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Mechanical & Astronautical Engineering - Distinguished Faculty & Alumni

Admiral James Watkins, USN (Ret.)
Secretary of Energy, 1989-1993
Chief of Naval Operations, 1982-1986
NPS Class of 1958, Mechanical Engineering

"In 1954, I made the decision to stay in the Navy because I was accepted at the Naval Postgraduate School. Several times throughout my career, my NPS education was critical, in one case probably saving the ship during an operational emergency at sea. I heavily relied on my NPS engineering education both as CNO and as the Secretary of Energy. NPS has excellent programs in science and technology that will advance your career, contribute to the Navy, and enhance national security. The unique environment will provide you the opportunity to make a direct impact."