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Former CNO Mullen Talks Leadership, National Security Challenges in a Post-COVID-19 World
Years of leadership experience as a Naval officer, culminating as the Navy's Chief of Naval Operations then as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Navy Adm. Mike Mullen offered his view... Read More

New Regional Studies Program Prepares Navy Enlisted for Future Assignments
A handful of senior Navy enlisted personnel are taking advantage of a new opportunity at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to better prepare for their next deployment while also earning graduate-lev... Read More

NSA Professor Co-Authors Journal of Peace Research Article of the Year
Dr. Mohammed Hafez, a professor in the NPS Department of National Security Affairs, is one of three collaborating authors recognized with the Nils Petter Gleditsch Journal of Peace Research (JPR) Arti... Read More

NSA Distinguished Professor Yost Earns Superior Civilian Service Award
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Distinguished Professor David Yost was recognized for 40 years of service in teaching, impactful research and leadership in the National Security Affairs (NSA) departme... Read More

NPS launches campus-wide course in Great Power Competition
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of National Security Affairs (NSA) has launched an initiative to help students from every curriculum better understand the history and nuances behind G... Read More

NPS National Security Affairs Graduates
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) held a graduation ceremony for six service members who graduated from the National Security Affairs (NSA) Regional Security Studies Course Dec. 13, 2018. “This is a ce... Read More

Alumnus Shares a Powerful Story of Transformation With Summer Grads
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) bid farewell to 320 graduates, including 29 international students from 11 nations, earning 323 advanced degrees during the 2018 Summer Quarter Graduation ceremony ... Read More

Founding Faculty Member of NWC Monterey Program Retires
The Naval War College (NWC) Monterey program honored longtime NPS Professor Jan Breemer with the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award and Medal prior to his retirement, recognizing his 30 years of ded... Read More

NSA Guest Speaker Shares Latest Research on Youth in Terrorism
From lethal suicide bombings to savvy propaganda, the Islamic State continues to use children from around the world to wage war. Dr. Mia Bloom, world-renown expert on terrorism and political violence... Read More

NSA Guest Speaker Shares Critical Insight on Authoritarian Regimes
Students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) were recently challenged to rethink the internal dynamics of authoritarian regimes. Engaging a packed lecture room in Glasgow Hall on the university ca... Read More

NSA Professor’s Latest Book Details the Power of Narratives in Afghanistan
Dr. Thomas H. Johnson, Associate Research Professor in the NPS Department of National Security Affairs, released his latest book, “Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan C... Read More

FAOs, DOD Civilians Get Primer on Joint Humanitarian Ops, Disaster Relief
NPS’ Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) Prevention, Relief and Recovery program, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disast... Read More

Air Force Officer Recognized with Multiple Student Awards
U.S. Air Force Capt. Margarita Balish, set to graduate from NPS’ National Security Affairs program, Dec. 15, is the recipient of two prestigious awards for the 2017 Fall Quarter, the Superior Service ... 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

NPS Academics Quietly Contribute to International Diplomacy Efforts
Unbeknownst to the general public, academics and subject matter experts from universities and think tanks quietly contribute to international diplomacy through what are known as track II talks - infor... Read More

NPS Foundation Announces 2015 Menneken Award Winners
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Menneken Awards. NPS Dean of Research Jeff Paduan made the announcement which included the introduction of a new facul... Read More

Combating Terrorism Through Graduate Education, Research
Students and faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are contributing to U.S. efforts to counter terrorism with the weapons they understand best – graduate education and research. NPS Departme... Read More

Distinguished Ops Research Professor Named AAAS Fellow
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Operations Research Distinguished Professor Patricia Jacobs has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for ... Read More

NPS Student Turns Tragedy Into Triumph in Service to His Fellow Wounded Warriors
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student U.S. Army Maj. Dennis “DJ” Skelton, of Elk Point, South Dakota, has been given a rather unfortunate moniker, one he likely would prefer not to have. In 2011, fo... Read More

NPS Student Honored with Prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor
Recent Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus U.S. Air Force Maj. Creighton Mullins of River Ridge, Louisiana was named a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition... Read More

Navy Turns to NPS to Educate Naval Strategists
After a long hiatus following the cold war, the Navy has once again turned to NPS to educate Naval strategists. NPS curriculum 688, Strategic Studies, will now train board-selected officers to receive... Read More

Former Intel Officer, Now Academic Challenges Student Perspectives
Former Navy intelligence officer turned academic, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Assistant Professor Erik Dahl teaches at both NPS, and at its Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). Dahl’s ... Read More

NPS Student Participates in Nimble Titan Exercise Held on Campus
When the U.S. Strategic Command decided to hold a multi-national, tabletop exercise in support of Nimble Titan on the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus, June 24-28, they also extended an invitati... Read More

Minerva Initiative to Fund Two NPS Faculty-led Research Projects
When the Minerva Initiative announced its 2013 selection of university-led proposals to fund, researchers from nearly 35 academic institutions, including seven non-U.S. universities, received approval... Read More

Senior Pakistani Officer Honored With Thesis Award
Pakistani Air Force Air Commodore Shahid Latif Bajwa will graduate with outstanding thesis honors during the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) upcoming Summer Graduation Ceremony, an honor bestowed up... Read More

NPS Professor Given Rare Access to Turkmen Archives
Nestled among the high plains, nearly impenetrable mountains, and black sands of Central Asia sits an ancient, but little known nation. Turkmenistan is one of the five countries of former Soviet Centr... Read More

