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From Provost to Professor: Gartner Will Return to Scholarship at NPS
MONTEREY, Calif. — Dr. Scott Gartner, who has served as the 16th Provost of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) since March 2021, recently announced that he will be returning to scholarship as a full ... Read More

Former SECDEF Mattis Talks About Leadership, Democracy During NPS Guest Lecture
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NPS Researchers Recognized for Modeling Integrated Deterrence in INDOPACOM Region
In recognition of their efforts to advance future force design and the next-generation Joint Warfighting Concept, several researchers from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) were recently honored wit... Read More

17th President of National Defense University Honors NPS Winter Quarter Graduates
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recognized the achievement of its 2024 Winter Quarter graduates during the school’s latest commencement ceremony in King Hall Auditorium, Mar. 29. U.S. Air Force L... Read More

Marine General Offers Challenge to NPS Summer Quarter Graduates
Emphasizing the power of collaboration and embracing the inevitable flux of change, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) celebrated its 2023 Summer Quarter graduates on Sept. 22 during a ceremony at Ki... Read More

NPS Students’ Quick Reactions Save Classmate Following Serious Injury
Two Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students were presented with the U.S. Army Commendation Medal for quickly coming to the aid of a fellow classmate following a life-threatening surfing incident in O... Read More

Innovation Capstone Gives NPS Students a Pathway to Transition New Ideas to the Fleet
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is currently piloting a new innovation capstone opportunity for NPS’ warrior-scholar students to work with U.S. Navy sponsors on developing and transitioning their ... Read More

Chief of Navy Reserve Encourages NPS Winter Quarter Graduates
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored its 2023 Winter Quarter graduates during a commencement ceremony held in King Hall Auditorium, March 24. NPS alumnus Vice Adm. John Mustin, Chief of Navy R... Read More

Defense Analysis Professor Awarded Oxford Dissertation Prize
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) professor has been awarded the Society for the History of American Foreign Relation's (SHAFR) Oxford University Press USA Dissertation Prize in International History.... Read More

NPS Scores High Marks in Annual Grad School Rankings, Again
When “U.S. News and World Report” (USNWR) released its well-known annual rankings of U.S. graduate schools, March 29, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) once again maintained high marks in several pr... Read More

Nobel Laureate, Game Theorist Shares Perspective on Conflict with NPS Students, Faculty
Dr. Roger Myerson, an internationally-recognized economist and 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize recipient in Economic Sciences, offered an informal guest lecture with Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students... Read More

NPS Defense Analysis Department Welcomes New Chair
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis, nationally-recognized for its leading graduate education and research programs in information strategy, political warfare and inno... Read More

NPS Cybersecurity Expert Explores ‘Weapons of Mass Disruption’ in New Book
The German War Machine of World War II utilized a military tactic, known as Blitzkrieg, to create psychological shock and disorganization of enemy forces through surprise, speed and superiority in fir... Read More

Experts Explore Information Defense, Strategy During NPS Symposium
In today’s environment of ‘alternative facts’ and false narratives propagated over social media, along with masterful campaigns of disinformation shaped by both China and Russia, effective information... Read More

NPS Professor’s Latest Book Examines Extremism Post Islamic State
NPS Dept. of Defense Analysis Associate Professor Glenn Robinson recently released his latest book, “Global Jihad – A Brief History,” examining extremism post the Islamic State (IS) in the Muslim worl... Read More

DOD Info Operations Center Launches New Name, Website
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty leading the university’s DOD Information Operations Center for Research announced some key changes to the center’s identity, Oct. 5, looking to better position ... Read More

Student Thesis Explores Russian Tactics to Influence U.S. Nuclear Perceptions
Russian meddling in the United States’ affairs gained media attention in the U.S. following the 2016 presidential election, but the superpower has been manipulating foreign media for decades, says U.S... Read More

NPS, SOCPAC Co-host Trans-Regional Resistance Working Group with Indo-Pacific Partners
Designed to create an open discussion environment for the U.S. and its Indo-Pacific partners, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Special Operations Command, Pacific co-hosted a Trans-Regional Res... Read More

Gray Networks: NPS uses social network analysis to cast a bright light on maritime awareness
On November 25, 2018, a large commercial cargo ship suddenly parked itself under the recently-constructed Crimean Bridge over the Kerch Strait, preventing three Ukrainian Navy vessels from reaching th... Read More

