-3, to deliver remarks to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Undersea Warfare (USW) students, and to strengthen the bond between the university and the operational submarine community.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Leonard Ferrari traveled to the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus to deliver the keynote address to graduating students of the Temasek Defence Systems Institute (TDSI), July 13.
On Saturday, July 21, close to 200 members of the Naval Postgraduate School and local communities made their way from Lovers Point to NPS to pay tribute to the late Capt. Alan "Dex" Poindexter, the university’s beloved Dean of Students and retired astronaut. The NPS Cycling Club hosted the Capt. Alan Poindexter Tribute Ride, led by NPS Cycling Club President, Air Force Capt. Nolan Semrau and Naval Support Activity Monterey Commanding Officer Capt. Gerral David, and invited the community to celebrate Poindexter’s life through one of his favorite pastimes.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Global Center for Security Cooperation (GCSC) held a Consortium Directors’ Conference, Jul. 10-12, at the nearby Monterey Hyatt, adjacent to the NPS campus where the GCSC is headquartered. The conference brought together leadership of the different consortium members for the opportunity to collaborate, network and exchange perspectives on a wide range of topics.
On Sunday, July 1, a tragic accident off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., claimed the life of Naval Postgraduate School Dean of Students and Executive Director of Programs Capt. Alan “Dex” Poindexter.
Enlisted service member first-ever non-commissioned officer to receive the university’s top Army student award.
Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Executive Master’s of Business Administration (EMBA) program celebrated the graduation of the first Flag officer to complete the program Mar. 30, during the university’s winter commencement ceremony.
Naval Postgraduate School alumnus Adm. William McRaven, Commander, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), presented a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) and award, June 7, in King Auditorium.
Centered on the theme of “Creating Synergy for Informed Change,” the Naval Postgraduate School’s 9th annual Acquisition Research Symposium brought together nearly 300 acquisition professionals, industry representatives, and researchers to focus on affordability in defense acquisition, and capitalize on the immense body of knowledge created by the symposium’s nine years of shared research. Attendees were presented with academic research and plenary discussion panels hosted by leaders in the defense acquisition community.
On May 15, Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff welcomed aeronautical engineering alumnus Dr. Fenton Carey, a retired naval officer, for a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture entitled “China and the United States: Time to Learn from Each Other and Work Together.”
Miss Latina World 2010, Valencia de la Vega, shared her story with students and their families, May 18 in a special event sponsored by Hartnell Community College and the Naval Postgraduate School’s Cebrowski Institute. De la Vega, an engineer for Intel, spoke about the value of education, and the need for more young women to be involved in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), May 21, to learn more about research conducted by the university and to see the academic programs military officers take part in.
In a recent NPS SGL Freeman Global Holdings Chief Executive Officer Kevin D. Freeman presented his theory on the causes for the 2008 Financial Meltdown.
NPS electrical engineering alumnus Capt. Robert Crowe, is Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP).
When NPS welcomed its newest cohort of Executive Master’s of Business Administration (EMBA) students, among them were the usual military officers representing traditional Fleet concentration sites such as San Diego, Pearl Harbor and Norfolk, Va.
Under Secretary of the Navy, Robert O. Work, visited his alma mater May 10 to discuss the "State of the Navy" during a special Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture in King Auditorium at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
NPS students develop Lighthouse to utilize mobile devices in gathering socio-cultural data for situation awareness.NPS students develop Lighthouse to utilize mobile devices in gathering socio-cultural data for situation awareness.
An increasingly diverse community of graduates, representing the Navy and all U.S. services, several nations, law enforcement and a large group of civilians, were joined by a packed house of family and friends in celebration of Winter Quarter graduation, Mar. 30 in King Auditorium.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, are widely considered across the world as one of the most brazen acts of war against the United States in modern times. It is also, of course, not the first time Al Qaeda has initiated an attack on U.S. property either.
At the invitation of Hiroshi Inomata, Consulate General of Japan, military officers assigned to NPS took part in a ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011.
After a recent successful test run, two exciting NPS projects are scheduled to head to space in August of this year … one is a CubeSat, a small satellite destined for Low Earth Orbit, and the other, the NPS CubeSat Launcher or NPSCuL, is the payload platform that will carry it there.
President of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, Dr. Yaron Brook speaks during a Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture series (SGL) Feb. 28.
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) presented the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) with the 2012 Innovations in Networking Award for Educational Applications, Mar. 13, 2012, during CENIC’s Annual Conference in Palo Alto, Calif.
Officials from DLIFLC and NPS celebrated the completion of the NPS/DLIFLC Academic Network Initiative officially recognizing the NPS-assisted migration of the language school to an academic-based .EDU domain.
Fleet Logistics Center San Diego, Monterey Site Manager, Tom Tuttle, saves the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) thousands of dollars.
A group of scientists and researchers, combine new technologies with an old, tried-and-true military aircraft to create the perfect weather-chasing research vessel.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson visited his alma mater to offer a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture to students, faculty and staff at the Naval Postgraduate School, Feb. 16. Ferguson addressed Navy budget projections and their impact on the future force, and the Defense Department's renewed focus on the Western Pacific region.
Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and the U.S. 10th Fleet, visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to present at the university’s Information Dominance Senior Leader Symposium (IDSLS), Jan. 29-31.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Dudley Knox Library (DKL) recently launched a mobile version of its website to offer library users easy access anywhere, anytime to the wealth of information and services already offered by the award-winning library.
Neal Ziring, Technical Director in the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency (NSA), provided a lecture titled “Building Robust Security Solutions Using Layering and Independence,” Jan. 17.
Undersea Warfare student Lt. Timothy Rochholz is exploring the research potential of a new wave-propelled unmanned surface vehicle which industry hopes can replace moored buoys for maritime surveillance.
The Commanding General of the esteemed ‘intellectual center’ of the Army, the Combined Arms Center (CAC), Lt. Gen. David Perkins visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for a series of briefings and meetings with faculty, staff and students, Jan 10.
Marine Corps Capt. Darrell H. Brown analyzes the full life cycle cost savings of using rechargeable batteries over disposables, with striking potential cost reductions in his analyses.
Naval Postgraduate School students in the National Security Affairs Western Hemisphere curriculum and regional Foreign Area Officers gathered in Glasgow Hall on the university campus for a detailed briefing on the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) from the Commander himself, Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, Jan. 23.
Transportation Security Administration Chief John Pistole was on the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus for a series of meetings and briefings with members of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) and NPS leadership.
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) course on survey research methods has provided critical data on distance learning (DL) student usage of the Dudley Knox Library (DKL).
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) inducted two new members, retired Adm. Stan Arthur and Dr. Jack London, to its Hall of Fame during a ceremony, Dec. 2.
NPS Computer Science Professor Geoffrey Xie, recent NPS graduate Lt. Scott Huchton, and Assistant Professor Robert Beverly were awarded the 2011 Fred W. Ellersick Military Communications (MILCOM) Award for the Best Paper in the Unclassified Technical Program, presented at the MILCOM Conference last month.
The NPS community recently welcomed alumnus Capt. Wayne Porter as the new Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity under the Global Public Policy Academic Group.
Retired Rear Adm. John Padgett, President of the Naval Submarine League and former Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, presented a special guest lecture, "Future and Way Ahead for the United States Navy Submarine Force," to NPS students, faculty and staff on the NPS campus. The discussion focused on the present state of the silent service, and the changes that could be taking place in the future.
The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) welcomed guest speaker and NPS alumnus, retired Vice Adm. Joseph Dyer, Chief Operating Officer of iRobot, Inc., to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Auditorium, Nov. 3.
More than 130 young ladies from around the Monterey Peninsula attended the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference and Career Fair on Nov. 5, part of ongoing outreach efforts by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and encourage them to explore STEM careers, where women are largely underrepresented.
The two active duty service members, and Naval Postgraduate School Defense Analysis students, use their training to save a surfer's life.
Congressman Sam Farr and other officials were present to the ribbon-cutting ceremony recognizing the completion of Military Construction Project 197, commonly known as P-197.
In late 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Indian Ocean, setting off a series of tsunamis that would devastate coastal cities in 11 countries – from Thailand to Africa. That event, and a trip to Thailand only days later would change the course of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Researcher Brian Steckler’s career, and simultaneously put NPS on the forefront of communications technologies for humanitarian relief and disaster response (HA/DR) missions.
Major Paul Brister, U.S. Air Force special tactics officer and graduate from the doctoral program in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of National Security Affairs, recently co-edited a book titled “Hybrid Warfare and Transnational Threats: Perspectives for an Era of Persistent Conflict.”
Two members of the NPS community are pulling up their sleeves, and strapping on their running shoes, training to help raise funds and awareness for a worthwhile cause. Michele Merenbloom, Sponsored Program Financial Analyst for the School of International Graduate Studies, and Information Technology Specialist Andrew Ware are both members of the Monterey/Salinas Team in Training (TNT) – a nationwide program supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute have developed a prototype system to support Landing Signal Officers (LSOs), the men and women responsible for the safe and expeditious landing of aircrafts on the Navy’s fleet of carriers.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus took to the stage in King Auditorium, Aug. 29, to discuss the Navy's energy initiatives, and to announce NPS' contributions to those efforts through the establishment of new, groundbreaking educational programs dedicated to energy technology and policy. Mabus, the 75th Secretary of the Navy, is known for being a strong supporter of education – both military and civilian – and tapped the expertise at NPS to assist in creating the necessary leaders to achieve his goals for an energy independent Navy and Marine Corps.
The United States Secretary of Defense returned to his hometown, Aug. 23, to deliver a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) to NPS students, faculty and staff packed into King Auditorium. Longtime local Congressman Sam Farr, who took the stage to introduce Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, coined him “our friend, our neighbor, our Secretary of Defense.”
