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Members of the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS) pose for a photo inside their hanger on the outskirts of Marina, California.
CIRPAS Platforms, Instrumentation in Demand

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, left, and her assistant, Paralegal Kate Black-Will, right, are pictured in their NPS office with some of the patents they have worked tirelessly to file and defend.
NPS Patent Office Helps Researchers Safeguard Intellectual Property

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.

Local Congressman Sam Farr, a long-time NPS supporter and advocate, addresses 400 graduating NPS students as well as family, faculty and staff members assembled in King Auditorium during NPS’ Summer Quarter Graduation Ceremony, Sept. 26. Some 407 graduate degrees were awarded to the 400 graduating students representing all branches of the U.S. military as well as select Department of Defense civilians, international officers and first responders from across the nation.
NPS' Newest Graduates Honored During Quarterly Ceremony

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.

NPS Distinguished Professor of Physics Dr. William B. Colson
Research Demonstrates Effectiveness of Solid-State Lasers in Varied Conditions

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.

The four Marine Air Control Group – 18 squadron commanding officers
Marine Air Control Group Squadron COs Take NPS Education to Command

“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.

NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route congratulates Science
NPS, Hartnell Intern Partnership Takes Center Stage at Annual Symposium

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.

NPS Foundation Executive Director retired Navy Capt. David Silkey
NPS Foundation Continues Legacy of Institutional Support

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 Army Lt. Gen. David K. Heebner, left, is presented with NPS’ Distinguished Alumni Award by NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route in King Auditorium, August 13. Heebner was invited to speak as a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecturer prior to receiving the prestigious award.
NPS Alumnus, SGL Speaker Honored With Prestigious Award

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.

NPS students Lt. Cmdr. David Tully, left, and Marine Corps Capt. Kristofer Skidmore are pictured on site at the Naval Education and Training Center Zambales North of Subic Bay, Philippines to evaluate a project dubbed “Cold-Formed Steel.” Their NPS MBA cost benefit analysis on the project could have a direct widespread impact on future expeditionary and humanitarian aid missions.
University Students Evaluate Hi-Tech Construction System for HADR, Expeditionary Missions

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.

Federal Republic of Brazil Navy Vice Adm. Almir Garnier Santos
Senior Brazilian Officer Honored With Distinguished Alumni Award

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.

Dudley Knox Library Special Collections Manager John Sanders is pictured inside the Naval Postgraduate School’s new Welcome and Historic Center in Herrmann Hall. Through static displays, interactive media and an upcoming business center, visitors can obtain a greater understanding for NPS’ historical contributions, as well as its current mission and objectives.
NPS History Permanently on Display in New Welcome Center

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.

Air Force Institute of Technology Chancellor Dr. Todd Stewart, left, tours NPS’ Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research with Director Dr. Douglas Horner, right, during the National Research Council’s visit to campus back in early November of 2013. The NRC’s comprehensive review of NPS has just been released in a report on DOD graduate education.
Congress’ Scientific Advisory Body Applauds NPS in New Study

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.

NPS STEM Internship Coordinator Alison Kerr, left, hosts the annual Ph.D.s in Polka Dots luncheon at the Roman Plunge Reflecting Pool, July 10. Kerr welcomed the university’s collection of female high school and college summer interns to meet with NPS faculty Drs. Eva Regnier and Deborah Goshorn for a networking and mentorship opportunity designed to encourage the students’ pursuit of STEM careers.
NPS Mentors Work to Close the Gender Gap in STEM

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.

Members of the 2014 Spring Quarter graduating class listen to remarks by keynote speaker, Professor and Department of Defense Analysis Chair Dr. John Arquilla. NPS honored some 313 graduates earning 318 advanced degrees at the ceremony, including representatives from every branch of the U.S. military as well as Department of Defense civilians and students from 16 partnered and allied nations.
NPS Honors Spring Quarter Graduates

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored some 313 graduates earning 318 advanced degrees during its Spring Quarter Graduation Ceremony at King Auditorium, June 20.

NPS alumnus Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe has been named the next President of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Gardner graduated from the university’s special operations/low-intensity conflict curriculum in 1995.
NPS Alumnus Named 55th President of Naval War College

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.   The challenges of managing business within the government are not solely the domain of the DOD, however, and other organizations like the Federal
EMBA Program Provides Management Skills to DOD Personnel, and Beyond

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.

Navy Lt. Adam Sinsel, left, Information Technology Specialist Malcolm Mejia, center, and, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Robert Schulz aboard the Polish Vessel Copernicus, May 9. Sinsel and Schulz were part of a team of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student researchers that traveled with NPS Professor Alex Bordetsky to Gdansk, Poland to conduct an international Weapons of Mass Destruction Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (WMD ISR) experiment.
NPS, International Special Forces Groups, NATO Collaborate to Counter CBRN Threats

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.
Senate Confirms NPS Alumnus Robert Work as Deputy Defense Secretary

The Senate confirmed Robert O. Work, a retired Marine Corps colonel and NPS alumnus, to be the next deputy secretary of defense.

Naval Postgraduate School President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route delivers remarks during the investiture ceremony in his honor in King Auditorium, April 23. Steeped in academic tradition and typically held in the second half of the first year in office, an investiture ceremony marks an institution’s formalized investment in its incumbent leader.
President’s Investiture Ceremony Celebrates a New Era for NPS

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., above, addresses NPS students, faculty and staff during a lecture at the Naval Postgraduate School’s King Auditorium, April. 4.
Pacific Fleet Commander Visits Naval Postgraduate School

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.

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Assistant Professor Heather Gregg, the author of, The Path to Salvation: Religious Violence from the Crusades to Jihad addresses a group of Moroccan border security officers at NPS-U.S. Department of State led course, in which Gregg discussed state responses to extremism.
NPS, Moroccan Border Security Officers Explore State Responses to Extremism

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, left, an NPS mechanical engineering alumnus now stationed at the Navy Recruiting Command in Millington, Tenn., is pictured with 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. Priest met Jones for the first time, March 8, nearly two years following the successful procedure.
NPS Alumnus Meets the Recipient of His Bone Marrow Donation

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.
One of the University’s Own Honors Winter Graduates

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.

A group of high school students from the Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science (MAOS) tours NPS labs and facilities as an introduction to possible careers in science. NPS annually works with MAOS to give public high school students an opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art laboratories from world-class instructors.
Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science Students Explore NPS Labs, Facilities

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).

Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Associate Professor Deborah Gibbons introduces her teams management course to students from the Naval Supply Systems Command during a classroom break. The five, Adrianna Ward, Melody Small, Wendy Zimmerman, Daryll Kuhn and Stacey Fry, from left to right, are the first ever to be sponsored by their command for the two-year Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) program.
Naval Supply Systems Command Sends First Five to EMBA Program

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.

Members of the Naval Support Activity Monterey Police Department gather with colleagues from the Presidio of Monterey Police Department in preparation for an active shooter exercise as part of the Navy wide Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield, February 24-28, 2014.
NPS, NSA Monterey Host Security Training Exercise

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, U.S. Southern Command
Southcom Commander Addresses Naval Postgraduate School Students

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 addresses Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff during a campus visit, Feb. 12, covering a variety of issues from budget constraints, future strategy and NPS’ educational value to fleet officers.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Visits Naval Postgraduate School Students

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 works 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.
Heritage, Communal Spirit Central to Relief Operation Success

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.”

Naval Postgraduate School Department of Systems Engineering Senior Lecturer Gary O. Langford teaches a course via distance learning to students enrolled in the Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management - Product Development 21st Century master’s degree program.
NPS Systems Engineering Program Puts Product Development in the Spotlight

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 is 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.
NPS Professor Dr. Nita Shattuck Honored With Surface Navy Association's Literary Award

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.

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Research Associate Brian Wood and student Marine Corps Capt. Clayton Jarolimek inside NPS’ Mobile CubeSat Command and Control (MC3) center. Wood and Jarolimek are working to assess the communications utility of CubeSat technologies recently deployed by U.S. Southern Command.
Southcom Turns to NPS to Evaluate CubeSats for Communications Support

The U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) has embarked on an ambitious international CubeSat program, and turned to the Naval Postgraduate School for help.

Members of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Fall Quarter’s graduating class listen in as NPS alumnus retired Adm. Michael G. Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 28th Chief of Naval Operations, offers keynote remarks during commencement ceremonies, Dec. 20.
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, CNO Keynotes Fall Graduation

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored its latest round of graduates during the 2013 Fall Quarter Graduation Ceremony held in King Auditorium, Dec. 20.

Army Sgt. Brian Jergens, center, cuts the ribbon on his new home during an emotional ceremony in Hollister, Calif., Dec. 12. Through the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers, including a large contingent of NPS defense analysis students, national non-profit Homes for Our Troops provided Jergens and his wife Jennifer, left, with a new, free custom home.
NPS Students Join Community Effort to Build Home for Wounded Warrior

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.

Operations analysis student Lt. John Sprague, left, is presented with the Navy League of the United States Vice Adm. Robert F. Batchelder Award by NPS President, retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route, during a small ceremony in Herrmann Hall, Nov. 19. The Batchelder Award is presented annually to select Supply Corps officers based on significant personal contributions to the supply readiness of the Navy’s operating forces.
NPS Supply Corps Student Honored With Prestigious Batchelder Award

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.

Onsite in the central Philippines in advance of the student team, NPS Department of Information Sciences Lecturer Brian Steckler begins initial assessments of communications capabilities to ensure the Hastily Formed Networks students head to the locations where they are needed most.
Students Deploy, Provide Emergency Communications Support for Operation Damayan

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.

Cmdr. Rich Massie, left, gold crew commanding officer of the ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) supervises the boat's return to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol. Massie, a Naval Postgraduate School alumnus, was recently named the 2013 Pacific Fleet recipient of the Navy’s prestigious Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership.
NPS Alumni Sweep Prestigious Stockdale Leadership Awards for 2013

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.

