The Naval War College (NWC) Monterey program for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) recognized 20 graduates from its latest class earning academic honors for the Spring AY’2021 Quarter.
Graduates earning “with Highest Distinction” honors by completing the JPME program in the top five percent of their class are Marine Corps Majs Mathieu P. Amirault, and Wesley Dyson; Marine Corps Capt Gabriel A. Benjamin; Army Maj Benjamin A. Arbitter; Navy Lt. Joseph C. Hanisko.
Graduates earning “with Distinction” honors by completing the JPME program in the top 15 percent of their class are Army Majs John F. Bassette, Jr., John S. Berger, Travis M. Florio, and Christopher S. Pinkerton; Marine Corps Majs John S. Behrmann, and Liam O’Lone; Marine Corps Capts Christopher J. Leisring, and Luke D. Stockman; Navy Lt. Cmdrs. Sean C. Croghan, Mabi Morgan, and Aaron K. Smith; Navy Lts. Thomas E. Carter, Christopher T. Chavez, Kenneth A. Fletcher II, and Fritz W. Hain.
Through the NPS-NWC partnership, a total of 6,079 officers have earned their Joint Professional Military Education Phase I certification since the program’s inception in September 1999.