The Naval Postgraduate School hosted Dr. David Kilcullen, Senior Counterinsurgency Adviser to General David Petraeus in Iraq, for a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) to students, faculty and staff, Aug. 16 in King Auditorium. Kilcullen, a prominent author and founding President/CEO of Caerus Associates, played a significant role in planning and executing the 2007 troop surge that was a key turning point for the coalition forces in Iraq.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in the forefront of the development of unmanned systems, hosted a lecture titled “Governing Ethical Behavior in Lethal Autonomous Systems” presented by leading expert in the field Georgia Tech University Regents’ Professor Ronald C. Arkin.
NPS students had a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from an expert in military research and the future of DoD research investments when the Honorable Zachary Lemnios visited the university for meetings and to perform a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL), Aug. 9. Lemnios is the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, and has previously served as Director of the Microsystems Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and as Chief Technology Officer of MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Capt. Wayne Porter spoke with NPS students, staff and faculty about his recently published document, titled “A National Strategic Narrative,” which he described as a “strategic context” for the United States.
In the growing field of unmanned systems, NPS researchers continue to explore ways to maximize the efficiency and capabilities of UAS, and use them to give the warfighter a leg up over the adversary.
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student has been named the “Marine Corps Times” Marine of the Year for 2011, and will be presented the award during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., July 21, with members of Congress and select senior Service Chiefs in attendance.
During a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture on July 12, Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, gave an overview of efforts in the Middle East nation, and the progress being made in communication.
The African continent has long been recognized as a vast land with nations in various stages of transition – some nations seek prosperity with planned pathways to it, while others are rife with instability and corruption. Without doubt, however, is that the United States, specifically the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), has a role to play in bridging the gap between volatility, and stability.
NPS alumnus King Al Abdullah, II, has relied on education, for both civilians and military, to give Jordanians a voice.
NPS establishes a partnership to develop the advanced technologies that are critical for reconnaissance and directed energy missions within the Department of Defense (DoD).
NPS launched an Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored online wargame, May 31, in an effort to leverage the wisdom and opinions of a large and diverse crowd via the internet.
Naval Postgraduate School alumni and former astronauts Kent Rominger and Ken Reightler have seen time change a lot of things. The shuttle program is at its end, their days as astronauts with NASA are behind them, and they are now part of the ever-evolving commercial space industry. But the thing that hasn’t changed – the one certainty of space travel and exploration – there will always be challenges that need solutions.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) opened its doors to hundreds of county math whizzes when the university hosted the 43rd Annual Monterey County Mathletics Competition, May 14.
A team from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) again participated in the 11th annual National Security Agency (NSA)-sponsored Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) in late April.
Brig. Gen. Charles Hooper delivers a speech at JFSSPP's latest in-residence course focusing on FAO operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
From March 14-25, Undersea Warfare student Lt. Brandon Schmidt and Oceanography/Meteorology student Lt. George Suh took part in Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2011.
Chairman of the Applied Mathematics Department Carlos Borges regaled faculty, students and staff in a special lecture Apr. 14.
Professor William Fox of the Naval Postgraduate School, along with colleagues from the University of California, Santa Cruz, are seeking to improve improvised explosive device early detection systems – and they have found that an ordinary piece of equipment can pinpoint would-be suicide bombers in a crowd.
More than 50 Naval Postgraduate School faculty and students took time out from their busy schedules to judge 300+ entries at the 2011 Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair.
NPS graduate Walt Havenstein is the Chief Executive Officer of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), which uses scientific, engineering and technology applications to solve real-world problems. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a not-for-profit organization founded to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology.
When the Naval Postgraduate School welcomed its new Dean of Students (DoS) early this year, it was a face the campus had seen many times before. Capt. Alan Poindexter is not only an alumnus, earning a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1995, he has also visited the university as a guest speaker and guest of honor on several occasions. With a couple of months now under his belt, he has settled into his new role, and looks forward to providing leadership to the 1,500 plus students on campus.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) hosted a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) with speaker Mary Ann Davidson, the chief security officer at Oracle Corporation.
As the designated United States Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC), the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) works closely with other Partnership for Peace Training and Education Centers and other related institutions on long-term capacity building programs and opportunities to coordinate on important initiatives. One such initiative, Building Integrity (BI), aims to reduce the risk of corruption in the security sector by promoting accountability and transparency.
Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, Vice Adm. Richard Hunt turned to researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to help develop cost effective solutions that would help to ensure a combat ready fleet.
The defense budget has taken center stage in recent months, bringing efficient spending and responsible management to the forefront of concerns for the new fiscal year. With the proposed $150 billion in budget cuts and savings over the next five years, it is imperative that the Department of Defense prepare civilian and military leaders to make responsible choices in the future.
NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French Air Force General Stephane Abrial, strongly defended the post-Cold War relevance of “the most successful alliance in history” at the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Feb. 24.
Dr. Peter W. Singer, Foreign Policy Senior Fellow and Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution, presented the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Feb. 15.
NPS alumnus Marshall Carter now serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NYSE Group, also known as the New York Stock Exchange.