Students from the first graduating cohort of the distance learning human systems integration degree program are pictured prior to commencement ceremonies in late September. The inaugural cohort included civilians from the Departments of the Navy and Marine Corps, a Navy officer, and a contractor working with the Department of Defense.
Growth in HSI Programs Underscores Value of Humans in Systems Design

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.

Researchers with the Naval Postgraduate School and NASA employ a REMUS 100 UUV to create a detailed map of the shallow environment around the Aquarius underwater research facility off the coast of Florida. The effort is part of a broad student/faculty research program breaking new ground in human-robotic interactions in extreme environments.
NPS, NASA Collaborate on Human-Robot Interaction in Extreme Environments

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.

A student team participating in the Naval Postgraduate School‘s Warfare Innovation Workshop explores the distributed air wing and surface capabilities concept where small flotillas of manned and unmanned systems are designed to present similar operational force and capability while minimizing vulnerabilities.
NPS Workshop Launches a Continuum of Education, Analysis on the Navy’s Most Challenging Issues

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.
NPS Alumnus, Mercury 7 Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Passes

Mercury 7 astronaut and NPS alumnus retired Navy Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenter passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, from complications related to a recent stroke.

Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt, Director, Navy Staff and an NPS telecommunications systems management alumnus, took the podium to address the graduating class, which coincidentally included his own son, Lt. Richard Hunt Jr.
NPS Alumnus Returns to Campus to Keynote Summer Graduation

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, left, and University of Denver Visiting Associate Professor Heather M. Roff, right, joined NPS Department of Defense Analysis Assistant Professor Bradley J. Strawser for a unique debate on the ethics of unmanned combat systems, Sept. 24.
NPS Challenges Students to Consider the Ethics of Unmanned Systems

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, left, was inspired to create the Emotional Vitality Assistant, a smartphone application that provides service members with immediate access to mental health resources. The app is garnering increasing attention within the Navy, including a recent demonstration to Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Michael D. Stevens, right. (Photo courtesy Lt. Darryl Diptee)
NPS Class Inspires Officer to Combat Military Suicide With Smartphone App

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.

NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) graduates Jody Woodcock, left, and Edwin Welch, right, have been selected for CHDS’ Distinguished Fellows program, and will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Preparedness Directorate.
NPS’ CHDS Announces 2013-14 Distinguished Fellows

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.

NPS Interim President Rear Adm. Jan E. Tighe speaks with a summer intern at Hartnell College’s annual Summer Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Internship Symposium, Aug. 24. NPS hosted 93 interns this past summer comprised of local high school, community college and university students.
NPS, Hartnell College Intern Program Leads to Increased Opportunity for Regional Students

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.
Local SAPR Coordinators Provide Advocacy for Sailors in Need

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.

Dr. Timothy Chung, an Assistant Professor with the NPS Department of Systems Engineering, describes the on board intelligence of the Unicorn unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during a Joint Interagency Field Exploration (JIFX) event held by the Naval Postgraduate School, Aug. 5-8. Chung’s research team hopes to utilize the Unicorn, and its autonomous capabilities, to demonstrate how only a few ground operators can command up to 50 aircraft simultaneously.
NPS Leads Collaborative Effort to Inspire Innovation Across Government, Beyond

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 Joint Battlespace Awareness ISR Integration Capability (JBAIIC) team discusses lessons-learned during a daily after action review. JBAIIC was recently deployed to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake to validate recent advances in the Naval Postgraduate School’s Beyond Line of Site Command and Control (BLOS C2) research program.
NPS Researchers Lead Beyond Line of Sight Command and Control Research Effort

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.

Vice Adm. Kenneth E. Floyd salutes as his flag is raised during the Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet change of command and retirement ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in early June. Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman was relieved by Floyd and retired following 35 years of honorable service.
NPS Executive Education Helps Senior Flags Prepare for Next Command

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.
Secretary of the Navy Names New University President

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.

Lt. Meghan Gray is pictured outside the campus facility where a weeklong exercise in ballistic missile defense, part of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Nimble Titan program, was held, June 24-28. Gray graduated from NPS’ national security affairs program a few days prior, and will be heading to Bahrain working with an integrated air and missile defense cell.
NPS Student Participates in Nimble Titan Exercise Held on Campus

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.
Supply Corps Officer Sweeps NPS’ Spring Quarter Graduation Awards

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.
Pakistani Air Force Pilot Honored With Quarter’s Top International Student Award

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.
U.S. Cyber Command Chief Inducted Into NPS Hall of Fame

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.
NPS Adds Another Astronaut Alumnus With NASA’s Newest Class

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 1st Lt. Begum Ozcan is pictured outside the Naval Postgraduate School’s international flag garden. Ozcan has been selected as the spring quarter’s recipient of the prestigious Military Operations Research Society (MORS)/Tisdale Award for her thesis, “Effectiveness of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Helping Secure a Border Characterized by Rough Terrain and Active Terrorists.”
Turkish Officer Awarded Prestigious NPS Ops Research Award

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 addresses Naval Postgraduate School students at NPS’ King Auditorium, June 4. McKnight shared his experiences fighting pirates in the Gulf of Aden and discussed his recent book, “Pirate Alley.”
NPS Alumnus Recounts Efforts to Defeat Piracy During Latest SGL

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, from left: Information Systems Technician (IT) Chief Deyan Dontchev, IT1 Thomas Skoff, ITC Javon Burden and ITC  Rachel Doucet at NPS’ Ingersoll Veterans Memorial Exhibit.
NPS’ Applied Cyber Ops Master’s Degree Turns Senior Enlisted into Cyberwar Specialists

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, a member of the upcoming summer graduating class, earned outstanding thesis honors for his detailed analysis of the intricate relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan, and its impact on the region.
Senior Pakistani Officer Honored With Thesis Award

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.

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) cyber graduate, Navy Lt. Billy Brinkmeyer, left, and NPS Department of Computer Science Assistant Professor Rob Beverly, right, are pictured inside NPS’ Hamming High Performance Computing Center. Brinkmeyer is one of several students from the university’s first cohort of graduates from the Master of Cyber Systems and Operations program.
NPS’ First Cyber Systems Graduates Honored for Thesis Research

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.

Future Commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command, Vice Admiral (sel.) William Hilarides and Leading Innovation Course Program Manager, Dr. Neal Thornberry, take a moment to pose for a picture in the Naval Postgraduate School's Ingersoll Hall, May 9. Hilarides attended the course as a speaker for flag officers and Department of the Navy civilian senior executives to encourage innovation in the Navy.
NPS Workshop Helps Senior Leaders Apply Innovation Across the Service

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.

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 a new breed of energy-intelligent officer.
Power Play – NPS' Defense Energy Program Educates Tomorrow's Energy-Intelligent Officers

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 Adm. Mark Ferguson fields a student's question during an all-hands call in the university's King Auditorium, April 25.  An NPS computer science graduate, Ferguson was on campus to participate in the university's Board of Advisors subcommittee meeting.
Vice Chief Ferguson Holds All-Hands Call at Naval Postgraduate School

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.

More than 25 nations shared traditional food, faire and cultural information during the return of the Naval Postgraduate School’s International Day, April 27.
NPS International Day Spotlights Campus’ Cultural Diversity

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 Capt. Kimberly Julka with members of the student mentoring team that she founded at the Naval Postgraduate School. Julka created an innovative program that matches students with experienced Marine officers in an effort to give back to the local community.
NPS Marines Develop Mentoring Program with Local School

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, an accomplished academic and industry leader most recently serving as dean of the Wichita State University W. Frank Barton School of Business, has been selected to serve as the 14th provost of the Naval Postgraduate School.
NPS Announces the Appointment of New Provost

Dr. Douglas A. Hensler has been selected to serve as the 14th provost of the Naval Postgraduate School the university announced April 11.

Students from the Federal Bureau of Investigation pose for a photo in front of Root Hall, Mar. 13. NPS recently welcomed a contingent of FBI employees into the Executive Master of Business Administration curriculum.
EMBA Program’s Latest Class Includes FBI Contingent

NPS recently welcomed a contingent of FBI employees into the Executive Master of Business Administration curriculum.

Natural Resource Specialists Todd Wills and Vicki Taber stand beside Installation Energy Manager Jermaine Starks atop NPS’ Dudley Knox Library, surrounded by rows of clean energy producing photovoltaic cells.
Monterey Naval Installations Honored with Environmental and Historic Stewardship Awards

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.

Retired Adm. Henry Mauz delivers the keynote address at the Naval Postgraduate School winter quarter graduation ceremony. During the ceremony, 366 U.S. and international military officers and Department of Defense civilians were awarded master and doctoral degrees. The school provides relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of the United States and allied forces.
NPS Says Farewell to Winter Quarter Graduates

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored 366 students earning 367 advanced graduate degrees during NPS’ Winter Graduation Ceremony at King Auditorium, March 29.

NPS Defense Analysis alumni Maj. Sean Hubbard, second from left, and Maj. Chuck Ergenbright, far right, stand alongside members of Norway’s DELTA Assault Team on Utøya Island in Norway, the site of a horrific mass shooting that claimed 69 lives on July 22, 2011. Hubbard and Ergenbright visited Norway following the incident to gather information for their thesis research on how to mitigate active shooter incidents.
NPS Students’ Thesis Addresses the Threat of Active Shooters

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 demonstrates the Lighthouse Sensitive Site Exploitation application he developed 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 Enlisted Special Forces Student Inspires Intelligence Innovation

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 President, Lt. Kris Yost, far left, and Vice-Chairman Lt. Art Zepf, second from left, are joined by members of the President’s Student Council on the steps of Herrmann Hall. The goals of the PSC are to get students from all services engaged in the campus community, and to ensure that student questions and concerns are heard.
Philanthropy, Campus Interests Top NPS Student Council Agenda

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.