From Talent Management to Personalized Terrorism, NPS SOF Student Theses Explore Diverse Topics
The Naval Postgraduate School Department of Defense Analysis (DA) held its biannual Research Week, Jan. 13-17, on the university campus. Home to a majority of the school’s Special Operations Forces (S... Read More

Big Ideas Exchange seeks tactical edge to address Marine Corps challenges
The U.S. Marine Corps at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) hosted the university’s latest Big Idea Exchange (BIX) presenting and discussing their cutting-edge research and ideas with a greater Navy ... Read More

Distinguished Faculty Awarded Top Spot in Prestigious Essay Contest
Two leading Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) professors have just won a prestigious essay competition for a co-authored article challenging the United States Navy to fully lean into the coming ascenden... Read More

Ethics professor George Lober honored through namesake lecture series
Retired Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Senior Lecturer George W. Lober has the honor of being the namesake for a new lecture series in the field of ethics. NPS’ Department of Defense Analysis (DA) de... Read More

Big Ideas Exchange highlights struggle for cyber advantage
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty and students researching the cutting-edge of how the U.S. can gain an advantage in cyberspace shared their game-changing research during the latest Big Ideas Ex... Read More

NPS Team Turns to Machine Learning to Predict Social Unrest
The balloon of cyber warfare has gone up, and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) remains at the forefront of developing vital technologies to win the fight in this very gray domain. The Defense Inte... Read More

NPS Researchers Recognized for Serious Advancements in Serious Gaming
Beneath the starry night, you look down upon a residential compound in the suburbs of Abbottabad, Pakistan, wherein dwells the militant Islamist responsible for a series of horrific terrorist attacks ... Read More

Defense Analysis Department Connects Student Research to SOF Needs
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Defense Analysis (DA) department hosted representatives from various Special Operations Forces (SOF) operational commands for a showcase of student research, Aug.... Read More

Four NPS Faculty Recognized as Distinguished Professors
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recognized four of its top faculty by conferring the honored title of Distinguished Professor in recognition of their exceptional and sustained scholarly, teaching ... Read More

Student Wargaming Activities Address Sponsors’ Direct Needs
In the near future, a crisis suddenly flares up on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, and U.S. Marines are called to action to evacuate U.S. civilians trapped in a hostile city. The nearest ... Read More

Air Force Student Honored With Distinguished Flying Cross
NPS student U.S. Air Force Maj. Philip Garito was presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross during a special ceremony in King Auditorium, May 22, with Garito’s family and fellow Air Force officers... Read More

Reorganization Provides NPS Faculty With New Opportunities in Leadership
Early this year, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Provost Dr. Steven Lerman announced a restructuring of his office, creating two new associate provost positions, and new opportunities for university f... Read More

Defense Analysis Students Showcase Research
Department of Defense Analysis students inching closer to graduation were given an opportunity to share their thesis research to fellow students and faculty in NPS’ Root Hall during the department’s a... Read More

NPS Students’ Theses Offer Unique Insight, Perspectives on ISIS
In June of 2014, a branch of al-Qaida previously known as the “Organization of Monotheism and Jihad” proclaimed itself an Islamic State caliphate in order to establish a unified political and military... Read More

Afghanistan’s Top Diplomat Reaches Out to NPS
Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, Afghan Ambassador to the United States, delivered a thought-provoking and insightful guest lecture to an audience of NPS students, faculty and staff in the Mechanical and Aerospac... Read More

DA Professor Honored for Teaching Excellence With Annual Hamming Award
NPS Department of Defense Analysis Associate Professor Heather Gregg is the recipient of the 2017 Richard W. Hamming Annual Faculty Award for Achievement in Teaching, recognizing her exceptional work ... Read More

General Cyber Pilot Course Completes First Delivery
NPS’ Cyber Academic Group has just wrapped up the first delivery of its All Hands General Cyber Course, a pilot program charged with providing general cyber awareness for all Navy students at NPS, reg... Read More

Defense Analysis Students' SNA Research Captures the Attention of SOUTHCOM Leadership
U.S. Army Majs. Matthew Bauer, Andrew Maggard and Robert Murray, all students at the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Defense Analysis department, had the opportunity to brief members of United State... Read More

Celebrated Author, Journalist Thomas Friedman Guest Lectures at NPS
Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Thomas Friedman visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and shared insights from his latest book, “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s G... Read More

NPS Faculty Deploy With USS Eisenhower
When the USS Eisenhower arrived to Mediterranean Sea last week, a cadre of faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and other universities across the nation were part of the crew. Dr. Heather... Read More