Recognized counterterrorism guru Jean-Louis Bruguière gave a lecture on the evolution of radical Islamic terrorism leading up to the 9/11 attacks and the methods of combating today’s threats during a Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) sponsored brownbag lunch session in the Glasgow auditorium at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Jan. 26.
Eric Liu held the “Imagination Conversation” workshop hosted by the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School, Feb. 1.
Dr. Leonard Ferrari, NPS Executive Vice President and Provost, offers the State of NPS address to students, staff and faculty on Jan. 18 in King Hall. He spoke of the School’s achievements in 2010 and expressed hope for 2011.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) top international partner educators gathered in Monterey from Jan. 11-13 to share ideas and practices at the 3rd Annual Global Center Consortium Directors’ Conference.
Retired Rear Admiral John D. Butler (Engineering Acoustics, ‘86, left,) was named an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Dr. Siva Banda, Senior Scientist for Control Theory with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Air Vehicles Directorate presented a lecture on the challenges of achieving UAV autonomy at the Naval Postgraduate School on Dec. 2.
NPS Professor Rudy Panholzer and Distinguished Professor Young Kwon developed and then destroyed a plastic CubeSat structure for the 2010 DARPA Digital Manufacturing Analysis, Correlation and Estimation (DMACE) Challenge.
NPS Inducts Three New Members into Hall of Fame; retired Navy Vice Admiral Thomas Hughes; retired Navy Admiral T. Joseph Lopez, and retired Navy Vice Admiral Patricia Tracey.
A student from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) won the 2010 annual U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) Robotics Essay Contest. With his essay entitled, “How to Fight an Unmanned War: Tactics in Robotic Warfare,” Lt. Jim Drennan, a student with the NPS Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science (GSEAS) won the $5,000 prize and a spot on the November issue of the USNI’s “Proceedings” magazine.
A captivated audience of NPS students, faculty and staff attended a lecture on Autonomous Systems, presented by George Bekey, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California, and the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Engineering at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
From sleek and modern battleships to precision aerial acrobatics performed by the Blue Angels, the Navy showcased its best and brightest Sailors, Marines and military hardware during San Francisco’s annual salute to the sea services, Fleet Week 2010 this past Oct.
Cmdr. Bradford Bittle, an NPS electrical engineering graduate, was named the 2009 Claud A. Jones Award winner for his significant contributions to naval engineering by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE).
The strategic power of information has never been more recognized – the establishment of the U.S. Cyber Command and creation of the new Information Dominance Corps are merely the beginning. From past graduates in very senior roles to educating tomorrow’s ID leadership, NPS helps the U.S. maintain the information edge.
Students in the Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG) had a unique opportunity during their Spacecraft Systems II Course (AE4831) midterm review when the Navy’s Program Executive Officer for Space Systems, Rear Admiral Liz Young returned to her alma mater. Young took the time from a day of briefings and meetings to attend the review, asking questions and providing feedback on the two group presentations.
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Thomas Barnett lectured to a King Auditorium crowd of more than 800 faculty, staff and students during NPS’ latest SGL presentation, Oct. 26.
The Special Collections and Archives (SCA) department of the Dudley Knox Library of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) was unveiled to the public during a dedication ceremony on campus Oct. 14. The NPS Special Collections and Archives houses rare books, documents, photographs, regalia and other historically significant materials associated with NPS, the Hotel Del Monte and the commands that preceded NPS in residence on its grounds.
Capt. Cedric Pringle graduated from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) with a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy in 1998 and recently returned to the state as Executive Officer, and soon to be Commanding Officer, of the amphibious assault ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Pringle successfully led the crew and embarked Marine Corps contingent totaling more than 3,000 service members from the ship’s San Diego homeport to San Francisco Bay for the annual San Francisco Fleet Week festivities.
Legendary NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Roger Staubach walked an enthusiastic audience down memory lane, Oct. 5, as he shared his life experiences and leadership lessons with Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff as part of the Secretary of the Navy’s Guest Lecture Series (SGL) on the university campus.
The new Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) command was established during a ceremony, Sept. 30, at its new headquarters. The new command replaces the old Naval Support Detachment established in 2003 to support the Monterey military community.
Three hundred and eight U.S. and international students tossed their mortar boards at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Summer 2010 graduation ceremonies Sept. 24, 2010 following a rousing keynote address by NPS Distinguished Alumnus Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander. Alexander is Director of the National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service; and the first Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.
Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS) came together with OFDA’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to present a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC) to military students Sept. 21- 24, 2010.
Marine Corps Capt. Carrick Longley briefed General James F. Amos, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, on the field data collection smart phone application known as Field Information Support Tool (FIST), Sept. 24, 2010.
With the recent anniversary of September 11 providing a somber reminder to the importance of their mission, experts from around the country gathered for the 4th Annual Homeland Security Conference held at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) senior computer scientist and information security researcher Dr. Ron Ross presented a lecture to students, staff and faculty on the new challenges in cybersecurity.