Marine Corps Col. Bob “Brutus” Charette, Director of the Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), responds to a question from the audience during a presentation on energy innovation for the warfighter of the future, Feb. 27.
NPS Lecture Series Focuses on Navy, Marine Corps Energy Independence

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.

Naval Postgraduate School students watch the demonstration of a remote controlled quad rotor aerial vehicle during JointInteragency Field Experiment (JTFIX) 13-2. JIFX is a four-day field experiment hosted and coordinated by NPS, and is a sponsored research program that provides combatant commanders, as wells as state, local and federal agencies an environment in which they can rapidly test, evaluate, and refine emerging technology in support of warfighters and first responders.
Naval Postgraduate School Hosts Collaborative Interagency Field Experimentation 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.

ice Adm. William E. Landay, III, NPS graduate and Director of Defense Security Cooperation Agency, speaks to Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) students about security assistance and cooperation during a campus visit, Apr. 11, part of the International Defense Management course. Landay manages a professional security cooperation workforce of military and civilian personnel located around the world, providing leadership, management and oversight for a diverse portfolio of security cooperation and
GSBPP Celebrates 50 Years of Education and Research in the Business of Defense

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.

Navy Cmdr. Walt DeGrange is part of a team of Naval Postgraduate School researchers that is rethinking the way naval vessels refuel and take on supplies. He and his team have developed an innovative program known as the Replenishment at Sea Planner (RASP) which aims to save the Navy millions of dollars in fuel costs.
NPS Developed Replenishment at Sea Program Could Save Millions

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 latest collection of honor graduates from the Naval War College Monterey Program is pictured following a brief 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.
Students Complete JPME in Joint NPS, Naval War College Program

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, speaks to students in NPS’ Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) program during a campus visit, Jan. 31.
NORAD, USNORTHCOM Commander Talks Civil Support with NPS Students

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.
NPS Alumnus Turns Off Duty Time Into Profitable Business

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.

The Chief of Naval Operations visited the Naval Postgraduate School for an all hands call, Feb. 1.
Chief of Naval Operations Delivers All Hands Message at Naval Postgraduate School

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.
Former Under Secretary of the Army Explores Federal Budget with NPS Business School Students

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. and motivational speaker David Marquet stands before a photo of the USS Santa Fe. The leadership lessons Marquet learned while commanding the Santa Fe are the subject of his book, “Turn the Ship Around – How to Create Leadership at Every Level.”
Famed Submariner, Motivational Speaker Addresses NPS Student Body

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 U.S. Navy Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, fields questions from Naval Postgraduate School Information Dominance Corps Students during an all hands call on the university campus, Jan. 8.
Navy’s Cyber Commander Addresses NPS Information Dominance Corps Students

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.

Cmdr. Ramona Domen of the Naval Medical Center San Diego Medical and Surgical Simulation Center checks the heart and lungs of the Mobile Adult Trainer mannequin. A new graduate certificate program, developed in partnership between NPS and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, provides health care simulation centers with state of the art education focused on the theory and practice of health care simulation.
NPS Partners with Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences on Grad Certificate Program

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.
NPS Alumnus Applies Studies to Monumental ‘Endeavour’

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 Juan M. Garcia and NPS Interim President Rear Adm. Jan E. Tighe walk to a community focus group meeting held on the university campus, Dec. 19. The gathering was the first of several scheduled meetings in hopes of strengthening ties between the university and the regional community.
Navy, Institution Leadership Establish Naval Postgraduate School Community Focus Groups

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.

Rear Adm. Jan Tighe, Interim President of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), welcomes Congressman Sam Farr to campus for a meeting emphasizing the Navy's commitment to NPS and to the local community, Dec. 7.
NPS Interim President Meets With Congressional Leader

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.

Rear Adm. Jan Tighe addresses Naval Postgraduate School faculty and staff for the first time during a gathering in King Auditorium, Nov. 28, following the announcement of the university’s change in senior leadership.
Alumnus Rear Adm. Jan Tighe Takes the Helm at Naval Postgraduate School

Under Secretary of the Navy Robert O. Work introduces NPS alumna Rear Adm. Jan Tighe as the university's interim president.

Washington Post Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran addresses students, faculty and staff in the Naval Postgraduate School’s King Auditorium, Nov. 27.
Acclaimed War Correspondent Addresses NPS Student Body

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 MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from NAS Lemoore's SAR unit lands in a field during an aircraft mishap exercise Oct. 18 in Visalia, Calif.
NPS Alumnus Helps Return Search and Rescue Unit to NAS Lemoore

An NPS Executive MBA capstone project leads to the re-establishment of a Search and Rescue unit at Naval Air Station Lemoore.

Acclaimed author, retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt, addresses students in NPS’ King Auditorium. Zumwalt focused in presentation on honoring the storied Navy career of his celebrated father, former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo “Bud” Zumwalt.
James Zumwalt Honors Legacy of His Famous Father During Latest SGL

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, left, was presented the Vice Adm. Richard W. Mayo Award by NPS Senior Intelligence Officer Capt. Jennith Hoyt, right, in a small ceremony, Nov. 5. The award is presented annually to an Information Professional officer who demonstrates vision, innovation and exceptional performance in information technology and operational command, control, communications and computers.
NPS Cyber Student Honored With Prestigious Vice Adm. Richard Mayo Award

NPS Cyber Systems and Operations student Lt. Jason Hughes was presented the Vice Adm. Richard W. Mayo Award during a small ceremony, Nov. 5.

NPS President Dan Oliver gives opening remarks during the Expanding Your Horizons conference (EYH), held Oct. 27 on campus. The event was a daylong, hands-on conference for girls grades 5-10 that is meant to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in these young students.
NPS Promotes STEM Fields Through Expanding Your Horizons Conference

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.

Maj. David Coté, left, joins his friend and former homeless Vietnam Army veteran Ben Rodriquez. Through his work with the Veterans Village of San Diego, Coté has spent the last seven years volunteering to help vets like Rodriguez access the resources they need to get back on their feet.
Marine Corps Student Uses Ops Research Thesis to Combat Veteran Homelessness

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, currently working toward a degree in national security studies at NPS, hopes that his education in the U.S. will help him promote unity in his country when returns to teach at the Nigerian Armed Forces Command and Staff College.
Nigerian Student Hopes NPS Education Helps Bring Unity to His Home

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.

Cmdr. Chase Patrick, center, hosts captain Johnathan Hillstrand from the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch program for a tour of his ship, June 2, 2011, while serving as Commanding Officer of the USS Chafee. Patrick, and operations research graduate of NPS, was recently awarded the Navy’s prestigious James B. Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership.
NPS Graduate Honored With Navy’s Coveted Stockdale Leadership Award

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.

Naval Postgraduate School alumnus and former USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) commanding officer, Navy Capt. Frank Castellano, addresses university students, faculty and staff during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture, Oct. 16 in King Auditorium. The Bainbridge caught the public’s attention after it led the dramatic rescue operation that freed Maersk Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips from Somali pirates in 2009.
Key Player in Maersk Alabama Hostage Rescue Addresses NPS Students During Guest Lecture

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.

NPS President Dan Oliver and 17th District Representative, Congressmen Sam Farr, welcome regional education leaders to the NPS campus for discussions on the local impact of education and possible collaborative efforts between the Monterey Peninsula’s higher education institutions.
Regional Education Leaders Discuss Collaboration, Shared Vision

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, left, Commanding General of U.S. Cyber Command/U.S. 2nd Army, tours campus with NPS student, U.S. Army Maj. Joshua Bundt, during a two-day exploratory review of the university's cyber education and research programs.
Army’s Cyber Commander Explores NPS Education, 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.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs Paul Stockton speaks to students, faculty and staff during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL), Sept. 25, in King Auditorium.
SIGS, CHDS Founder Paul Stockton Returns to NPS for Briefings, SGL

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.
Student Dissertation Explores Privatization of Global Security

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.

Graduation speaker Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), congratulates doctoral graduate Adam J. Yingling during commencement exercises, Sept. 21. Yingling earned one of nine doctorate degrees awarded this past quarter, the most in recent school history.
Naval Postgraduate School’s Summer Grad Class One of the Largest

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.

Members of the Naval Postgraduate School Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab are working on innovative ways to analyze open source information gleaned from social network sites. This information is allowing researchers to visualize troubled regions with greater fidelity than conventional intelligence analysis methods.
NPS’ CORE Lab Rethinks Traditional Intelligence Analysis

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.

Retired Adm. James Hogg, Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (CNO SSG) Director, stands with the group of newly-selected NPS Director Fellows for CNO SSG XXXII outside of Herrmann Hall on the NPS campus.
NPS Students Impact Future Navy Through Strategic Studies Group

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.

A group of Naval Postgraduate School Cebrowski Institute interns demonstrate robotics for a group of local middle school students as part of the Cyber Adventurers Program. The interns, all of whom work in labs across campus, took part in the weeklong cyber exercise as a way to help get young people excited about computer science.
NPS Interns Pay It Forward to Local Middle School Students

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).

United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Chair and Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab Co-Director Col. Greg Wilson, right, briefs USSOCOM Commander Adm. William McRaven on the CORE Lab and the defense analysis department's internship program at NPS. The program aims to place select NPS students in special operations commands around the world for hands-on experience.
NPS Defense Analysis Grads Apply Their Studies Through Global SOF Internships

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.

Members of Majid al Taqwa offer evening prayers with international students from the Naval Postgraduate School.
University Students Celebrate Eid al Fitr as Ramadan Comes to an End

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 Poindexter for a memorial ceremony, Aug. 10, in honor of the university’s late dean of students. An accomplished Navy pilot and veteran astronaut, Poindexter passed away in a tragic accident in Florida, July 1.
Memorial Ceremony Honors the Life and Service of Capt. Alan “Dex” Poindexter

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.

