Naval Postgraduate School's Operations Research Department Alumni have excelled in both military service and as business executives.
Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chief of Naval Operations, graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., with a Master of Science degree in Operations Research. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
CAPT (Ret.) James G. Roche, NPS OR class of 1966, was selected to be the Secretary of the Air Force under former President George W. Bush. He is a former vice president at Northrop Grumman Corp. He worked in the State Department during the Reagan administration and later was Democratic staff director for the Senate Armed Services Committee.
BG (Ret.) Thomas E. White, USA, NPS OR class of 1974, was selected to be the Secretary of the Army under former President George W. Bush. He was executive assistant to former Secretary of State Colin Powell when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
VADM (Ret.) Scott Redd, NPS OR class of 1971, enjoyed a distinguished 32-year naval career before becoming President and CEO of NetSchools Corporation. During his career, he earned high regard as a leader, manager and innovator while commanding eight organizations, from a ship to a fleet. Most recently, he was the Pentagon's chief strategist, representing the military in White House National Security Council meetings.