More than 30 military students designated as Foreign Area Officers (FAO) got the inside scoop on media relations from award-winning reporter Martin Savidge, Sept. 15, part of the latest Joint Foreign Area Officer Skill Sustainment Pilot Program (JFSSPP) course at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
NPS staff, faculty, and students gathered Sept. 10, to pay tribute and to honor the men and women who lost lives and loved ones during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack during a ceremonial flag raising on the steps of Herrmann Hall.
Monterey county residents were treated to the customary fair events of midway rides, fried foods, carnival games and informative exhibits at this year’s 74th annual Monterey County Fair, but were also introduced to astronauts, entertained by a live brass band and observed a special patriotic flag ceremony thanks to more than 30 volunteers from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
Leaders from different Department of Defense and national security organizations around the Monterey bay area, known as Team Monterey, visit local installations Aug. 12.
The Honorable Richard Clarke – former National Coordinator and Special Assistant for Counterterrorism, Security, Global Affairs and Cyber Warfare to three presidents, gives a special lecture at the Naval Postgraduate School.
The Central Coast Chapter of Federally Employed Women (FEW) officially presented the Naval Postgraduate School with FEW’s 2010 Federal Agency Award, given to university President Dan Oliver by outgoing chapter President Eva Anderson during a ceremony in the Cristo Ray Auditorium in Herrmann Hall, Aug. 23.
Retired Navy Capt. Paul Rinn was the first Commanding Officer (CO) of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts, and he had quite a heroic story to share when he spoke to students and faculty during a Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Series (SGL) in King Auditorium, Aug. 3.
One of the world’s foremost authorities on electromagnetic cloaking, Dr. Gunther Uhlmann, took his Naval Postgraduate School audience down a wormhole into the technological future during his Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS) Distinguished Lecture.
The Naval Postgraduate School welcomed General Apichart Penkitti, Permanent Secretary of Defence of the Thai Ministry of Defence, into the university’s Hall of Fame.
In an exciting follow-up to the visit with Aviator Dick Rutan in April, the Point Lobos Section of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics presented a lecture with SpaceShipOne pilot Brian Binnie in late July. For his visit with NPS staff, faculty, students and visitors, Binnie shared the history of private space flight, and the direction that it is headed into the future. A retired pilot turned astronaut who secured the $10 million Ansari X-Prize in 2004, Binnie started his career with 20 years as a Naval Aviator.
One year after his induction into the NPS Hall of Fame, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), spoke to NPS students, staff and faculty on August 10 as part of the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Series.
For the tenth year running, NPS‘ Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, or MOVES, Institute showed off their support of that effort during their annual Research and Education Summit from July 13-15, showcasing a variety of defense-based modeling and simulation research projects.
San Diego-based guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) made a rare visit to the Monterey Bay – a place one of its senior crew members, NPS grad and ship's Executive Officer Cmdr. Joey Frantzen, knew very well – to greet the 297 recipients of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service award.
In late June, Bosnian Minister of Defense, Dr. Selmo Cikotić, visited the NPS campus to meet with the USPTC staff to coordinate on their own peacekeeping efforts for troops in the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC), also a designated PTC.
Retired Admiral Timothy Keating addresses attendees of the Joint Foreign Area Officer Skill Sustainment Pilot Program June 23 at NPS. Keating served as the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command from March 2007 to December 2009, and offered the students a high-level, first-hand perspective of the needs of top officials when they travel to the Asia-Pacific region.
NPS reaches beyond the gates surrounding the campus to connect with students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The various schools, departments and Institutes on campus host dozens of high school, undergraduate and graduate level students.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy, and Director of the Advanced Fuel Cycle Program in the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, Carter “Buzz” Savage offered his knowledge and experience in nuclear energy use, research and administration to the Naval Postgraduate School community through an NPS Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS) Distinguished Lecture Series held at the Monterey, Calif., campus in June.
There was something special about Spring 2010 Graduation ceremonies at the Naval Postgraduate School, where 248 U.S. and international students earned a total of 253 advanced degrees, June 18.
In a deliberate and captivating lecture to NPS students, staff and faculty, former Secretary of the Air Force The Honorable Thomas C. Reed delved into the history of nuclear proliferation across the globe.
As far back as the Civil War, there is record of mines being used in battle. Of course, with the development of these powerful explosives also came the development of tools to eliminate the threat as safely as possible. Today, technology has allowed for the creation of far more dangerous mines on land and sea, requiring even more advanced demining tools.
From a personalized message from the International Space Station to the final triumphant flourish of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” conducted by the composer’s great granddaughter, the Naval Postgraduate School celebrated the week that was, of the year that was, of the Century that was in its Centennial Finale, May 27-31.
While smart phone apps can put a map in your hands, two Naval Postgraduate School students have designed one that puts a whole country in your hands – Afghanistan.
As the U.S. faces two wars overseas and an economic struggle here at home, the issue of military acquisition is as pressing as it has ever been. NPS’ Acquisition Research Program looked to contribute to the conversation with the 7th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, May 11-13, where over 300 attendees gathered from around the country. Following the theme “Creating Synergy for Informed Change,” the symposium offered the audience an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and share dialogue on various acquisition-related topics from across the services and departments.