NPS Research Associate Professor Doug Horner leads NPS alumnus Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge on a tour of the Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research laboratory, Aug. 2. Breckenridge, who currently commands Submarine Group 2, visited NPS to meet faculty and deliver lectures to students.
Sub Group Commander Returns to Alma Mater to Talk Undersea Warfare

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.

NPS Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Leonard Ferrari delivers keynote remarks during a National University of Singapore (NUS) 2012 commencement ceremony.
Executive Vice President and Provost Ferrari Keynotes Singaporean Graduation Ceremony

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.

Commanding Officer of Naval Support Activity Monterey, Capt. Gerral David, right, and Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Cycling Club President, Air Force Capt. Nolan Semrau, second from right, lead the way during the Capt. Alan Poindexter Tribute Ride, July 21, 2012 from Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, Calif.
NPS Cycling Club, Local Community Pay Tribute to Capt. Alan Poindexter

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.

Consortium Directors of the Global Center for Security Cooperation (GCSC) are shown during a break from the GCSC Consortium Conference for Directors held at the Monterey Hyatt near the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), July 10-12. The conference brings together leadership of the consortium members for the opportunity to collaborate, network and exchange perspectives on a wide range of topics.
Global Center Directors’ Conference Solidifies Consortium Efforts

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.

Former Naval Postgraduate School Dean of Students Capt. Alan “Dex” Poindexter fields a student’s question during an all-hands in King Auditorium on the university campus. On July 1, a tragic accident claimed the life of the senior Naval officer and primary mentor to NPS’ more than 1,500 resident students.
University Mourns Loss of Dean of Students Capt. Alan Poindexter

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 Honors NCO with University’s Top Army Student Award

Enlisted service member first-ever non-commissioned officer to receive the university’s top Army student award.

Rear Adm. Bruce Doll, currently serving as a Senior Health Care Executive, Navy Medical Department and Medical Advisor to Allied Command Transformation (NATO) is celebrated as the first Flag officer to complete NPS’ Executive Master’s of Business Administration (EMBA) program.
Naval Postgraduate School Honors First Flag Officer Graduate of Distance Learning Program

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

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.
USSOCOM McRaven Honors Longtime NPS Professor During SGL

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.

The Honorable Frank Kendall III, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, delivers a keynote address during Naval Postgraduate School’s 9th annual Acquisition Research Symposium, held May 16 -17 in Monterey, Calif.
NPS’ Annual Acquisition Symposium Explores Critical Issues in Defense Financial Stewardship

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.

NPS alumnus Dr. Fenton Carey offers a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture, May 15. Carey spoke about what he sees as opportunities for the United States and China to have a more collaborative relationship, particularly in fields such as space exploration, health care, and education.
NPS Welcomes Consultant Dr. Fenton Carey for SGL

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, shares 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.
Afghan Vet Inspires Salinas Youth to be Brainy, Brave and Beautiful

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 meets with NPS President Dan Oliver during a campus visit May 21.
Army Secretary Visits Naval Postgraduate School

Secretary of the Army John McHugh meets with NPS President Dan Oliver during a campus visit May 21

Freeman Global Holdings CEO Kevin D. Freeman speaks to Naval Postgraduate School faculty, staff and students during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Series (SGL) in King Auditorium, Apr. 17.
Expert Shares Controversial Views on Global Financial Crisis

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, a 2003 graduate, now serves as Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), Conversion and Repair, Bath, where he oversees private shipbuilding contracts at shipyards across the country.
Alumnus Applies NPS Studies to Building the Navy’s Newest Ships

NPS electrical engineering alumnus Capt. Robert Crowe, is Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP).

The latest NPS EMBA Cohort Includes students from NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Latest EMBA Cohort Includes Group from NASA’s Johnson Space Center

The latest NPS EMBA Cohort Includes students from NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

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Under Secretary of the Navy Outlines State of the Navy-Marine Corps Team to NPS Students, Faculty

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.

Marine Corps Capt. Carrick Longley, left, developed Lighthouse to utilize mobile devices in gathering socio-cultural data for situation awareness. The project has evolved greatly, and current efforts such as those by NPS defense analysis students Lt. John Taylor, center, and Lt. Deak Childress, right, have expanded Lighthouse to develop a resource for gathering and mapping data on improvised explosive devices and the networks that create them.
CORE Lab’s Lighthouse Project Casts a Bright Light on IED Networks

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.

Vice Adm. John M. Richardson, currently serving as Commander, Submarine Forces as well as Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic and Commander, Allied Submarine Command, offers keynote remarks during the Winter quarter commencement ceremony, Mar. 30 in King Auditorium.
Submarine Forces Commander Highlights Winter Graduation Ceremonies

Submarine Forces Commander Vice Adm. John M. Richardson Highlights NPS Winter Graduation Ceremonies

Retired Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold, former Commanding Officer (CO) of the USS Cole, speaks to Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture, Apr. 3
Former USS Cole CO Details the Port of Aden Attack

Retired Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold, former Commanding Officer (CO) of the USS Cole, speaks to Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture, Apr. 3

The Consul General of Japan, Hiroshi Inomata, speaks to attendees March 13 at the Golden Gate Club, Presidio of San Francisco, during a one-year memorial event, in remembrance of those who were affected by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
NPS Students and Staff Participate in Commemoration Ceremony with Japanese Consulate

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.

Space Systems Engineering doctoral student Vidur Kaushish performs final testing procedures on the Naval Postgraduate School designed and built CubeSat axillary payload platform. The launcher will send several CubeSats into Low Earth Orbit when it is launched in August of this year.
NPS CubeSat Prepares to See Space By Way of New Payload Platform

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.
Leader in Individual Rights Offers Thought-Provoking Insights During Latest SGL

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.
NPS, DLIFLC Honored with CENIC’s Innovations in Networking Award

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.
NPS Assists Nearby Defense Language Institute in Migration to .EDU Network

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, is shown in his office in the Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) building at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Jan. 10. Tuttle Saved NPS thousands of dollars applying his logistics expertise in transporting tons of equipment for NPS researchers.
NSA Supply Management Analyst Turns Decades of Experience Into Cost Savings for NPS

Fleet Logistics Center San Diego, Monterey Site Manager, Tom Tuttle, saves the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) thousands of dollars.

An A-10 Thunderbolt sits in wait before complete renovations begin on the aircraft. The “Warthog” – as it is affectionately known – will be given a new life as a meteorological research plane when it joins NPS’ CIRPAS team in 2013.
A-10 Transformation Will Lead to Big Research Opportunities for NPS

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.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Outlines the Future Navy During SGL

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.

Commander for the Navy's Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet, Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, right, discusses cyber defense with members of NPS' Cyber Academic Group during a school visit, Jan. 30. Rogers was on campus to participate in the Information Dominance Senior Leader Symposium.
Navy’s Cyber Commander Participates in NPS’ Information Dominance Symposium

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.

National Security Affairs student Air Force Maj. Steven Peña shows off the recently launched mobile website for NPS' Dudley Knox Library.
NPS’ Award-Winning Dudley Knox Library Launches Mobile Website

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, presents a guest lecture to NPS students, staff and faculty, Jan. 17. Ziring spoke about the value of layered security measures to protect critical systems and data.
Security Solutions Lecture Presented by NSA Technical Director Neal Ziring

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.

Lt. Tim Rochholz stands beside one of NPS’ two Wave Gliders, a key piece of equipment in Rochholz’s thesis research, which explores the potential of Wave Gliders to replace moored buoys in research and data collection for the U.S. Navy.
Student Explores Unmanned Surface Vehicles for Maritime Data Collection

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.

Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Lt. Gen. David Perkins, listens to National Security Affairs Chair, Dr. Dan Moran, during a briefing on different programs offered at the Naval Postgraduate School, Jan. 10.
Army’s Intellectual Center Commander Continues What CSA Odierno Started

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 holds a rechargeable battery similar to the units he studied for his master’s thesis. Brown analyzed the full life cycle cost savings of using rechargeable batteries over disposables, with striking potential cost reductions in his analyses.
Marine Corps Student Analyzes Cost Savings of Rechargeable Batteries Over Disposables

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.

Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, delivers a brief to NPS National Security Affairs students and Foreign Area Officers during a campus visit, Jan. 23. Along with his own presentation, Fraser was briefed by NPS leadership on the university's core mission and objectives as well as several educational and research programs.
SOUTHCOM Commander Gen. Douglas Fraser Briefs NPS Regional Studies Students, FAOs

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 leader John Pistole answers questions during a visit to NPS' Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Dec. 15. Pistole was on campus for a series of meetings and briefings with CHDS and NPS leadership, and to address a cohort of TSA-employed students graduating from the CHDS program this quarter.
Transportation Security Administration Chief Visits NPS, CHDS

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.

Operations Research Associate Professor Dr. Ron Fricker presents the results of his 0A4109 Survey Research Methods Class to NPS staff, faculty and students during a presentation at the Dudley Knox Library, Dec. 8. The course provided the opportunity for students to practice concepts learned in class while providing the library with invaluable data and insight.
Student Research Helps Award-Winning Dudley Knox Library Improve Services

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).

NPS President Dan Oliver speaks during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony welcoming Dr. Jack London and retired Adm. Stanley Arthur, Dec. 2. The inductees joined the ranks of several other prominent NPS alumni that have been recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to society, their nation, and the Naval Postgraduate School.
University Inducts Two New Members into Prestigious Hall of Fame

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.

From left, Computer Science Professor Geoffrey Xie, recent graduate Lt. Scott Huchton, and Assistant Professor Robert Beverly show off their hard-earned 2011 Fred W. Ellersick Military Communications (MILCOM) Award for the Best Paper in the Unclassified Technical Program, presented at the MILCOM Conference in early November.
NPS Team Wins MILCOM Best Paper Award for Plan to Secure Networks From Compromised Devices

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.

