The Department of Defense Management provides responsive graduate education and Navy-centric research that

  • grounds leaders in essential knowledge of the defense acquisition decision support system, and
  • develops the cognitive skills to lead innovation in the development and delivery of capabilities that meet the operational needs of the Naval and joint forces.

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Warrior-scholars can pursue degree programs in residence or remotely, and can select from several certificate programs.

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Our faculty bring a mix of military and academic expertise that keeps curricula and research projects relevant to the latest challenges facing the Naval and joint forces.

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Faculty and student cross-disciplinary teams research on top priority Naval operational and strategic challenges. 

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Department of Defense Management

555 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA 93943

Phone: 831-656-2471
Fax: 831-656-3407

A message from DDM Chair,  Raymond Jones

Innovation is at the heart of the Department of Defense Management, defining our curriculum, research, and people. All DDM efforts share a targeted focus on the DoD Acquisition Decision Support System and the processes necessary to transition critical capabilities and services that meet Naval operational needs.  DDM’s recently updated programs provide a cost-effective and integrative curriculum that emphasizes defense acquisition, logistics, financial management, and manpower within the framework of Naval warfighting priorities.  

  • Read more about how DDM delivers intellectual and technological advantage for the US Navy and joint forces. 
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The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) provided post-baccalaureate education to military officers and other members of the United States defense and national security community. The mission of NPS is to provide high-quality, relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of the Naval Services, other Armed Forces of the U.S. and our partners, to enhance our national security. 

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