Recent Patents Highlight Efforts in Innovation Across Campus
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and its innovative faculty have begun to see their hard work bear fruit with a series of new patents highlighting the diversity of student, faculty led research end... Read More

Student’s Explosive Containment Technique Leads to Patent
Former Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis student Navy Lt. Deward Cummings was awarded a patent for his “Explosive Storage System,” Jan. 12. His invention reveals a novel t... Read More

NPS Panel Discusses ISIS Expansion, Policy Options
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis, the Naval War College (NWC) Monterey, and the Global Education Community Collaboration Online (GlobalECCO) counter terrorism progr... Read More

A Warrior’s Legacy – McChrystal Shares His Story During Unique SGL
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates referred to him as “perhaps the finest leader of men in combat I have ever met.” Retired U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s military resume speaks for itself... Read More

NPS Promotion and Tenure Ceremony Casts Light on Relevant Education, Research
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route and Provost Dr. Douglas Hensler, honored a diverse crowd of academics during NPS’ annual promotion and tenure ceremony in th... Read More

Students Use Design Thinking to Forecast Future of Civil Affairs
NPS defense analysis students and Civil Affairs (CA) officers, U.S. Army Majs. Sam Hayes and Ken Nguyen, organized a Design Thinking workshop, March 3-6, for the thesis capstone project in Dr. Nancy R... Read More

Dudley Knox Library Launches All New Website
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Dudley Knox Library (DKL) launched its completely redesigned website, Dec. 28, with site administrators confident the new site will better enable its NPS student ... Read More

CRUSER Contemplates Drones, Foreign Policy
Government officials around the country have been trying to understand and properly classify the use of drones outside of the battlefield. Recently, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that... Read More

Defense Analysis Professor Champions Design Thinking’s Problem-Solving Potential
At a recent commencement address, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis (DA) Professor and Chair Dr. John Arquilla discussed the “big, game-changing ideas” percolating at NPS,... Read More

NPS Mentors Work to Close the Gender Gap in STEM
It’s no secret that women are historically under-represented in the STEM disciplines, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and have been for some time. Since 1990, the National Resear... Read More

NPS Helps Northern Africa Improve Border Security Through Series of Workshops
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Department of Defense Analysis has spent the first quarter of 2014 assisting Northern African nations improve the security of their land and sea borders through a serie... Read More

NPS, Moroccan Border Security Officers Explore State Responses to Extremism
U.S Ambassador Frank Urbancic, a regional attaché with the State Department’s non-proliferation office, recently traveled with a contingent of Moroccan border security professionals to the Naval Postg... Read More

NPS Challenges Students to Consider the Ethics of Unmanned Systems
A recent, often impassioned, debate at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) on the ethics of robotic combat systems offered the public a window into NPS’ attempts to challenge its student body to explo... Read More

NPS Establishes Central Portal for Combating Terrorism Information Exchange
Each day, around the world, the Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) provides U.S. and international officers with innovative training and education in combating terrorism. Tens of thousands ... Read More

NPS Student’s Intel App Takes Center Stage in Global Interdiction Experiment
U.S. Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Chris Linnel, a student at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), recently applied an NPS-developed application to a massive international nuclear interdiction ex... Read More

Pakistani Air Force Pilot Honored With Quarter’s Top International Student Award
Each quarter, the Naval Postgraduate School honors a select international student for excellence in both academics and research. This past quarter, the honor, entitled the Outstanding Academic Achieve... Read More

Air Force Chief of Staff Selects Book Authored by NPS Professor, Students for Official Reading List
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis Professor Anna Simons’ co-authored book, “The Sovereignty Solution” was recently included on the Air Force Chief of Staff’s recommended r... Read More

Defense Analysis Professor Explores Ethics of Unmanned Systems in New Book
With so many lingering questions surrounding the ethics of drone warfare, NPS Department of Defense Analysis Assistant Professor and ethicist Dr. Bradley Strawser saw an opportunity to further the con... Read More

NPS Students’ Thesis Addresses the Threat of Active Shooters
Every day, the men and women of the armed forces put themselves in harm’s way. Recent NPS graduates, U.S. Army Majors Charles Ergenbright and Sean Hubbard, are no different – and they commit to countl... Read More

NPS Enlisted Special Forces Student Inspires Intelligence Innovation
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands at a remote compound in Southern Afghanistan. Dust flies, Soldiers dismount, the tension is almost palpable. Before the team looms a series of seemingly medieval walle... Read More