Following his time as a strategic advisor to former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, Capt. Wayne Porter recently joined NPS as the Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity in the Global Public Policy Academic Group.
Former CJCS Advisor Capt. Wayne Porter Fills New Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity

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, speaks to Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff during a lecture.
Naval Submarine League President Outlines Future of the Silent Service

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.

Joseph Dyer, discusses the many different kinds of robots develop through iRobot, and their applications in commercial and defense industries. Dyer joined iRobot in 2003 after a 32-year career with the Navy.
iRobot COO and NPS Grad Joseph Dyer Explores Concept Design, Development with University Community

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.

A workshop leader at the Expanding Your Horizons Conference helps participants with their experiment.
Expanding Your Horizons Conference Opens Doors for Young Women in STEM Fields

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.

Naval Postgraduate School Defense Analysis students, Army Master Sergeant Garric Banfield, left, and Maj. Jonathan Bleakley, right, stand at the location where they quickly applied their acute trauma training to stabilize a recent shark attack victim until paramedics arrvied.
Two NPS Students Stabilize Shark Attack Victim at Nearby Marina Beach

The two active duty service members, and Naval Postgraduate School Defense Analysis students, use their training to save a surfer's life.

From left to right, SOLTEK Pacific Construction's Cindy Lovelace, NAVFAC Southwest Capt. Marko Medved, Congressman Sam Farr, NSAM Commanding Officer Capt. Gerral David, and NPS President Dan Oliver cut the ceremonial ribbon recognizing the formal completion of Military Construction Project 197, known around campus as P-197.
Ceremony Celebrates Completion of New Academic Building

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.

Ready to deploy at a moment’s notice, NPS’ Hastily Formed Networks team has developed a self-contained Emergency Operations Center, which can be transported in airline-checkable luggage and used as mobile communications center in disaster and emergency response efforts worldwide. Here, the equipment is seen between emergency response vehicles for the city of Salinas, Calif. during an test-run with the Salinas Air Show.
NPS-Developed ‘Network in a Box’ Delivers Emergency Communications in Minutes During Disaster Response

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.  

Air Force Maj. Paul Brister, a special tactics officer and doctoral graduate from the NPS Department of National Security Affairs, displays the book he recently co-edited, “Hybrid Warfare and Transnational Threats: Perspectives for an Era of Persistent Conflict.”
Air Force Doctoral Graduate Edits Book on Hybrid Conflict

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.”

NPS staff members Michele Merenbloom, left, and Andrew Ware, right, are two of several participants in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program.
NPS Staff Training to Benefit a Worthy Cause

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).

Landing Signal Officers aboard the USS Eisenhower test the pilot performance tracking system developed by researchers in NPS’ MOVES Institute.
MOVES Software Package Helps LSOs Track Pilot Performance

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.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Announces NPS’ Energy Degree Programs

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.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Returns Home to Address NPS Community
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Returns Home to Address NPS Community

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.” 

Dr. David Kilcullen, noted architect of the surge in Iraq in 2007, speaks to NPS students, faculty and staff, Aug. 16 in King Auditorium.
Renowned Counterinsurgency Expert and ‘Architect of the Surge’ Lectures on Campus

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.

Ethical Behavior in Lethal Autonomous Systems Expert Lectures at NPS
Ethical Behavior in Lethal Autonomous Systems Expert Lectures at NPS

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.

The Honorable Zachary Lemnios, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, spoke about DoD research goals at an Aug. 9 Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture to NPS students, staff and faculty.
Students Hear DoD’s Research Goals Straight from Assistant SecDef Zachary Lemnios

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.
NPS Alumnus Pens America’s National Strategic Narrative

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.

U. S. Marine Corps Capt. Derek Snyder prepares to hand-launch the FQM-151 Pointer Small Unmanned Air System, armed with a non-lethal payload, while conducting experiments at Camp Roberts, Calif.
NPS Students Explore the Full Potential of Unmanned Air Systems

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.

Marine Corps Capt. David Coté
NPS Student Named “Marine Corps Times” Marine of the Year

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.

Rear Adm. Greg Smith served as the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Information before assuming his current role as Deputy Chief of Staff for Communication in Afghanistan. He visited NPS, July 12, to discuss the current communication efforts in Afghanistan.
Veteran PAO Discusses Communication Efforts in Afghanistan During Recent SGL

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. 

Senegalese General Lamine Cisse speaks at the Cultural Organizational Awareness Forum in Monterey, Calif., June 14, 2011. The Naval Postgraduate School with co-sponsor the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association hosted the forum to nurture Cooperative Engagement for Partnership Capacity: Africa as a Model for Whole of Government. General Cissé is currently the Chairman of the International Observatory for Democracy and Management of Crises and Conflicts, which he founded in April 2000.
Inaugural COA Forum Emphasizes the Importance of U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa

The inaugural Cultural and Organizational Awareness (COA) Forum, June 14-16 in Monterey, Calif.,

Attendees of a cybersecurity workshop at Yarmouk University in Jordan listen to the opening address by NPS Executive Vice President and Provost Leonard Ferrari. The workshop is just the beginning of what NPS and Jordanian leadership hope is an expanding partnership between the two nations.
Jordan Embraces Education Amidst Neighbors in Turmoil

NPS alumnus King Al Abdullah, II, has relied on education, for both civilians and military, to give Jordanians a voice.

Then Maj. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), placed the final signature on the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), completing the process to officially establish an Adaptive Optics (AO) Center of Excellence (CoE) for National Security at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security Established at NPS

NPS establishes a partnership to develop the advanced technologies that are critical for reconnaissance and directed energy missions within the Department of Defense (DoD).

Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team of the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) inspect a skiff suspected of participating in recent pirate activity.
NPS Launches Online Wargame Focused on Countering Piracy

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.

Kent Rominger, far left, works with fellow astronauts in NASA’s Space Station Processing Facility in preparation for the launch of STS-100. Rominger worked with NASA until 2006 when he took a job with ATK, where he currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.
From the Shuttle to the Lab, NPS Alumni Look for Solutions to Today’s Space Challenges

Naval Postgraduate School alumni are now part of the ever-evolving commercial space industry.

Jim Newman, NASA astronaut and Naval Postgraduate School Professor of Space Systems, thrills county students with stories of his experiences in space while also noting the importance of education and mathematics on every aspect of life.
University Welcomes Top County Students for Annual Mathletics

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.

From left, NPS students Lt. Cmdr. Gene Albin, Army Capt. James Browne and Lt. Cmdr. Tom Hall discuss elements of their network during the National Security Agency sponsored Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX). CDX takes place annually throughout military educational installations in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity and provide experience through training for future DoD cyber warriors.
NPS Team Participates in NSA’s Annual Cyber Defense Exercise

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.

 U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Charles Hooper delivers a speech kicking during JFSSPP’s latest in-residence course focusing on FAO operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Former NPS Senior FAO Delivers Speech to JFSSPP

Brig. Gen. Charles Hooper delivers a speech at JFSSPP's latest in-residence course focusing on FAO operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Two NPS students spent ten days in March at this camp in the Arctic, using sensors and sonar to study the impact of ice keels on thinning ice layers.
NPS Students Travel to the Arctic for ICEX 2011

From March 14-25, Undersea Warfare student Lt. Brandon Schmidt and Oceanography/Meteorology student Lt. George Suh took part in Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2011.

Department of Applied Mathematics Chairman Carlos Borges proudly displays the first book ever purchased by the Naval Academy’s newly created Postgraduate Department during a special lecture.
Applied Mathematics Department Chair Surveys 100 Years of NPS Math History

Chairman of the Applied Mathematics Department Carlos Borges regaled faculty, students and staff in a special lecture Apr. 14.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class David Davis, the platoon sergeant for the security force with the 2-45th Agribusiness Development Team (ADT), Oklahoma National Guard, leads the rear security element at the conclusion of a market walk in Sayed Karam, Paktia province, Afghanistan, Jan. 22, 2011.
University Professor Explores New Methods of IED Detection

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.

High school and grammar schools students wait their turn for judges to come by their exhibits at the 2011 Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair held at California State University Monterey Bay, March 25-27.  Fifty-four NPS faculty and officer students judged more than 300 research projects in 24 categories at the annual event.
NPS Goes All Out for Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair

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.

A view of the FIRST Robotics Competition in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 23 displays the 65 teams competing in the event. The robots are designed and built by teams of young people with the help of a mentor. FIRST competitions like these offer scholarship opportunities to get young people involved in the STEM fields.
SAIC CEO and NPS Alumnus Walt Havenstein Brings Passion to Promoting STEM Fields to America’s Youth

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.

Less than a year ago, Navy Capt. Alan Poindexter was on the International Space Station speaking live to hundreds to area school children in King Auditorium on his experiences in space. A 1995 graduate, he has now returned to alma mater to serve as Dean of Students at the Naval Postgraduate School.
A Conversation with New Dean of Students, Capt. Alan Poindexter

Navy Capt. Alan Poindexter has returned to alma mater to serve as Dean of Students at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Chief Security Officer for Oracle Corporation, Mary Ann Davidson, speaks during a Naval Postgraduate School Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture in King Auditorium, Mar. 8. Davidson spoke about the importance of cybersecurity, the challenges involved in promoting it, as well as the importance of implementing concepts from different fields into the cyber defense arena. (U.S. Navy Photo by MC1 Leonardo Carrillo/Released)
Oracle Corp. Security Chief Lectures at NPS

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.

Attendees gather to hear the morning presentation at the NATO Building Integrity Conference at the Monterey Plaza Hotel on Feb. 24. The conference addressed defense corruption, and its affect on developing or vulnerable countries. (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya/ Released.)
USPTC and NATO Partner to Help Combat Corruption

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) coordinated with the USPTC to host the 2011 NATO Building Integrity Conference from Feb. 23-25.