Naval Postgraduate School students, staff and faculty gathered to see Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey offer a hopeful and focused look at the future of the Army and its role in the big picture of the U.S. military. During his visit on May 13 as a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecturer, Casey expressed his gratitude for the men and women in uniform, and the challenges they continue to face.
In its role as the United States’ Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC), the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) hosted a high-level delegation from the Swedish Armed Forces in April. The purpose of the visit was to establish commitments for joint projects between NPS and the Swedish group as well as to facilitate a remote site survey in support of the USPTC’s participation in the civil-military exercise, VIKING 11, scheduled to take place in April 2011.
Students, families and visitors from around the world gathered to celebrate the diversity of the NPS community for International Day 2010. On May 1, over 20 countries were represented with food, brightly colored decorations and cultural performances in the courtyard of Root Hall. The annual event provided students with an opportunity to not only share their cultures with the campus and surrounding community, but to showcase the unique partnerships created at NPS.
The Naval Postgraduate School has a reputation for educating and supporting some of our military’s best leaders in the most pressing areas of national security today. In each graduating class, some students stand out with noticeable potential to do great things with their education and leadership abilities as they rise above and beyond the already exceptional standards that NPS sets. One such student was recognized on March 26, when the Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates announced the nomination of Navy Captain Jan E. Tighe to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half). Her current promotion will make her the first Female IW Rear Admiral as well as the first Ph.D. IW Rear Admiral, an achievement that comes as no surprise to those who know her.
Naval Postgraduate School Oceanography doctoral student Jenna Brown has been selected by the Office of Naval Research to receive the highly competitive National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Brown successfully competed with more than 2,400 applicants for the prestigious three-year grant, which covers full tuition, fees and a stipend.
To capture and share the exciting news, events and educational enrichment that happens everyday on the NPS campus, ITACS has developed an online Video Portal, allowing students, faculty and the public access to dozens of NPS-related videos in one place.
If energy conservation was a competition, Amory Lovins is the man everyone would want on their team. He is one of the leading scientists in the energy community, and co-author of Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs and Security. His hope is for everyone to “win” by reducing our impact on the planet, specifically through resource consumption and emissions. He fittingly spoke as the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecturer hosted by the Cebrowski Institute at NPS on April 20, just two days before Earth Day.
NPS was filled with Foreign Area Officers (FAO) from across the Armed Forces for the Fourth Annual Foreign Area Officer Conference hosted by the FAO Association of Monterey (FAOAM). Acknowledging the many jobs of the FAO, the conference followed the theme of “Today’s FAO: Warrior, Scholar, Diplomat” and brought together senior FAOs, experts on national security and foreign affairs, as well as FAOs in training for an in-depth two-day session.
More than 1,000 students, parents and members of the NPS community packed King Auditorium Saturday morning where they received a call from the Space Shuttle Discovery orbiting more than 200 miles into space — part of the NPS Centennial’s Education Downlink STS-131, Teaching from Space event.
In early April, renowned aviator and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Glenn “Dick” Rutan spoke to a packed audience in the MAE Auditorium at NPS about his time in the Armed Forces and his record-breaking flight around the world. Rutan made aviation history in 1986 when he flew the first non-stop flight around the world alongside Jeana Yeager aboard the Voyager, an airplane designed by his brother Burt Rutan, and built by Burt, Dick and Jeana.
Two hundred forty six U.S. and international students earned the right to toss their tassels at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Winter Quarter 2010 graduation ceremonies, Mar. 26 in King Auditorium.
Since it became the official hub for the International Data Farming Workshop (IDFW) in 2006, the Naval Postgraduate School’s Simulation Experiments and Efficient Designs (SEED) Center for Data Farming has hosted IDFWs each spring in order to bring together experts and students from around the world to focus on very basic questions to complicated issues. The 20th IDFW took place at NPS March 22-25.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) graduate Thomas Irwin has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and will be assigned as enterprise Business Director for U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) in Norfolk, Va.
The Naval Postgraduate School is the proud new home for the Segmented Mirror Space Telescope (SMT), designed and developed for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as a technical demonstrator and experimental testbed for cutting-edge space imaging technologies.
Most of us here at the Naval Postgraduate School are familiar with deployments, whether it’s you, a spouse, a child or a parent. The first time was kind of exciting, probably pretty scary, and at times a bit lonely. Maybe deploying wouldn’t be so difficult if you could just take someone with you.
The story of NPS is about to be shared to more than 18 million viewers across the country and internationally when “Inside NPS” debuts on the Pentagon Channel on Friday, March 5. The television program will be a monthly 30-minute broadcast that features a wide range of university news, from research projects and student efforts to distinguished visitors and faculty honors.
The Naval Postgraduate School is providing a critical component of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the people of Haiti struggling in the wake of the devastating 7.0 earthquake – desperately needed emergency communications.
Nearly 400 Naval Postgraduate School students tossed their tassels at festive Fall 2009 commencement exercises in King Hall, Dec. 18.