Defense Analysis Professor Selected for Inaugural Cyber Security Hall of Fame Class
In a nod to the dedication and influence of one of the Naval Postgraduate School’s exceptional faculty, NPS Department of Defense Analysis (DA) Distinguished Professor, Dr. Dorothy Denning, has been i... Read More

New NPS Professor Applies Philosophy, Ethics to the Complexities of War
The Naval Postgraduate School Department of Defense Analysis (DA) welcomed a new face to the department – an ethicist and philosopher whose fresh perspective has students talking about the ethical imp... Read More

NPS’ CORE Lab Rethinks Traditional Intelligence Analysis
There was a time when identifying friend or foe on the battlefield was pretty simple. The good guys wore uniforms that matched your own and the enemy was arrayed in neat formations, waving flags and m... Read More

NPS Defense Analysis Grads Apply Their Studies Through Global SOF Internships
In an effort to continue to bolster the program that United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Commander Adm. William McRaven himself graduated from, the Naval Postgraduate School Defense Ana... Read More

Defense Analysis Professor Reflects on Receipt of USSOCOM Medal
There are many occasions when a star pupil returns to his or her alma mater to pay tribute to a key teacher, a mentor who played a significant role in the educational experience. But rarely has that s... Read More

Naval Postgraduate School Honors NCO with University’s Top Army Student Award
Naval Postgraduate School Defense Analysis student Master Sgt. Jim Monroe was recently the first non-commissioned officer (NCO) to ever be awarded the Association of the U.S. Army, Gen. Joseph W. Stil... Read More

Army Secretary Visits Naval Postgraduate School
Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), May 21, to learn more about research conducted by the university and to see the academic programs military officers take ... Read More

CORE Lab’s Lighthouse Project Casts a Bright Light on IED Networks
When improvised explosive devices (IEDs) talk, they have a lot to say. Each wire and detonator helps tell a story of who created the device. Their locations across a battlespace help create a visual m... Read More

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Outlines the Future Navy During SGL
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson visited his alma mater to offer a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL), Feb. 16 to students, faculty and staff at the Naval Postgraduate School (... Read More

NPS Establishes Interdisciplinary Cyber Academic Group
In the January 2012 “Priorities for the 21st Century Defense” report, the Department of Defense listed cyberspace operations as one of the 10 primary missions for the armed forces. The growing threats... Read More

Army’s Intellectual Center Commander Continues What CSA Odierno Started
The Commanding General of the esteemed ‘intellectual center’ of the Army, the Combined Arms Center (CAC), Lt. Gen. David Perkins visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for a series of briefings a... Read More

Army Chief of Staff Odierno Briefed on NPS’ Defense Analysis Education, Research
On Nov. 4, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visited the Naval Postgraduate School to learn firsthand about the education and research programs underway at the university. Specifically, Odierno... Read More

Two NPS Students Stabilize Shark Attack Victim at Nearby Marina Beach
On a crisp Saturday morning, Oct. 29, local resident Eric Tarantino, 27, was bitten along the right side of his neck and shoulder by an estimated 15-20 ft. shark while surfing at Marina State Beach in... Read More

University Faculty Keynote Workshop on Ethics in Emerging Defense Technologies
Attendees at the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations and National Security (CETMONS) gathered for a three-day workshop titled “Ethics and Warfighting Technologies,” held at the n... Read More

Maintaining the Edge - NPS, Information Dominance, and the New World
Clouds of smoke billowed from the beaches of Veracruz as hundreds of men faced the uncertainty of their fate. Outnumbered 300 to one and facing a long, difficult battle with the Aztecs, Spanish explor... Read More

Special Ops Head, Alumnus Addresses Defense Analysis Students
Since the Special Operations curriculum of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Defense Analysis Department is sponsored by the U.S. Special Operations Command, a visit and special lecture by USSOCOM Comma... Read More

Afghan Theatre Conference Aims to Impact Strategies in the Field
”Are we faced with something unique in Afghanistan, something that challenges our entire strategic paradigm?” That question, posed by NPS Defense Analysis Professor John Arquilla, challenges fundamen... Read More

NPS Leads Complex Operations Case Series Development
The Naval Postgraduate School held a complex operations case study writing workshop at the Asilomar Conference Center on the Monterey Peninsula recently in support of the Consortium for Complex Operat... Read More