From left to right, Prof. Luke Brewer, Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, and Lt. Brian Banazwski, stand in front of the guided-missile USS Chosin (CG 65).  (U.S. Navy photo/Released.)
NPS Student-Professor Team Assists Commander, U.S. Third Fleet With ‘Splitting’ Dilemma

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.

Andrew McDonald, the department head for plans, programs and requirements at the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) Pacific (right), and Lt. Erik Molina, executive assistant to the Commander, Navy Region Hawaii/ Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, attend a course in Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) via video teleconferencing.  Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), based in Monterey, Calif., offers the EMBA course, a defense-based Master of Business Adm
Naval Postgraduate School Takes Grad Education to the Hawaiian Islands

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) began offering a defense-based Master of Business Administration program in 2003.

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French Air Force General Stephane Abrial, strongly stressed the post-Cold War relevance of the alliance of 28 nations during his Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture at NPS, Feb. 24. (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya / Released).
NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Stresses Alliance’s Post-Cold War Relevance

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French Air Force General Stephane Abrial, lectures at NPS.

Dr. Peter W. Singer, Foreign Policy Senior Fellow and Director of the 21st Century Initiative at the Brookings Institution, discussed the revolution in unmanned military systems and its far-reaching implications at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture, Feb. 15.
Military Robotics Revolution Expert Gives SGL as Supercomputer Beats Its Human Creators

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.

From the halls of NPS to the New York Stock Exchange, the comprehensive Operations Research program at NPS helped prepare alumnus Marshall Carter for over 30 years in finance. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1975 after serving two tours in Vietnam
NPS Alumnus Marshall Carter Brings Ethics and Leadership to Guiding the New York Stock Exchange

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.

Counterterrorism expert and captor of the infamous Carlos the Jackal, Jean-Louis Bruguière  lectures on the evolution of radical Islamic terrorism leading up to the 9/11 attacks during a Center for Homeland Defense and Security sponsored brownbag lunch session in the Glasgow auditorium at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Jan. 26.
International Terrorism Expert Speaks at NPS

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.
Imagination Conversation Inspires Participants to “Imagine a Safer Community”

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.
University Provost Leonard Ferrari Outlines State of NPS During Latest SGL

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.

Global Center for Security Cooperation (GCSC) Director Dr. Jim Wirtz, left, signs the Memorandum of Agreement between the NATO School and the GSCS, as NATO School’s Dean of Academics, Col. Al Woodcock, right, looks on. (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya/ Released)
Defense Educators Gather for 3rd Annual Global Center Consortium Directors’ Conference

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, stands with British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald, right, after being named an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Alumnus Named Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

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 Air Vehicles Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, presented a Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Distinguished Lecture on “Autonomy of Unmanned Air Vehicles: The Challenges Ahead” at the Naval Postgraduate School, Dec. 2.
World Renowned UAV Control Expert Presents GSEAS Distinguished Guest Lecture

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 Young Kwon holds up a broken CubeSat structure following the compression tests performed as part of the DARPA Digital Manufacturing Analysis, Correlation and Estimation Challenge. Based on provided data, participants were tasked with guessing the durability of the structure.  (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya/Released)
NPS Crushes CubeSats for DARPA Challenge

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.

Following induction ceremones Friday, December 3, NPS President Dan Oliver welcomed the three newest members to the university‘s prestigious Hall of Fame. Shown, from left to right, are Oliver; Nancy Hughes, wife of posthumous inductee retired Vice Admiral Thomas Hughes; fellow Hall of Famer and former Monterey Mayor Dan Albert; retired Vice Admiral Patricia Tracey; and retired Admiral T. Joseph Lopez.
NPS Inducts Three New Members into Hall of Fame

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.

Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Wilkerson, presents a check for $5,000 to Lt. Jim Drennan, a student with the Naval Postgraduate School Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nov. 23. Drennan was the winner of the 2010 USNI Robotics Essay Contest. The USNI runs a series of essay contests with the purpose of exposing new ideas to influence and improve U.S. national defense and security.
NPS Student Wins 2010 USNI Robotics Essay Contest

A student from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) won the 2010 annual U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) Robotics Essay Contest.

Dr. George Bekey, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California , and the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Engineering at California Polytech University, San Luis Obispo shares a lecture on autonomous systems with NPS students, staff and faculty in ME Auditorium.
Exploring Robotics and Autonomous Capabilities with Dr. George Bekey

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.

An F/A-18C Hornet piloted by NPS alumnus Lt. Cmdr. Frank Weisser assigned to the U.S Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, performs over San Francisco Bay during San Francisco Fleet Week 2010’s air show. (U.S. Navy photo by
NPS Alumni Highlight San Francisco Fleet Week

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, right, addresses an American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) symposium audience after being presented the 2009 Claud A. Jones Award for significant contributions to naval engineering by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead, left, and ASNE National Council President Kathleen Hinton, center. The award, named for Medal of Honor recipient Admiral Claud A. Jones, is given annually by ASNE to a fleet or field engineer who has made significant contributions to improving operatio
Alumnus Honored by ASNE for Excellence in Naval Engineering

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.
Maintaining the Edge - NPS, Information Dominance, and the New World

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.

The Navy’s Program Executive Officer of Space Systems, Rear Admiral Liz Young, provides feedback to students in the Spacecraft Systems II Course following a series of group presentations. The midterm review allowed the students to demonstrate their ability to design a spacecraft for either a medium or low earth orbit.
PEO Space Rear Admiral Young Joins NPS’ SSAG Students for Midterm Review

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. (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya/released)
World Renown Security Affairs Strategist Speaks at NPS

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.
Historical Treasures of NPS Unveiled During Dedication Ceremony

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.
NPS Alumnus Serves as XO, Future CO, of Navy’s Flagship Amphib

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 presents a lecture to NPS students, staff and faculty on Oct. 5 as part of the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Series. As well as being an NFL legend, Staubach started and owned a multi-billion dollar real estate company, and is the recipient of many humanitarian awards.
Football Legend Roger Staubach Lectures at Naval Postgraduate School

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.
Ceremony Celebrates Establishment of Naval Support Activity Monterey

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.
NSA Director and First Commander, U.S. Cyber Command Keynotes Summer Graduation

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.
Seminar Focuses on Inter-Agency Assistance in HA/DR Missions

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.
FIST Project Leads to Real-World Applications

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.

AIAA Homeland Security Conference
2010 Homeland Security Conference Brings Key National Security Experts to NPS

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.
NIST Computer Scientist and Researcher Dr. Ron Ross Discusses Cybersecurity During Latest SGL

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.

Award Winning Journalist Martin Savidge delivers media training to students at Naval Postgraduate School.
Award Winning Journalist Talks Media Relations With DoD’s Warrior Diplomats

Award Winning Journalist Martin Savidge delivers media training to students at Naval Postgraduate School.

University Ceremony Pays Tribute to 9/11 Victims and Families
University Ceremony Pays Tribute to 9/11 Victims and Families

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.

Members of the NPS community including students, staff, faculty and alumni participated in force in support of the fair
University Volunteers Participate in Monterey County Fair

Members of the NPS community including students, staff, faculty and alumni participated in force in support of the fair.

Leaders from different Department of Defense and national security organizations around the Monterey bay area, known as Team Monterey, visit local installations Aug. 12.
Team Monterey Visits County Military Research, Training Partners

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.
Former Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke Calls for New National Cyber Defense Policy to Prevent a Cyber 9/11

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.

Federally Employed Women (FEW) Central Coast Chapter outgoing president Eva Anderson, right, presents the FEW 2010 Federal Agency Award to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) president Dan Oliver during an awards ceremony in the Cristo Ray Auditorium in Herrmann Hall, Aug. 23. Along with the Department of Energy due to a tie, NPS was selected from all competing federal organizations across every agency of government for receipt of the award.
NPS Presented With National Federally Employed Women Award

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.

Capt Paul Rinn shares the heroic story of saving the USS Samuel B Roberts.
Capt Paul Rinn Shares the Story of Saving the USS Samuel Roberts

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.

Dr. Gunther Uhlmann introduces his presentation on “Cloaking and Transformation Optics” with an image of himself cloaked behind a veil of mathematical equations. One of the world’s foremost authorities on electromagnetic cloaking, Uhlmann noted that Maxwell’s equations do have transformation laws that would actually make cloaking possible.
World Authority on Electromagnetic Cloaking Presents GSEAS Distinguished Guest Lecture

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.
Head of Thai Ministry of Defence Inducted into NPS Hall of Fame

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 ye
SpaceShipOne Pilot Brian Binnie Describes Record-Breaking Space Flight

SpaceShipOne pilot Brian Binnie lectures on the history of private space flight to staff, faculty, students and visitors of NPS.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Adm. Mike Mullen spoke to NPS students, staff and faculty on August 10 as part of the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Series.
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Addresses NPS Community

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.

During the 10th Annual MOVES Education and Research Summit, presenters demonstrated their models and simulations during Demo Night on July 14. A 3D model on display shows the potential of projecting human-like images onto multi-dimensional objects to be used in virtual training environments. The project, presented by MOVES Research Associate Professor Amela Sadagic, hopes to offer a more interactive alternative to current role-playing exercises projected onto flat surfaces.
MOVES Highlights Research, Education During Annual Summit

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.

On July 17, the guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) made a rare stop in the Monterey Bay to give Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship recipients a chance to see first-hand the kinds of equipment being developed in DoD labs.
NPS Grad Cmdr. Joey Frantzen Returns to Monterey as XO of USS Mobile Bay

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.