NPS Faculty Authors Book on Aid Dependence and Democracy
There is a Cambodian proverb that states, “People give, but don’t be in a hurry to take.” NPS Department of National Security Affairs Assistant Professor Sophal Ear’s latest work on international aid ... Read More

University USW Curriculum Leads Resurgence in Undersea Warfare Dominance
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” These iconic words, presented to rousing cheers by then President Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1987 in West Berlin, were the defining moment of a generation. With th... Read More

Student Dissertation Explores Privatization of Global Security
It may not be immediately obvious how a focus in environmental resource policy could lead one to ask the tough questions about the privatization of global security, but for Naval Postgraduate School (... Read More

USSOCOM McRaven Honors Longtime NPS Professor During SGL
Naval Postgraduate School alumnus Adm. William McRaven, Commander, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), presented a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) and award, June 7, in King ... Read More

Workshop Explores History’s Lessons in Nonproliferation of WMD
“We are an epistemic community writing about epistemic communities,” Dr. Jeff Knopf, a senior lecturer with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) department of National Security Affairs (NSA), said with... Read More

New Remote Sensing Degree Program Addresses DoD ISR Needs
The Naval Postgraduate School celebrated a new addition to the academic lineup as 20 students in the Remote Sensing Intelligence (RSI) master’s degree program recently completed their first quarter of... Read More

NPS’ Award-Winning Dudley Knox Library Launches Mobile Website
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Dudley Knox Library (DKL) recently launched a mobile version of its website to offer library users easy access anywhere, anytime to the wealth of information and servic... Read More

University’s Center on Contemporary Conflict Leads Project on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Center on Contemporary Conflict (CCC) is now home to the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC), a multi-million do... Read More

SOUTHCOM Commander Gen. Douglas Fraser Briefs NPS Regional Studies Students, FAOs
Naval Postgraduate School students in the National Security Affairs Western Hemisphere curriculum and regional Foreign Area Officers gathered in Glasgow Hall on the university campus for a detailed br... Read More

National Security Affairs Distinguished Professor Releases Two Books on Wholly Diverse Subjects
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Distinguished Professor recently published two books on two very different subjects concerning national security, defense, civil military relations and organized crim... 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

NPS Professor Clay Moltz Explores “Asia’s Space Race” in New Book
National Security Affairs Associate Professor J. Clay Moltz explores Asia’s space programs and the dangers of a growing militarization of the space race in his most recent book, “Asia’s Space Race: Na... Read More

Air Force Doctoral Graduate Edits Book on Hybrid Conflict
Air Force Maj. Paul Brister, a special tactics officer and graduate from the doctoral program in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of National Security Affairs, recent... Read More

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Addresses Student Questions About Arab Spring
Since late 2010, the “Arab Spring" has brought the spotlight of the world onto North African and Middle Eastern countries in the thick of political protests and countrywide unrest. For Libya, the tens... Read More

Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security Established at NPS
On May 2, 2011, then Maj. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), placed the final signature on the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), completing the process to offi... Read More

Professor Sophal Ear Awarded Fulbright Grant
Sophal Ear, an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), was recently awarded a Fulbright grant in conjunction with the Fulbright Senior Specialist desig... Read More

NPS Alumnus Serves as XO, Future CO, of Navy’s Flagship Amphib
Capt. Cedric Pringle graduated from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) with a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy in 1998 and recently returned to the state as Executive Officer, and soon to be... Read More

NSA Director and First Commander, U.S. Cyber Command Keynotes Summer Graduation
Three hundred and eight U.S. and international students tossed their mortar boards at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Summer 2010 graduation ceremonies Sept. 24 following a rousing keynote address by ... Read More

2010 Homeland Security Conference Brings Key National Security Experts to NPS
With the recent anniversary of September 11 providing a somber reminder to the importance of their mission, experts from around the country gathered for the 4th Annual Homeland Security Conference hel... Read More

NPS Professor Tapped as Top Political Adviser to Canada’s Commander, Task Force Kandahar
At a critical turning point in the war in Afghanistan, Naval Postgraduate School Professor of National Security Affairs Thomas Johnson has been tapped to be the senior political aide and counterinsurg... Read More

NSA Students Design “Afghanistan-in-Your-Hand” Smart Phone App
While smart phone apps can put a map in your hands, two Naval Postgraduate School students have designed one that puts a whole country in your hands – Afghanistan. That’s why National Security Affair... Read More

Growing a Brighter Future for Conflict-Affected Environments
Agriculture and the empowerment that comes with self-reliance allow conflict-affected environments around the world to rebuild economic foundations and establish lasting resources. From March 22-25, ... Read More

Teacher Reunites with Student in Afghanistan
NPS National Security Affairs Prof. James Russell (right) and Captain Bobby Davis (left), who graduated with a master’s degree in National Security Affairs in 2007, have reunited in Afghanistan at com... 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

Workshop Explores Bond Between Economic Recovery and International Stability
At the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS), educational programs explore methods for creating jobs and rebuilding livelihoods in post-conflict enviro... Read More

CCMR Prof Pioneers Book on Transforming Defense Capabilities
When he touches down in Argentina the weekend of Apr. 17, Naval Postgraduate School lecturer in the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) and Department of National Security Affairs retired Navy ... Read More

Global Center for Security Cooperation, DLI Sign Historic Collaboration
The Global Center for Security Cooperation (GCSC) and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) signed an historic Letter of Accord Jan. 30 making the nation's language provider for ... Read More