Neil Armstrong’s ‘giant leap for mankind’ would have turned into tragedy had it not been for the fast thinking and courageous action of a Naval Postgraduate School distinguished alumnus, retired Navy Capt. Willard Samuel “Sam” Houston, Jr., who returned to his alma mater to give a special guest lecture.
A former Joint Chief gave a special guest lecture to the student body at the Naval Postgraduate School before being honored the same evening by a reception in his honor by the NPS Foundation.
Since the Special Operations curriculum of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Defense Analysis Department is sponsored by the U.S. Special Operations Command, a visit and special lecture by USSOCOM Commander Adm. Eric T. Olson provided a morale boost for the program’s students, faculty and staff.
The President of the Naval Postgraduate School, Vice Admiral Daniel T. Oliver, USN (Ret.), Executive Vice President and Provost Leonard Ferrari and over 20 faculty, staff and students traveled to Washington, D.C. September 9th-10, 2009 to present the "Naval Postgraduate School Centennial Showcase" at the Office of Naval Research. A reception hosted by the CNO was also held at the Army Navy Country Club to highlight 100 years of accomplishments focusing on cutting edge research and the global reach of NPS as part of national security strategy.
Navy blue is going green and a sea change in renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School is helping it get there.
Warfighters in the battlefield typically have to wait several years for new technologies to trudge through the defense acquisition and field-testing/evaluation processes. But an expanding effort at the Naval Postgraduate School is changing that. In fact, right now, U.S. Marines on operations in Afghanistan are taking advantage of a brand new surveillance and situational awareness tool that, less than a year ago, did not exist.
Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center at Fort Leonard Wood, rallied Naval Postgraduate School students with a resounding passion for full spectrum training of soldiers in mind, body and spirit at the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture.
Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Maj. Gen. Thomas Conant rallied 255 Naval Postgraduate School graduates to use their intellectual capital to the fullest in their continued careers at commencement ceremonies in King Hall, Sept. 25.
Through Hartnell Community College's STEM Internship program, Rodrigo Sanchez began his first summer internship in 2008 at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), where he spent several weeks working in the school’s Marine Propulsion Laboratory. Sanchez returned to NPS the following year, and spent his entire summer working in the Control and Optimization Laboratories on the development of a small-scale autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle. Rodrigo has since transferred to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he is on track to graduate in 2012.
Students and faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) showcased their unique research projects at a two-day event held in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-10.
The Naval Postgraduate School mourned the passing of one of its greatest Hall of Fame Alumni, “Father of the Aegis” Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, Sept. 1.
It was one of bloodiest battles of the First World War. The fight for Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula pitted thousands of volunteer Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) soldiers against the German-allied Turks in months of close trench warfare as the battle to capture Turkey’s capital and open the way to the Black Sea raged.
One-third of U.S. astronauts are graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School, more than any other graduate university in the world, and a large number returned to their alma mater in August for a Centennial Salute to Aeronautics and Astronautics. Astronaut Week, part of the university’s continuing yearlong 100th anniversary celebration, honored the history and heritage of NPS contributions to aviation and space exploration.
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was inducted to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Hall of Fame during an all-hands ceremony August 11.
What seemed like a typical Fourth of July celebration – a barbecue with friends and family, entertainment and fireworks – was in fact a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Lt. Trevor Ritland, who celebrated the holiday this year with President Barack Obama on the White House South Lawn.
Naval Postgraduate School alumnus retired Navy Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenter – the second American to orbit the Earth and the world’s first astronaut/aquanaut – celebrated the 47th anniversary of his Aurora 7 space flight and answered questions from aspiring students and fellow former astronauts now on the NPS faculty in a special telephone interview at the School, May 29.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Acquisition Research Program hosted the 6th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium May 13 -14 in Monterey, Calif. This year’s theme, “Defense Acquisition in Transition,” addressed pending changes in the acquisition process brought forth by both the new presidential administration and current economic environment.
It was as if the entire Naval Postgraduate School sprang to its feet to give Greg Mortenson, author of the worldwide bestselling book Three Cups of Tea, a standing ovation at his Secretary of the Navy’s Guest Lecture, May 12 – a presentation which easily could have been titled “Build Them, and They Will Come.”
At the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS), educational programs explore methods for creating jobs and rebuilding livelihoods in post-conflict environments, highlighting the important role economic recovery serves in maintaining peace and enhancing international security.
The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have announced the designation of the Naval Postgraduate School as an Information Assurance (IA) Center for Academic Excellence-Research (CAE-R) for the academic years 2009-2015. The CAE-Research designation recognizes academic institutions that actively integrate research activities into their curricula.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students from the Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Association of Monterey (FAOAM) hosted the third annual FAO conference, “Today’s FAO: Warrior, Scholar, Diplomat,” April 23-24 in Ingersoll Hall.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Information Professional Center of Excellence (IPCOE) recently held its biannual Information Professional Senior Officer Course (IPSOC) in Monterey, Calif., to help senior military leaders explore innovative tools and practices for managing the rapidly-changing challenges in information technology (IT).