Bosnian Minister of Defense, Dr. Selmo Cikotić, engages leadership from NPS’ U.S. Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC) in discussion about the development of defense-relevant curriculum during a visit to the university on June 29.
Bosnian Leadership Partner With NPS on Their Nation’s Path to NATO

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 speaks to U.S. Pacific Command Foreign Area Officers (FAO) during a Joint FAO Skill Sustainment Pilot Program (JFSSPP) course in late June. As former head of the command, Keating addressed the needs of U.S. officials traveling to the PACOM regions, and what FAOs can do to support these officials in their meetings with foreign leadership.
Former PACOM Chief Admiral Timothy Keating Addresses Asia-Pacific FAOs

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.

Student Interns (Clockwise from top left) Michael Weissman, Shane Driscoll, Vidur Kaushish, Wilson Mefford and Minju Lim represent half of the intern group working under Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG) Professor Jim Newman and Chair Rudy Panholzer. The SSAG interns came from across the country for the summer to get hands-on experience in the Aerospace Engineering lab. The interns work on various projects throughout the group, helping wherever they are needed, and gaining invaluable experience at NPS.
NPS Hosts Young Scientists, Engineers for Hands-on Internships

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 Carter aka Buzz Savage
Alumnus, Energy Secretary Buzz Savage Lectures on Nuclear Future

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.

Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, Chair of the National Academy of Engineering and co-founder of communications giant Qualcomm, addresses the near 250 graduates and accompanying friends and family during commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 18 in King Auditorium. While an electrical engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Jacobs co-wrote Principles of Communications Engineering with the late Dr. Jack Wozencraft, NPS Distinguished Professor and former Dean of Research — the textbook r
Communications Pioneer, Bronze Stars Headline Spring 2010 Graduation

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.

The Honorable Thomas C. Reed
Honorable Thomas C Reed Shares the History of Nuclear Proliferation with NPS Community

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.

Anette “Peko” Hosoi, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, describes the anatomy of a clam during the 9th International Symposium on Technology and the Mine Problem at NPS. Hosoi has been working on creating small robots that use the same mechanics that the clam uses to dig itself into the sand. The RoboClam offers a look at the potential future of demining technology, acting as an anchor to place charges in demining missions. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Leonardo Carrillo/Relea
International Symposium Explores Sea, Land Mines and the Role of Unmanned Systems

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.

It was the place to be Saturday night! The Barbara McNitt ballroom returned to the elegant glory of its past as more than 200 members of the NPS community danced the night away at the Centennial Finale Gala, raising their collective glasses in “Toasting the Next Century.”
NPS Celebrates “That Was the Year That Was!” Centennial Finale

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.     

National Security Affairs (NSA) student Air Force Capt. Robert Davis holds a BlackBerry sporting the new “Mobile Afghanistan” application that he and Air Force Capt. Christopher Joers designed for in-country military personnel as a special project for a contemporary Afghan politics course taught by NSA Research Professor Thomas Johnson.
NSA Students Design “Afghanistan-in-Your-Hand” Smart Phone App

National Security Affairs Research Professor and Director of NPS’ Program for Culture and Conflict Studies (CCS) Thomas Johnson calls the new BlackBerry application tailored by Air Force Capts. Robert Davis and Christopher Joers for in-theater warfighters, “Afghanistan-in-Your-Hand.”

The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense, offers opening remarks for the 7th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium on May 11. Over 300 attendees from around the country gathered to discuss the current defense budget and what can be done to promote more efficient spending.
Annual Acquisition Symposium Promotes Smarter Spending Across the Services

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.

During his Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture on May 13 at NPS, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey stressed the Army’s ability to rapidly adjust to counter the enemies ever-changing tactics. “Today’s army is a values-based, combat-seasoned, professional force,” he said. “And it’s the best in the world at what it does.”
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Addresses NPS Community 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.
Members of a Swedish delegation lead by Brigadier General Johan Svensson, director of exercise VIKING 11 (third from far left) and consisting of representatives of the Swedish International School (SWEDINT), the Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy, the Swedish National Defense College, and the Swedish Armed Forces Research Agency discuss the designation of NPS as a distribution site for the international exercise VIKING 11 scheduled for April 2011, April 13, 2010. The Swedish delegation traveled to multiple pr
Swedish Officials Tap NPS Expertise for VIKING 11

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.

Turkish dancers perform at International Day 2010 at NPS. The event invited students, faculty and the surrounding community for a day of cultural celebration. Over 20 booths representing countries around the world featured food, pictures, and trinkets from their homeland. (U.S. Navy photo by Amanda Stein/Released.)
NPS’ International Day Celebrates Campus Diversity

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.

Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates announced the nomination of Navy Captain Jan E. Tighe to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) March 26. Her current promotion will make her the first Female IW Rear Admiral as well as the first Ph.D. IW Rear Admiral. (DoD photo/Released)
NPS Grad Becomes First Female IW Flag

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.

NDSEG Fellowship Winner Jenna Brown
NPS Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious National Fellowship

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.

New NPS Video Portal
NPS Launches New Video Portal

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.

Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute
Renowned Scientist Amory Lovins Promotes Cleaner, Safer Resources for Troops

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.

Student-Driven Conference Explores Many Roles of Today’s FAO
Student-Driven Conference Explores Many Roles of Today’s FAO

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.

STS-131 Educationa Downlink, Teaching from Space
Area Students Get a Call from Orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery

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.

Record-Breaking Aviator Dick Rutan Share the Voyager Story
Aviator Dick Rutan Tells of Record-Breaking Flight Aboard the Voyager

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

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Honorable Juan M. Garcia, III, keynoted this quarter’s graduation ceremony.
Bronze Stars, Navy Assistant Secretary Juan Garcia Headline Winter Graduation Ceremonies

Bronze Stars, Navy Assistant Secretary Juan Garcia Headline Winter Graduation Ceremonies

Internation Data Farming Workshop
International Data Farming Workshop Participants Explore the Possibilities

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.

RSEP Team Voyages to Brazil
Regional Security Education Program Team Voyages to Brazil

Professors with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Regional Security Education Program (RSEP) returned from Brazil in February where they had boarded the USS Carl Vinson for three days to provide regional security education to the crew.

The RSEP faculty, which included Prof. Kristina Mani of Oberlin College, Prof. David Mares of the University of California, San Diego and Lt. Col. Keith Blakely of NPS, boarded the ship by plane while it was traveling  along the coast of Brazil between Natal and Rio De Janeiro.

Recent NPS graduate Thomas Irwin, left, is sworn by Rear Adm. Dan W. Davenport, also an NPS alum, during Irwin’s appointment to the Senior Executive Service assigned to the U.S. Joint Forces Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Laws)
Systems Engineering Management PD-21 Grad Promoted to SES

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.

Irwin will be attached to the Joint Concept Development and Experimentation (JCD&E, J9), one of the four USJFCOM mission areas, where he will lend his expertise to the development of emerging joint concepts, conduct and enable joint experimentation, and coordinate DoD JCD&E efforts in order to provide joint capabilities to support the current and future joint force commander in meeting security challenges.

The National Reconnaissance Office’s Segmented Mirror Space Telescope – a state-of-the-art experimental testbed for space-imaging education and research, was officially received by its new home, the Naval Postgraduate School’s Spacecraft Research and Design Center, Jan. 12.  The lightweight segmented-mirror telescope represents a quantum leap in the research and educational capabilities of the NPS Spacecraft Research and Design Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist John R. Fischer)
NPS New Home for Giant Segmented-Mirror Space Telescope

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.

The multi-million-dollar asset represents a quantum leap in the research and educational capabilities of the university’s Spacecraft Research and Design Center (SRDC), Department of Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering (MAE) and Space Systems Academic Group in the areas of high resolution adaptive optics; active vibration and jitter control; space system design; and distributed satellite systems.

“Meet You in Kabul” read a surprise note from Joe Little to his son Caleb, third and fourth from left respectively. YN3 Little is a member of NPS’ Flag Admin Office who volunteered to serve with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, while the elder Joe Little is a contractor who coincidentally was also deployed to Kabul at near the same time.
NPS Yeoman, Father Deploy Together to Afghanistan

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.

Yeoman 3rd Class Caleb Little, one of the Flag Admin assistants at NPS, volunteered to serve an Individual Augmentee mission to Afghanistan last year. Going home for one last visit before heading overseas brought a surprise Little never expected. At a gathering in his son’s honor, Joe Little presented the young Sailor with a card that read, “See you in Kabul.”

NPS President Dan Oliver and Director of Media, Marketing and Community Relations Alan Richmond prepare for an interview for “Inside NPS,” a half-hour monthly television program set to debut on the Pentagon Channel on March 5.
“Inside NPS” to Debut on the Pentagon Channel

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.

NPS Team Provides Emergency Wireless Communications to Haiti
NPS Team Provides Emergency Wireless Communications to Haiti

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.

A five-man “NPS HFN Team Haiti” led by retired Navy Lt. Brian Steckler, Director of the university’s Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) Research Group, left Monterey for the Caribbean island nation Monday, Jan. 18, after a frantic week pulling together the orders, funding and equipment needed to provide wireless Internet access and satellite phone service to the people of Port-au-Prince.

Fall 2009 Graduation Ceremony
“NPS’ Own” Admiral Hank Mauz Rallies Fall 2009 Grads

Nearly 400 Naval Postgraduate School students tossed their tassels at festive Fall 2009 commencement exercises in King Hall, Dec. 18.

Apollo 11 Hero Regales Space Systems Students, Faculty
Apollo 11 Hero Regales Space Systems Students, Faculty

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.

Former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff retired General John P. Jumper addresses students on the constant of change during his Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture in King Auditorium.
Former Air Force Chief Stresses the Constant of Transformation

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.

Retired Air Force Gen. John P. Jumper met first with students to discuss transformations in military affairs, acquisition and how business is handled as a part of the ongoing Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture series. He gave a solemn reminder to the audience of the costs of war in human lives before he discussed the costs in dollars and time.

Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Adm. Eric T. Olson, addresses the NPS student population during his campus visit to meet with special ops officers in the Defense Analysis curriculum. Olson is the first Navy SEAL ever to be selected as a four star Admiral, and is a 1986 graduate of NPS.
Special Ops Head, Alumnus Addresses Defense Analysis Students

USSOCOM Commander Adm. Eric T. Olson, an NPS distinguished alumnus, visited the campus to engage Defense Analysis students one-on-one and in small groups, and ultimately to address the students, faculty and staff of NPS during a presentation on USSOCOM’s history, operational capabilities and intentions for future development.

NPS Energy Initiatives, Research Help Navy Blue Go Green
NPS Energy Initiatives, Research Help Navy Blue Go Green

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.

As the Navy unveiled its first “green” ship and the Secretary of the Navy announced the goal of increasing the service’s renewable energy use by 50 percent by 2010, NPS and Naval Support Activity Monterey showcased a rainbow of green initiatives by the university and local technology vendors at the NPS Centennial Energy Fair, Oct. 22.

NPS Field Experimentation Program
Field Experimentation Program Rapidly Deploys New Technologies

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, Mo.
Army’s “Soldier Scholar” Rallies Students with Passion for Values-Based Training

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.

Marine General Congratulates Summer Grads
Marine Air Wing Commander Congratulates Summer Grads

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.

NPS Provides Local College Students Valuable Research Experience
NPS Provides Local College Students Valuable Research Experience

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.

Centennial Showcase in Washington, D.C.
NPS Showcased in Our Nation’s Capital

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.

Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer
NPS Mourns Passing of Legend Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer

Retired Navy Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, legendary father of the Navy’s AEGIS Weapons System, passed away September 1, 2009.

NPS Students Find Lifelong Friendship Over Gallipoli
Students Find Lifelong Friendship on Gallipoli’s Bridge of Valor

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.

Astronauts Alumni Star of Centennial Air and Space Week
NPS Astronaut Alumni Star in Centennial Air and Space Week

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.

Mullen Inducted into NPS Hall of Fame
Mullen Inducted into NPS Hall of Fame

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. Mullen, an NPS graduate who received his master’s degree in operations research in 1985, is the school’s 11th Hall of Fame inductee and first alumnus to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Lt. Trevor Ritland, a dual master’s degree student in the Business Administration and Operations Analysis curricula, was one of 19 service members honored during the Independence Day celebration at the White House. Ritland, pictured second from right along with fellow Navy man Chief Jose Bryant, has already received three bronze stars for his tours in the Middle East.
NPS Student Honored at White House Celebration

In honor of the men and women of the armed forces, the White House hosted a traditional July Fourth barbecue and invited a number of service members and their families to join the President in the celebration.

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.
Original Mercury 7 Astronaut, Alumnus Scott Carpenter Shares Insights with Past, Future Space Travelers

Carpenter, now 83, is one of more than 30 astronaut graduates who have been invited to an Astronaut Symposium this August as part of the Naval Postgraduate School’s 100th year Centennial celebration. The NASA pioneer, who plans to attend, was one of the original “Mercury Seven” astronauts, the back-up pilot for John Glenn’s first U.S. manned orbital flight in 1962, and piloted his own Earth-circling spacecraft in May of that year.

Acquisition Research Symposium
Research Symposium Explores Changes in Defense Acquisition

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.

Greg Mortenson
NPS Raises “Three Cups of Tea” to Educator Extraordinaire Greg Mortenson

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.”

Representatives from government, non-governmental and defense agencies engage in a small group discussion at an economic recovery workshop hosted by the NPS Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS). The four-day workshop, “Getting Back to Work: Rebuilding Livelihoods in Post-Conflict Environments,” explored methods and tools for post-conflict economic recovery. Photo courtesy of Orion Spellman.
Workshop Explores Bond Between Economic Recovery and International Stability

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.

 

In April, CSRS hosted its second economic recovery workshop for representatives of military, government, non-governmental and international organizations and agencies. The event, “Getting Back to Work: Rebuilding Livelihoods in Post-Conflict Environments,” gave a wide range of participants – many of whom have extensive experience in the economics of post-conflict reconstruction – greater knowledge of the different tools, methods and frameworks for creating jobs and rebuilding livelihoods.

Some of the members of the NPS team whose teaching and research contributed to the university’s prestigious designation as an Information Assurance Center for Academic Excellence-Research and re-designation as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education pose with ‘lava lamp’ screen savers, left to right: Jean Khosalim, Valerie Linhoff, Timothy Levin, Thuy Nguyen, Phil Hopfner, Paul Clark, Cynthia Irvine and Charles Prince.
NPS Receives Prestigious National Information Assurance Dual Designation

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.

NPS students from the Foreign Area Officer Association of Monterey (FAOAM) hosted the third annual FAO conference: “Today’s FAO: Warrior, Scholar, Diplomat.”
NPS Students Host Regional FAO Conference

NPS students from the Foreign Area Officer Association of Monterey (FAOAM) hosted the third annual FAO conference: “Today’s FAO: Warrior, Scholar, Diplomat.”

IPCOE Senior Officer Course
IPCOE Offers Senior IT Leaders Career-Enhancing Course

NPS' IP Center of Excellence and its Information Professional Senior Officer Course has become such a crucial part of the IP community’s development, that all senior IP officers must complete the training in order to be considered for promotion to the admiral ranks.

Brig. Gen. Richard Lake
Corps Intelligence Director Stresses the Value of Man Over Machine

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.

USMC General James N. Mattis, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, speaks at a NATO conference in Monterey Feb. 26, 2009.
NATO Diplomats Gather in Monterey, Prep for 60th Anniversary Summit

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.

Lt. Russ Ingersoll
Students Find Arctic on Thin Ice

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. 

Winter 2009 Awards
Legion of Merit Headlines Winter Awards Ceremony

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.

RSEP Instructors deliver a lecture aboard the USS Eisenhower
RSEP Delivers Graduate-Level Programs to Naval Strike Groups

RSEP, a program that aims to enhance the operational missions of deployed naval forces, provides graduate-level education programs to prepare carrier and expeditionary strike groups for security and regional challenges they may face while overseas.

John Nash
Nobel Laureate John Nash’s Week-long Visit Galvanizes NPS

Like a surprising singularity from one of his own theories, Nobel Laureate in economics and world-renowned game theorist Professor John Forbes Nash Jr., the subject of the Academy Award-winning movie "A Beautiful Mind," graced the Naval Postgraduate School with a full week of stimulating discussions, classroom visits and lab tours capped by presenting the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS) Distinguished Lecture on "The Agencies Method for Modeling Coalitions and Cooperation in Games," Feb. 19.

Golf Course Annex
Golf Course Annex Gets High-Speed Boost

Faculty and NPS leadership use a symbolic ethernet cable in place of a ribbon at opening ceremonies for the completion of the new "Gigabit Light Speed" network installed between the main NPS campus and the Golf Course Annex Labs at Monterey Pines Jan. 16.

DLI Global Center Signing
Global Center for Security Cooperation, DLI Sign Historic Collaboration

The Global Center for Security Cooperation and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) have signed an historic Letter of Accord making the nation's language provider for defense personnel the newest member of the Center's Consortium of higher educational institutions engaged in global security cooperation.

Deputy DOS Cmdr. Chambers
Deputy DOS Returns from Afghanistan, Earns MSM

Cmdr. Bob Chambers, the Deputy Dean of Students at NPS, received the Meritorious Service Medal for his service as the Director for Personnel for Afghan Regional Security Integration Command-East (ARSIC-E) during a voluntary Individual Augmentee mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Peter Denning and Vint Cerf at Rebooting Computing Summit
Cebrowski Institute Explores Ways to Re-Energize Computing Field

The Cebrowski Institute hosted a three-day summit titled "Rebooting Computing: The Magic and Beauty of Computer Science" at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. More than 200 participants spent three days at the summit exploring new ways to renew enthusiasm for the computing field.

Cmdr. Jim Moonier teaches a class
Naval Officer Provides High School Students Valuable Lessons in Business, Finance

Cmdr. Jim Moonier, a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, serves as a volunteer instructor for the Junior Achievement program, which teaches high school students the basics of financial planning, business and economics.

Systems Engineering Analysis 14 students pose for a photo
Systems Engineering Students Confront Maritime IED Threat

Systems Engineering and Analysis students presented their project, "Tackling the Maritime IED Problem," which analyzed effective methods for preventing and responding to maritime improvised explosive devices in U.S. ports.

Capt. Hobbs at Final Awards Ceremony
Fall Graduation Awards Ceremony Honors Top NPS Students, Faculty

Dean of Students Capt. Kathryn Hobbs and members of the student body, faculty and staff received awards during the Fall 2008 Graduation Awards Ceremony.

Ferguson and Turner receive DA awards
'84 Classmates Receive Distinguished Alumnus Awards in Dual Ceremony

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, both graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School Class of December 1984, received Distinguished Alumnus Awards from NPS President Daniel Oliver in a dual ceremony in the Barbara McNitt Ballroom, Dec. 19

Ferguson delivers keynote address
Chief of Naval Personnel Rallies Record Fall Graduating Class

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.

Dr. Maslowski speaks at the CSRS conference
CSRS Initiates Cross-Community Effort to Prevent Conflict in Arctic Region

The NPS Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies hosted a conference in December 2008, which addressed the political, cultural, economic and scientific implications of climate change in the Arctic region.

Panetta receives bronze star
Panetta Awarded Bronze Star for Afghanistan Intel Mission

Naval Reserve Lt. James Panetta receives the Bronze Star Medal from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) President and retired Vice Adm. Daniel Oliver at a special ceremony attended by fellow officers and family members, including proud parents Leon and Sylvia Panetta, Dec. 9 at NPS.

ONR Director speaks to NPS students
ONR Director Rallies Students to "Sustain the Edge"

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.

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