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Dean of Students

Dean of Students

Capt. Thor Martinsen, USN, PhD
Dean of Students

Captain Thor Martinsen serves as Dean of Students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics, MS degrees in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, as well as a BA degree in Mathematics from Skidmore College and a BS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State University. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, a Fellow of the Institute for Combinatorics and Its Application, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Capt. Martinsen is a US Navy Permanent Military Professor. He has 11 years of NPS faculty experience, and previously served both as an Associate Department Chair and an Associate Dean.

Capt. Martinsen was commissioned in 1997 via Navy Officer Candidate School and served as a Navy Cryptologist / Cryptologic Warfare Officer. Afloat he served as Electronic Warfare Officer and Ship’s Signals Exploitation Space Division Officer aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), Staff Cryptologic Resource Coordinator for Amphibious Squadron THREE (CPR-3), and Deputy Information Warfare Commander for the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group (PELESG). Ashore he served as a Department Head at Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii, as well as Commanding Officer of Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Monterey.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal (two awards), Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal (two awards) and various campaign awards.


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Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students
 Phone: (831) 656-3690
 Email: tmartins@nps.edu

Dean of Students Executive Assistant
 Phone: (831) 656-2291
 Email: dosea@nps.edu


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