2022 Winter Quarter Grads


Congratulations to our 2022 Winter Quarter Graduates!

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Download the Winter Quarter Graduation program featuring more about students the school and their achievements – great keepsake!

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On behalf of Provost Dr. Scott Gartner, Faculty and NPS staff –
Congratulations on receiving your degrees today!

We are proud of what you have accomplished, and look forward to all that you will achieve back in the Fleet and operational forces.

Today, we were grateful for the opportunity to celebrate with our graduates in person once again, and with progressively more participation as we turn the corner on COVID. We enjoyed having another distinguished leader deliver the commencement remarks, Lieutenant General Matthew Glavy, Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Information. His personal stories and insights about another great warrior and strategist, Colonel John Boyd and his philosophy of “To Do or To Be” will serve you well!

As I mentioned in my remarks, you are warrior-scholars, doers and innovators… and while your achievements add to the rich history of our institution, more importantly you are answering the call to action. In the midst of our joy today, we all are well aware that the world faces multiple security challenges that require “Strength in Unity” – challenges that you will likely be called upon to help resolve. As NPS graduates, you are well prepared to respond, and poised to make a great impact wherever you go as leaders of our nation’s defense forces, partner agencies and coalition forces. 

You are needed in the world today. Know that NPS is here to help you now, and throughout your careers.  Your success is our mission!

Winter Quarter graduates, take pride in your accomplishments and in your new hard-earned status as NPS alumni – it is indeed well deserved!  Please enjoy the NPS graduation webpage which includes the graduates, awardees, videos featuring some of your classmates and more from NPS social media...

Your experiences have forged strong bonds of camaraderie and friendship. We are united by our common values and the liberties we collectively cherish. In concert with our allies around the world, we must and will continue to work to deter and defeat the adversaries of freedom.

Congratulations again, safe travels and all the best in your next tours!

With great respect and in abiding service,

Ann E. Rondeau, Ed.D.
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
President, Naval Postgraduate School


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NPS Winter Quarter Graduation - March 25, 2022 (full)

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Matthew Glavy, Deputy Commandant for Information, offered the commencement address for the NPS Winter Quarter graduating class on Friday, March 25, 2022, in King Auditorium.

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2022 Winter Graduate Spotlight - Lt. Judith H. Cho, USN

Meet U.S. Navy Lt. Judith H Cho. As a Surface Warfare Officer graduating with Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Manpower Systems Analysis program, Cho has received an advanced education in the economics and data analytics of optimized talent management.

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2022 Winter Graduate Spotlight - Maj. Paul P. Moreau, USMC

Meet U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Paul P. Moreau. As an intelligence officer graduating with a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Defense Systems Analysis program, Moreau has the interdisciplinary education needed to excel in today’s evolving service.

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2022 Winter Graduate Spotlight - Master Sgt. Lorenzo Rucker, USMC

Meet U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Lorenzo Rucker. As an upcoming graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Master of Applied Cyber Operations (MACO) program, Rucker has advanced the technical and analytical skills needed to lead in offensive and defensive cyber operations. 

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USMC Deputy Commandant for Information Honors NPS Winter Quarter Graduates

By MC1 Nathan K. Serpico

One year removed from the last ceremony fully relegated to cyberspace, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored its 2022 Winter Quarter graduates, March 25 during an in-person commencement ceremony in King Hall Auditorium.

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Matthew Glavy, Deputy Commandant for Information, served as the commencement speaker for the 248 graduates, including 28 international students from 15 countries. Read more...

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2022 Winter Quarter Class

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A total of 248 U.S. and international military officers, and DOD civilians, completed their studies this quarter. The Winter Quarter class includes 80 U.S. Navy graduates; 3 U.S. Naval Reserves graduates; 20 U.S. Marine Corps graduates; 1 U.S. Marine Corps Reserves graduate; 1 U.S. Coast Guard graduate; 13 U.S. Army graduates; 8 U.S. Air Force graduates; 94 DoD civilian graduates, and 28 International graduates representing 15 countries.


View Commencement Ceremony pdf for a complete list.

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Winter Quarter Awards

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Congratulations to our Winter Quarter 2022 Awards Winners!


The Richard W. Hamming Faculty Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement – Dr. Marko Orescanin, Department of Oceanography and Dr. Bonnie Johnson, Department of Systems Engineering

The Surface Navy Association's Award for Excellence in Surface Warfare Research – LT Judith Cho, USN

The International Student Award for Excellence in Regional or Security Studies – Mr. Irakli Kochashvili, Georgian Ministry of Defense

The Louis D. Liskin Award for Excellence in Regional Security Studies – LCDR Joseph McGinnis, USN

Monterey Peninsula Council of the Navy League LCDR Tom Winant Highest Academic Achievement Award – LCDR Joseph McGinnis, USN

Marine Corps Association Superior Service Award for Outstanding U.S. Marine Student – Capt Michael Gannon, USMC

Association of the United States Army, General Joseph W. Stilwell Chapter, Award for Outstanding Army Student – MAJ Morgan Martin, USA

Air Force Association Award for Outstanding U.S. Air Force Student – Capt Corie Capalbo, USAF

Naval Postgraduate School Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for Department of Defense Student – Mr. Ryan S. McAllister

Naval Postgraduate School Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for International Students – LCDR Nikolaj Lindberg, Denmark Navy

Naval Postgraduate School Superior Service Award – Lt Col Denisha Brinkman, USAF

Joint Rear Admiral Jack Jarabak/Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition/National Defense Industrial Association Award for Excellence in Undersea Warfare Technology – LT Bridger Smith, USN

Chief of Naval Operations Undersea Warfare Award – LT Elliot George, USN

Naval Sea Systems Command Award in Naval/Mechanical Engineering – LT Samuel R. Royster, USN

Military Operations Research Society Stephen A. Tisdale Graduate Research Award – Capt (Don) Donggeon Lim, Republic of Korea Army

Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Computer Science Award – LT Micky Hall, USN

Chief of Naval Operations Award for Excellence in Operations Research – LT James Wigle, USN

Chief of Naval Personnel Award for Academic Excellence in Manpower Systems Analysis – LT Anna Dolgova, USN and Major Michael Hanlon, USMC

The Department of Defense Management Faculty Outstanding International Student Award – Squadron Leader Ryan Ashen, Royal Australian Air Force and CPT John O’Keeffe, Australian Army

The Department of Defense Management Executive Master of Business Administration Teaching Excellence Award – Mr. David Kaczorowski, Department of Defense Management

Meyer Award for Outstanding Student in Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) – Ms. Kristina M. Haller and MAJ Michael Monfreda

Meyer Award for Teaching Excellence in Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) – Dr. Clifford A. Whitcomb and CAPT Don Muehlbach, PhD    

The Curtis H. "Butch" Straub Achievement Award – Special Agent Kyle Mitchell, United States Secret Service, Washington D.C.

The Outstanding United States Air Force Graduate Award, Department of National Security Affairs – Capt Christine Martinez, USAF


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Winter Graduation Highlights on Social Media

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