Brig. Gen. Richard Lake, Director of Intelligence for Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., speaks to students during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) April 21 in King Hall. Lake’s lecture focused on current and future global challenges, with detailed discussions about Iraq, Afghanistan, global population growth, technology and irregular warfare.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held a conference in Monterey, Calif., to discuss best practices in building institutional integrity within the global defense sector, Feb. 25-27. The outcomes of the conference will contribute to NATO defense cooperation and collaboration and will be a subject at the annual NATO Summit meeting, some of the goals which are integrating defense planning systems and ensuring a high degree of transparency in national defense planning.
Two students from NPS returned this month from 17 days at the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station on the Arctic Ocean 200 miles north of the North Slope of Alaska.
The festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day filled King Hall as the Naval Postgraduate School recognized more than two dozen students and five faculty members for outstanding achievements at the Winter Quarter 2009 Awards Ceremony, Mar. 17. Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Military Associate Dean Capt. Theresa Rea officiated the event, which highlights exceptional accomplishments in academics, instruction, research and community service.
When leaders of deployed U.S. carrier and expeditionary strike groups want to gain a better understanding of the cultural and security challenges they may face overseas, the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) Regional Security Education Program (RSEP) sends teams of professors and regional experts to deliver graduate-level briefings at sea.
A term from his own beloved field of mathematics, singularity, best describes the profound impression Nobel Laureate Dr. John Forbes Nash Jr. made on the Naval Postgraduate School during his week-long academic visit, Feb. 15-21: the quality or state of being one of a kind.
For such a cool, sunny day, not a single set of golf clubs gleamed on the greens at the Monterey Pines Golf Course. True, there may have been golfers aplenty at the clubhouse that day, but all were present for a more ceremonious purpose than putting. Besides, the golf course is still closed for renovation.
The Global Center for Security Cooperation (GCSC) and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) signed an historic Letter of Accord Jan. 30 making the nation's language provider for defense personnel the newest member of the Center's consortium of higher educational institutions. Penning their signatures to the agreement in a ceremony at GCSC's headquarters at the Naval Postgraduate School were Center Director retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert L. Ord III and Army Col. Sue Ann Sandusky, Commandant of DLIFLC and Commander of the Presidio of Monterey.
With a host of his peers and colleagues in attendance, Cmdr. Bob Chambers, Deputy Dean of Students at the Naval Postgraduate School, was presented with a Meritorious Service Medal on the Quarterdeck of Herrmann Hall at NPS Jan. 13.
To radically change the way younger generations are looking at the computer science field, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Cebrowski Institute for Innovation and Information Superiority recently invited more than 200 representatives and leaders from academia, industry, the media and government to a three-day working summit, "Rebooting Computing: The Magic and Beauty of Computer Science," at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.
As the state of the country's economy continues to dominate national dialogue, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Cmdr. Jim Moonier can rest assured his personal investments will show signs of return. That's because for much of this past year, Moonier has invested his time volunteering as an instructor for Monterey High School's Junior Achievement (JA) program, helping the next generation of consumers and investors understand the basics of financial planning.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students from the Systems Engineering Analysis (SEA) program presented, on Dec. 11, 2008, the findings of their capstone project, which addressed the threat of maritime improvised explosive devices (MIEDs) in U.S. ports.Jointly operated by the Operations Research and Systems Engineering (SE) Departments,SEA provides unrestricted line officers a foundation in analysis and systems engineering. According to SE Prof. Chuck Calvano, students in the program are required to complete a capstone project that introduces them to the "analytical, political, strategic, tactical and technical issues surrounding an important Navy problem - and more importantly - an understanding of a repeatable process that can be utilized for many problems."
A total of 51 students, faculty, and staff members of the Naval Postgraduate School were honored during the Fall Graduation Awards Ceremony in the King Hall Auditorium here Dec. 9, 2008.
Two graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School December 1984 class were honored with Distinguished Alumnus Awards in a dual ceremony in the Barbara McNitt Ballroom, Dec. 19. NPS President Daniel Oliver presented the back-to-back awards to Chief of Naval Personnel and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III and U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas R. Turner.
Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson III challenged one of the largest graduating classes in Naval Postgraduate School history to foster a "culture of mentorship" in their future commands, at Fall 2008 commencement ceremonies, Dec. 19.
To unite stakeholders who hold varied interests in the Arctic region, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS) recently co-hosted a two-day conference that addressed the economic, cultural, scientific, security and political implications of the region's dramatic change in climate.
Fellow officers in full dress uniform, family and friends ringed the room in rapt attention as Naval Reserve Lt. James Panetta was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by Naval Postgraduate School President Daniel Oliver in a special ceremony in the President's Conference Room, Dec. 9.
Office of Naval Research (ONR) Executive Director Dr. Walter Jones rallied Naval Postgraduate School students with his Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture, "Sustaining the Edge: Serving the Next Generation Warfighter Now," Nov. 25.